Red Chili at 1420 meters, by Sebastian Smok, January 2016.

The National Emblem

The National Emblem

Myanmar (Burmese pronunciation: [mjəmà], officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in South East Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.

 town at 1420 meters high

                                         town at 1420 meters high

 

Our great photographer -and travelerSebastian Smok (n. 1987) captured the people and red spicy of a singular community out of time.

lifestyle

                                                            lifestyle

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sebasmok-picante-birmano-12                                                         Six hundred families live in this little town

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 They select the chili for its quality: the more intense red makes it more valuable. Without irrigation, only with rainwater, the plants bear fruit once a year. To sell it is key that is completely dry. The spicy of ají – also the one of ginger – is inescapable ingredient of the Burmese kitchen. From the highlands of Kalaw reaches markets across the country, and is exported to India, Thailand, China and Cambodia.

better chili

better chili

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and street food of Mianmar, Mark Wiens Mohinga expierience in Yangon

 

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