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,

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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

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

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

Rangoon Tea House’s naked cakes will be available in-store starting this Thursday

Although Rangoon Tea House started baking frosting-less naked cakes nearly a year ago, the mouthwatering pastries were only available for three days’ advance...

Rangoon Tea House’s naked cakes will be available in-store starting this Thursday

Japanese brewer Kirin targets Myanmar’s hardy drinkers

Japanese brewer Kirin is hoping to tap into swift growth — and serious staying power — with its latest investment in Myanmar’s fizzing beer market, a senior executive...

Japanese brewer Kirin targets Myanmar’s hardy drinkers

Free tea with every meal at Rangoon Tea House tomorrow!

We know it’s hot out there, but that’s never really stopped Myanmar people from enjoying a nice steaming cup of la phet yay. And if you’re looking to sip your tea in a...

Free tea with every meal at Rangoon Tea House tomorrow!

‘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

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

[Coconuts Yangon x Sule Shangri-La Yangon] Celebrate all November

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

Coconuts Yangon Food buzz

Yangon restaurants are constantly opening, updating their menus and hosting events. Some are worthy of celebration, like the Wa food at Root or the consistently yummy Thai fare at Green Gallery. Others make us wonder whether we’re headed in the right direction, like the overpriced Burger King at the Yangon International Airport. If you want to know where to get the best deals, where to find the tastiest iterations of Myanmar’s multi-ethnic cuisine or who makes the best pizza in town, leave it to Coconuts Yangon to sort you out.