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Taungoo hosts pot pourri competition

Contestants seen in action. Photo: Shwe Win (Pyay)
Contestants seen in action. Photo: Shwe Win (Pyay)

A COOKING competition for makers of Myanmar traditional htamanè pot pourri was held at the sports ground in TaungooTownship on 21 February.
Staff from the 13 departments of the TaungooTownship administration participated in the cooking competition.
Brig-Gen Thein Lwin, Deputy Commander of the Southern Command, an official of Taungoo District Administrative Department, cut the ribbon to open the event, and an official from the Taungoo Township Administrative Department explained the contest rules.
Brig-Gen Thein Lwin, along withdistrict and township departmental heads presented awards to the winning teams. Myanmar traditional htamanè is a glutinous snack made from sticky rice, sesame seeds, peanuts slices, coconut chips, ginger strips and groundnut oil. It is a seasonal delicacy in Myanmar. People around Myanmar make htamanè on the full moon of Tabotwe, the 11th lunar month on the traditional Myanmar calendar, which usually falls in February.

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