Myanmar contestant Suu Khin wins coveted white apron in ‘Masterchef: Legends’

“I believe Burmese food is worthy of winning a Masterchef title and I am here to win it.” Read on

Starbucks in Yangon? Nope, just a very familiar logo.

Fantastical aquatic character in a circle? Check. Ring of all-caps text in blocky sans serif? Check. Even two little shells where the pair of... Read on

Thank God, It’s Free: Burma Bistro celebrates T.G.I.F. in style with free cocktails

Burma Bistro, on the corner of Merchant and Shwe Bon Thar, has a gift for all of you this coming Friday and for all... Read on

Fire and fury: Korean noodle brand Samyang’s spicy noodle eating challenge heats up in Myanmar (PHOTOS)

Six contestants, sitting in a row behind a long horizontal table, placed both of their hands up in the air and listened attentively as the event’s host,... Read on

Oh no they didn’t — fishy cocktail Mohinga Martini evokes mixed reactions

First they came for lahpet thote (not once, not twice, but three times), then they came after Ohno Khao Swe, and now … now,... Read on

Pretzel Logic: Auntie Anne’s latest US fast food chain to eye Myanmar

Freshly baked pretzels are about to be just a bumpy taxi ride away. Auntie Anne’s, a ubiquitous presence in the food courts of US... Read on

Working House is the best café in Sanchaung

It’s only been open for a week, but the truth is hard to ignore: Working House Café is definitely the best café in Sanchaung.... Read on

Krispy Kreme serves its first donuts in Yangon ahead of Sunday grand opening

Yangon donut lovers got their first taste of Krispy Kreme donuts this afternoon at a press briefing ahead of the company’s grand Myanmar opening... Read on

Half-price dim sum at Paradise Dynasty until Sept. 14

In honor of its one-year anniversary, Paradise Dynasty (“Legend of Xiao Long Bao”) is offering everything at half price until Sept. 14. The Yangon... Read on

Yangon finally has a poke place

More than two years after poke broke free of its Hawaiian roots and swept across the US mainland, the super-tasty raw fish food trend... Read on

First Krispy Kreme customer in Myanmar to receive year’s supply of donuts

Krispy Kreme’s Myanmar grand opening has been scheduled for Sept. 16 at Times Link Mall in Bahan Township. The first 300 people to queue... Read on


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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.