Myanmar food has its own special identity. Although it draws on its neighbors, it is neither as hot as Thai, as spicy as Indian nor does it resemble Chinese cooking much except in stir-fried vegetables. Nowadays various kinds of Myanmar food and snacks are available in the street stalls, markets and local restaurants. Also most of the hotels in different destinations offer Myanmar set menus which allow visitors to try the taste of the Myanmar cuisine.
Myanmar dining tables are round and low-footed. Family members sit on the mat around the table to enjoy their meals. Unlike the Western kitchen, food is not served in courses. Dishes with different items are spread out on the table for people to help themselves. Food is eaten with the fingers of the right hand. Homes in cities and towns have dining tables and chairs, some people eat with fork and spoon.