Episode 059: Marc Shortt: Chef & Founder of Sa Ba Street Food Tours

Marc Shortt is a chef and the founder of Sa Ba Street Food Tours. Apart from wandering about Yangon’s streets and discovering lesser known dishes from the remote corners of the country, you might bump into him at food markets and adventure destinations somewhere in the world.

Listen to his journey growing up in rural England being part of many family gathering around food, and travelling across the world as a chef, to now offering street food tours while empowering local communities and their small family businesses in Myanmar.

Sa Ba Street Food Tours is a culinary experience and social enterprise that offers small group and personalised excursions to explore the exotic dishes of Myanmar.

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Let these local guides take you on a journey through Yangon’s historical neighborhoods while sharing influences of food culture here.

Relish a lip-smacking assortment of Myanmar dishes as you traverse bustling lanes filled with complex aromas.

Hopping between a curated bunch of trusty street vendors, treat yourselves to the diverse flavors of Burmese home-style food.

Sign up for their cooking classes run by a team of food enthusiasts at YWCA Yangon, mentored and trained by Sa Ba Street Food Tours.

If you’re ready to dig deeper into the diverse culinary offerings of Myanmar, join in for their various themed tours either in and around Yangon, or out in the remote Burmese countryside.


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Show cover jingle courtesy of Icons8
Music by Nordgroove from Fugue

Episode background tunes courtesy of YouTube Audio Library
Fairy Meeting
by Emily A Sprague
Echo Sclavi
by The Mini Vandals

All photographs courtesy of Sa Ba Street Food Tours, unless otherwise stated

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