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Both a food-centred travelogue and recipe book, 0451 Mornings are for Mont Hin Gar explores regional Burmese cuisine, taking the reader on a journey through the country’s vast and varied culinary landscape. Filling its pages are richly illustrated food stories gleaned during travels all over the country, from Mandalay teashops to Waymo eateries, from Rakhine markets to Bagan and Mawlamyaing home kitchens. Laden with information on local ingredients and cooking methods, one can expect recipes for staples, such as fermented tea leaf salad and mont hin gar, the ubiquitous fish noodle soup in the title, as well as more unusual dishes, such as Kyaing Tong peanut tofu salad, Chin white corn porridge and a curry of pork, fermented sesame paste and citron leaves from the arid central plains.

The book won Third best Asian Cookbook at the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards 2016.