Bend the knee to Babett – the new queen of the Yangon food scene

Babett has been open for less than two weeks, but in that short time, she has breathed new life into Yangon’s food scene and raised the bar for every eatery that aspires to turn Yangon into a food and lifestyle destination. Like its sister restaurants in Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore, Babett is an affordable yet ...

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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Yangon: Where to Find Vegan Salads, Gluten-free Wraps, and Kombucha

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Yangon: Where to Find Vegan Salads, Gluten-free Wraps, and Kombucha

Despite the booming restaurant scene, it’s no secret that Yangon doesn’t exactly cater to its vegetarians and vegans. While we can boast joints that serve some mouthwatering...

Yangon’s best burger joints: Where to find delicious cheeseburgers, vegan burgers, charcoal burgers, and more

Yangon’s best burger joints: Where to find delicious cheeseburgers, vegan burgers, charcoal burgers, and more

In the past few years, Yangon has acquired a ton of new cars, new buildings, new overpasses, and — most importantly — new restaurants. From Japanese food courts to pet cafés,...

Pet cafés paw their way into Yangon

Pet cafés paw their way into Yangon

It may be raining cats and dogs in Myanmar, but in Yangon two coffee shops are offering animal-lovers a chance to escape the monsoon as the global pet-cafe craze sweeps into the...

Catpuchino Café debuts in Yangon

Catpuchino Café debuts in Yangon

If you’re a big cat lover but can’t have your own furry little feline for whatever reason, you might want to head over to Freedom Café in Sanchaung, which has launched the...

Zucchini Textures: an elegy for tastemaker Kevin Ching

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...


 

Coconuts Yangon Coconuts hot spots

In a fruitless effort to be well-rounded, many Yangon restaurants end up being jacks of all trades and masters of none. Their menus offer every cuisine but no soul. Amid the mediocrity, a few hot spots rise to prominence simply by doing one or two things exceptionally well, like a café with high-quality coffee and functional Wi-Fi, a ramen bar that is nothing but a ramen bar or a dim sum joint that claims to be divine and lives up to it. You don’t need to serve pad thai and pizza to succeed; in fact, master one of the two, and you may end up in our Hot Spots section.