The other week I was on my way to one of the street stalls that I frequent when a bright yellow sign caught my eye. "Alfredo Pizza" it said with a little character of a man throwing a pizza dough into the air. Although I hadn't heard anyone at school talk about this hole-in-the-wall street pizza place, I was intrigued and thought I would give it a try.
As I approached I noticed a list of pizza options: cheese, sausage (aka hot dogs), pineapple, just to name a few. I thought I would play it safe and go for the cheese. I paid my 2500 kyat ($2.50 usd) and was told that the pizza would be 10 minutes but they would deliver it to me. I returned to my classroom and shortly after there was a knock on the door from one of the school staff with a mini-pizza box in hand.
The pizza was surprisingly tasty for a street stall in Myanmar. Good dough, okay sauce, and great cheese. Mainly it was nice to have a lunch option that was not rice, noodles, or oil. Since getting my first pizza I have ordered it about once a week. It always comes promptly to my classroom door and one time I even got a sheet of stickers to boot!