Hipster la phet thote recipe calls for honey, tofu, and kimchi substitution

We were hoping this day would never come, but to be honest it was only a matter of time before the hipsters fully descended upon Myanmar food. A ‘la phet thote’ recipe published in the Evening Standard this week has left Myanmar people on social media furious not only because of its Columbus-esque fetishization of Myanmar in general,

Mandalay to host first mango and tea leaf fair

Do you like mango? Tea? Love mango and tea together? Then you might want to grab a flight or go on a road trip to Mandalay in a few weeks when the city holds the first mango and...

Mandalay to host first mango and tea leaf fair

10 fun things to do in Yangon this weekend [March 31-April 2]

Boycotting Wirathu’s sermon tonight? Here are 10 other things you can do: Friday – March 31 Can’t get enough Charlie? Recurring party Full Stop is celebrating...

10 fun things to do in Yangon this weekend [March 31-April 2]

Wanna eat? This San Francisco food truck serves up ‘authentic Mandalay food’

William Lee always knew he would leave Mandalay for America; his mother started the visa process for her family before her children were even born. What he did not foresee,...

Wanna eat? This San Francisco food truck serves up ‘authentic Mandalay food’

Zucchini Textures: an elegy for tastemaker Kevin Ching

“Can I tell you a secret?” Chef Kevin Ching has his hands wrist-deep in a large crab at a fancy hotel brunch when he proffers the classified data. “I think I created my best...

Zucchini Textures: an elegy for tastemaker Kevin Ching

Full Stop founder Charlie Artingstoll looks back on a year of living dopely

Full Stop is more than just a party; it’s a Yangon institution. This Friday, it’s celebrating its one-year anniversary at one of Yangon’s nicest rooftop bars,...

Full Stop founder Charlie Artingstoll looks back on a year of living dopely

Bouncer beating leaves Yangon partygoers hospitalized

A night of dancing at The Vibe nightclub in Yangon ended with several guests in the hospital after a confrontation with security guards in the early hours of March 19. Witnesses...

Bouncer beating leaves Yangon partygoers hospitalized

Yangon’s first Japanese food court comes to Sule Square

Japanese food enthusiasts, rejoice! The country’s first ‘genuine’ Japanese food court officially opened its doors this week. The new ‘Tokyo Dining City’ is located on...

Yangon’s first Japanese food court comes to Sule Square

Shan coffee shines at local competition

Myanmar coffee has made a giant leap over the past year, with the winner of the third annual Myanmar Coffee Association Coffee Quality Competition scoring a record-breaking 89.58...

Shan coffee shines at local competition

10 fun things to do in Yangon this weekend [March 17-19]

Happy Friday y’all! It’s finally time to take a break from saving the world and/or collaboratively monetizing cloud-based niche deliverables. So whatchu gon do?...

10 fun things to do in Yangon this weekend [March 17-19]

Coconuts Yangon Food & Drink

There’s no debate that Myanmar cuisine is the best cuisine in the world (and anyone who says otherwise is wrong), and the great thing about living in a city like Yangon is that you can sample food from almost anywhere else in the country. But our selection doesn’t stop there — Yangon is an increasingly diverse city, and that’s reflected in our equally ever-growing diverse food scene. So whether it’s traditional Myanmar street food, a healthy dosing of authentic Italian spaghetti, or the Kathedral of Fried Chicken — if you’re craving it, Yangon’s got it. Here at Coconuts Yangon, we enjoy good food and good booze, and we like sharing it with our friends (i.e. you) too — peruse through our restaurant/pub/bar/street stall reviews to see where you should have your next romantic date, or which place has the best Shan kauk swe (an always contentious topic within the Coconuts office). We know it’s hard to keep up with which Yaw Min Gyi establishments are actually still open and which have permanently shut their doors, or what new American chain is opening up their first branch in town, or where the YCDC is moving all of our favorite street vendors, but we’ll do the hard research so all you have to focus on is eating and drinking the night away. Regardless of if you’re a newbie in town, a visitor trying to find some authentic local cuisine, or are just getting tired of going to the same restaurants within a one-mile radius of your house, Coconuts Yangon has an always up-to-date guide on Yangon’s ever evolving food (and drink!) scene.