Mixologist Pioneers Mobile Food in Nyaungshwe

by Tiffany Teng At first glance, this hip food cart looks out of place at Nyaungshwe’s new night market, located just a few kilometers north of Inle Lake Serving up the freshest cocktails in the region, Aung Myo Thu (also known as Peter), this chic addition stands out among other vendors at the market, which opened in January as an attempt to boost tourism It all started with a young Peter moving to...

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Get your paws on some pretty cakes from Frosting Cat

Yangon Bus Café: Come for the décor, stay for the décor

If you enjoy coffee, long walks in the park, and are feeling a bit hipster-y, then the most recent addition to Kandawgyi Park’s slew of cafés might be worth checking...

Yangon Bus Café: Come for the décor, stay for the décor

‘Oh tha gyi’ cooking competition to be held in Yangon in January

The Myanmar Restaurant Association has announced that they will host an oh tha gyi cooking competition next year In case you’re unfamiliar, an oh tha gyi is a cook who knows how...

‘Oh tha gyi’ cooking competition to be held in Yangon in January

‘Public’ Burger King outlet to open at new domestic terminal T3

Almost immediately after Myanmar’s first ever Burger King opened earlier this year at the new international terminal T1, there were talks about setting up more outlets...

‘Public’ Burger King outlet to open at new domestic terminal T3

Party in the delta with Myami Vice

Looking for something different On December 10 and 11, the Myami Vice Beach Party will take place just south of Yangon The event’s co-organizer Charlie Artingstoll explains:...

Party in the delta with Myami Vice

Yangon food fair shows we have more to offer than just (great) la phet thoke

Last Friday, Yangon Food Tours hosted a food fair centered around the theme ‘Yangon Streets Have Food’ The event was part of Myanmar’s participation in Global...

Yangon food fair shows we have more to offer than just (great) la phet thoke

4 tantalizing deals (and a way to give back) for Sule Shangri-La’s 20th birthday

PRESENTED BY    Believe it or not, it’s been two decades since the Sule Shangri-La opened its doors here in sunny Yangon We can barely even comprehend all the...

4 tantalizing deals (and a way to give back) for Sule Shangri-La’s 20th birthday

New Rangoon Tea House will have toddy palm themed cocktail bar

If you haven’t heard yet, beloved Myanmar eatery Rangoon Tea House is moving Just downstairs, but still… The owners tell us, however, that the move will bring some...

New Rangoon Tea House will have toddy palm themed cocktail bar

Rangoon Tea House is moving

Big news in the world of Yangon cuisine Rangoon Teahouse, the popular Myanmar eatery set in a renovated colonial building downtown, is moving… Downstairs The restaurant,...

Rangoon Tea House is moving

Popular Myanmar food empire Sharky’s expands to Bagan

Good news for gourmands who happen to be visiting Bagan Just in time for the high season, Sharky's restaurant, which uses local ingredients to offer up everything from cheese...

Popular Myanmar food empire Sharky’s expands to Bagan

Coconuts Yangon Food & Drink

Eating in Yangon is easy on the wallet and a delight on the stomach. One of the best things about Myanmar’s diversity – the country is home to dozens of ethnic minorities – is the delicious and varied cuisines. You’ve got meaty Bamar curries and piquant salads – no trip here is complete without tasting the pungent pickled tea leaf variety. Then there’s the spicy flavors of Shan state, close to the Chinese border. Their peanut-laced noodles are some of the country’s best-known. Rakhine is known for exquisite seafood – think crab curries and very, very hot fish. Mohinga, fish soup gulped down for breakfast, is one of the national dishes and can be found on most streets for less than US$1. Or head to one of the numerous teashops for some Indian-style samosas and a cup of thick, milky tea. The influx of international culture into Yangon has brought a new wave of restaurants and bars. Some pockets of the city have the same hipster cafes and cutesy bars that have previously flooded Bangkok. The vicissitudes of business in a place like this mean places tend to come and go. (RIP, the one Russian eatery.) So if you find somewhere you like, frequent it as much as you can.