Love a hearty bowl of noodles and plan on traveling to Yangon, Myanmar? If so, you should definitely pay a visit to “999 Shan Noodle House”. This local treasure doesn’t disappoint. “Shan” in the restaurant’s name describes the Shan ethnic group – and they know how to whip up a mean bowl of noodles.
If you’re familiar with Thai food, there are some similarities. But otherwise, some differences stand out. The noodles for instance are definitely chewier, more al dente. Shan style noodle broth is also more oily and savory than that of Thai noodle dishes.
Pictured below are the “Flat Rice Noodles” with soup. Besides the “soup” option, you can have salad dressing or oil flavoring. You can also choose chicken, pork or vegetarian in each noodle dish. Vegetarian will include fried tofu, which is a 999 Shan Noodle House specialty. While a little heavy on the batter, the fried tofu are a nice topping.
Pictured below are the “Sticky Shan Noodles” with soup. They’re indeed stickier and this makes eating them a bit of fun. If you’re more about sweeter flavors, this would be a good choice.
999 Shan Noodle House is also known for their pork ribs. Below is their “Noodle with Steamed Pork Ribs” dish, with oil flavoring. Besides oil flavoring, soup style is available too. The pork is soft enough that it falls right off the bone.
Moreover, at 1 to 2.50 USD per bowl of noodles, 999 Shan Noodle House is a delicious steal!
The original location of 999 Shan Noodle House is a bit old-school and cramped but this also makes for a fun experience.
If you’re looking for more space to relax in, they’ve expanded. They have more tables literally right down the road (with the original 999 Shan Noodle House on the left, to your keep left).
The entrance to this expanded space is as below:
Rest assured – this expansion space is operated by the same people. So this means you’re getting the exact same awesome noodles. I was happy to see our waiter carrying bowls of noodles right from the original 999 Shan Noodle House.