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“More than a teashop!”
Review of Minthiha

Minthiha
Ranked #59 of 230 Restaurants in Mandalay
Cuisines: Asian
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This branch of Minthiha (I think there is least another branch in Mandalay) is one of my favorite stops for good meals. Yes, it's more than just a teashop!

While Minthiha DOES have very good tea (the sweet, hot brew so commonly found in this country), it's the food that really distinguishes the place. In the morning you can try local noodle dishes like Mondhi or Ohno Kyauk Swe. This is the REAL Burmese food tradition! The rice salad (fried rice with some veggies) is also very good, as are the side dishes like the Nan Bya (Flat bread with beans) and fried vegetables.

Unlike some local tea shops there is an English language menu at each table. But a warning about those tables: they are small and the seats are usually tiny wooden stools, so the comfort level is not what most Westerners may be accustomed to. But the VERY low prices and high quality of the food make up for such discomfort. No AC, but plenty of ceiling fans, and the now have Wi-Fi for customers.

This place is almost always very busy and there are times you will have to share a table with another party, But Myanmar people are very friendly and you might find yourself striking up a conversation and making a new friend. Another perk of going to Burmese teashops. A highly recommended activity.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Went there two mornings in a row. It should be named Min Thi Ha as separate words, not one word.

We ate and ate. The Mohinga is super and so is the Shan noodles soup. Not so keen on it dry. Also not so keen on the Mote Ti, though according to my local guide, they make a good one. All the noodles mentioned are made with rice noodles so no worries about gluten intolerance. The milk tea is yummy too. For the Shan noodles, the soup version get sold out early. Hang out there in the morning. You can order the snacks and they come in threes. You pay for only what you eat. Walk around the various stations, both in and outside to see what you want to eat. There's an extra list on the menu.

The young boys working there are friendly and sweet. Their team in the kitchen is lovely.

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

It is a big teashop, where many kinds of food are available with affordable price. The thing that has most demand is "mat pae kyaw" also known as "a kwinn kyaw", cause I got there 7:30 and it's not available. Tea ☕️ is also nice, other Myanmar food like salads (noodles, Both Mandalay and Shan type), sticky rice with fried meat (mutton, chicken ) and prata (made from flour) also known there as Htet Ta Yar (100 layers) with sugar or peas are available also. One suggestion is to go there early, if u want to taste everything.

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

This place obviously doesn't see too many non-locals and there's not a lot of English spoken by the staff. They do have a small menu in English though.

We tried to order the Shan noodles but they must have been finished so I asked for mohinga (which I don't think is listed on the menu, at least not by name) which was delicious.

The tea came strong and sweet and you also get free green tea from the flask on the table.

In total, two bowls of mohinga, two teas and a big bottle of water came to 2000Ks (chat).

This is great value if you're in the area and want a simple lunch but there are tea shops all over Mandalay so I don't think going out of your way for this one is necessary.

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

we can choose many sorts of food. And the taste good and customer service is good too. I often go there.

Thank Chaw S
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