Sweet Gluttony: A dessert addict’s guide to Yangon

I have a serious sweet tooth and firm belief there’s a separate dessert stomach. Believe it or don’t, Yangon is not lacking in some fine sweets if you know where to look. I’ve put some serious thought into this list, but feel free to reach out if, like me, you have strong opinions when it ...

Food Guides

Not your basic hotel buffet: Here are the best brunch spots with local character in Yangon

Not your basic hotel buffet: Here are the best brunch spots with local character in Yangon

We’ve got plenty of mega brunch deals to choose from at the hotels around town, but what about when you don’t want buffet fare or a stuffy hotel environment? Here are our...

Hungry over Thingyan? Here’s our favorite restaurants that are open in Yangon

Hungry over Thingyan? Here’s our favorite restaurants that are open in Yangon

Restaurants, businesses, shops, and even markets are closing left and right as Thingyan rolls around this weekend. If you’re looking to get your grub on amidst the festivities,...

Yangon’s best themed cafés: Vintage vibes, board games, LGBT-centric, and more

Yangon’s best themed cafés: Vintage vibes, board games, LGBT-centric, and more

In just a few years, Yangon’s café culture has expanded way beyond 3-in-1 coffee mix to include a multitude of ways to prepare, consume, and discuss coffee. With more...

Where, when, wine in Yangon: Patios, rooftops, cellars, bistros & bars to sip wine

Where, when, wine in Yangon: Patios, rooftops, cellars, bistros & bars to sip wine

With the buzz (pun intended) around the newly opened Marco’s Cellar a few months ago — the Yangon wine bar making waves for its affordable ethos and offering over 100...

ORNG’s extraordinary kitchen

ORNG’s extraordinary kitchen

A series of obstacles lies between the salivating foodie and ORNG Kitchen, a classy yet casual fine dining option whose quality justifies its remoteness. First, there is the Pyay...

Yangon’s best smoothies and bowls: Where to get your fix of fruits, chia, goji, and acai

Yangon’s best smoothies and bowls: Where to get your fix of fruits, chia, goji, and acai

Smoothies have been a thing for healthy cuisine lovers for years. Smoothie bowls are their more modern derivative. These hybrid meal-snacks toe the line between health food and...

An immigrant’s search for an immigrant’s meal: Yangon’s best smoked salmon dishes

An immigrant’s search for an immigrant’s meal: Yangon’s best smoked salmon dishes

On one pure, cold day in New York City, a friend and I concocted a plan for what has now been affectionately dubbed “Fishmas.” Right before the Christmas holiday, we stood...

Myanmar Food Expo: Why packaged and processed beats fresh and local  

Myanmar Food Expo: Why packaged and processed beats fresh and local  

Over 80 food brands came together in Yangon last Sunday to show off their wares at the 5th Myanmar Food & Drink Expo. Unlike the world’s fanciest food expos, which feature...


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Coconuts Yangon Food Guides

Each Yangon eatery has its strengths. The café with the best Wi-Fi might not have the best coffee, and the best-rated Thai restaurant might not serve that one regional dish you’re craving. Maybe you’ve been missing out on one restaurant’s crowning dish for the last two years. Our Food Guides & Features will help you understand the ups and downs of the Yangon food scene.