Rakhine Mote T and Rainy Season are two things that are always compatible with each other.
Rakhine Mote T, originated from Rakhine from Western Myanmar, is one of the most loved ethnic food in Myanmar.
Made with rice vermicelli, Rakhine Mont T comes in two forms- soup and salad. Made with nga shwe fish, lemongrass, red and green chili paste, coriander, onion, garlic and more, Rakhine Mont T is known for its hot and spicy taste.
It’s actually a good experience to have Rakhine Mont T on a rainy day – the spiciness of it balances out the coldness of the weather. So, if you want to try out this famous mouthwatering dish, here are some of the places to try it.
1Min Lan Seafood
When someone mentions Rakhine Mont T, Min Lan Mont T is the first place that comes into our mind. For its delicious Mont T and fresh seafood specialities, Min Lan seafood restaurant has been loved by both locals and visitors. Apart from its special seafood dishes, another popular one from Min Lan is Mont Lat Saung, which is a traditional Burmese dessert made with jaggery, coconut flakes and rice drops. It has got over 9 branches across Yangon.
Tel: 09 261 451 439
Address: No. 69, Waizayandar Road, South Okkala Township (Waizayandar branch)
Hours: 9am – 10pm
2Sin Yay Twin Rakhine Mote T
It may be a small shop, however, Sin Yay Twin Rakhine Mont T has its own reputation among customers for its mouth-watering Mont T, delicious seafood and traditional Myanmar snacks such as Mont Khaw Pyin and more.
Tel: 09 692 295 571
Address: No. 3, Room 6, Ground Floor, Aung Myay Thar Zi (1) Street, East Aung Myay Thar Zi Housing, Kamayut Township, Yangon
Hours: 10am – 8pm
3Kyi Myin Daing Rakhine Mont T
A small shop on the side of Yankin street, Kyi Myin Daing Mont T sells Rakhine Mont T and fried pork. Those are the most popular dishes of the place and you can also get salads and spring rolls.
Address: on the side of Yankin street between Yan Aung (2) and (3) street, Yankin Township, Yangon
4Rakhine Mont T at 12th Street
This one is recommended by some food bloggers, offering Mont T, papaya salad, fish cake salad and more. They also have their homemade fish paste, which you can buy for take-away in small tubs.
Address: 12th Street, Lower Block, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon
Hours: 11:30am – 4:30pm
5Kyauk Phyu Rakhine Mont T
This is my personal favourite – a small shop on the side of Thitsar road in South Okkala Township. Just as other shops, Kyauk Phyu sells Mont T, fresh seafood and several salads. Its Mixed Vegetable Salad is my favourite so far and its Spicy Clam Salad is surely a perfect dish combined with Mont T soup.
Address: At the front of Innwa Street, Thitsar Road, South Okkala Township, Yangon