By Naomi Duguid
This Mandalay classic, called Mandalay mondi locally, is a dish of fat round rice noodles. Mondi noodles are topped with a little chicken curry and served with a small bowl of broth alongside, as well as an array of toppings and condiments. The cooked noodles are tossed with oil and a little toasted chickpea flour, which gives them a textured surface.
Traditionally a whole chicken is used: the meat goes into the curry sauce and the carcass and bones are used to make the broth