Meringue proves there’s never enough coffee and cake for Yaw Min Gyi

COCONUTS HOT SPOT - Does Yaw Min Gyi really need another café The owners of Meringue, the newest light eatery to open on Bo Yar Nyunt Street, must’ve asked themselves the question There’s a café opposite There’s a café next door And up the road, and around the corner And so on and on until the middle-class, expat-heavy enclave opens up to the rest of the city Fortunately, where there are foreign...

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Divine dim sum: Imperial Garden lives up to the name

COCONUTS HOT SPOT - In much of Southeast Asia, the opening of a restaurant in a mall would be pretty ho-hum But this is Yangon, and a multi-level shopping center laden with...

Divine dim sum: Imperial Garden lives up to the name

Coconuts hot spot: Dutty beats at Yangon’s re-opened reggae bar

Cocktails are priced at around 4,500 kyats PHOTO/7TH JOINT/FACEBOOK COCONUTS HOT SPOT – It looked like it was all over In March, just a few weeks after opening, Yangon's...

Coconuts hot spot: Dutty beats at Yangon’s re-opened reggae bar

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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.