As you approach the beginning of the famous U Bein bridge there are several outsoor restaurants set up on what is effectively the foreshore of Lake Taungthaman. It makes for a beautiful setting with views of the stunning U Bein bridge (see seperate tip). I imagine it would be delightful at sunset, although I was there in mid afternoon.
I was taken to this particular place by my guide. It boasted comfortable seating and friendly service. I suggested the guide order for us, and we were rewarded with a delicious soup and excellent grilled prawns with the usual rice.
By the way, the small blue jeep in the background was my transport for the day.
Good food seved in these surroundings - what more could you want?
Favorite Dish: The grilled prawns - wonderful.
In the dry season, which runs from November to April, there are many little stalls lakeside or on the floodplain. You can buy snacks, drinks, a beer or even have a sit-down meal.
Note that if you buy a beverage they prefer it if you consume it there and give them back the can or bottle (for recycling). If you want to take it with you, they will tip the contents into a plastic bag and insert a straw.
The food is nice and price is so reasonable. You can choose whatever you like.
Favorite Dish: I've selected a dish of long bean, veges and chicken which cost less than USD3.
I enjoyed my dinner at this La Shio Lay restaurant very much.
It's a very famous restaurant in Mandalay. Simply ask the trishaw or taxi, they will direct you to this restaurant.