Update : May 16, 2020
Thesis for Diploma in German
In 1981, Cho Cho Hlaing studied for Diploma in German. A requirement was to submit a thesis. She chose to describe “The cultural background of preparing and serving of Burmese Food“.
The thesis comprised of 8 chapters. The first chapter described Dana, such as offering (Soon Laung De) to a row of Sanghas (monks), and Soon Kyway at home.
For each chapter Peter (Khin Tun) did a wonderful drawing. There were altogether ten drawings which clearly express the text, “A Picture is Worth A Thoughtful Words”.
Cho Cho Hlaing gained Credit in the Final Exam.
The Professor was very impressed with Peter’s drawings.
Offering of Ah Yone Soon in the village
Food offered to monks at dusk by the villagers
Preparing for Soon Kway in the village
Rice / Paddy fields
A hut in the Rice / Paddy field
The boys at the monastery having meal on Daunglan
Staple food from different parts of Burma
Burmese Htamin Waing
What shall I eat?
As Myanmar is located between two gastronomical countries (China and India) the boy was thinking and scratching his head thinking what he should eat.
Three specialties that are described in detail in the thesis
La Phet (Pickled Tea Leaves),
Htamane (Sticky Rice)
and Thingyan Htamin (Specially prepared for consuming during the Thingyan Water Festival).