My Banh Mi: This modest but mighty sandwich shop in Myanmar Plaza makes spot-on banh mi

It’s hard to miss this modest shop on the top floor of Myanmar Plaza, nestled between the much larger Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop and Yogurtland, because of the wafting smells of freshly toasted baguettes as they get hit with a spread of heady pate. There is a general commotion on this floor, where most of ...

Hot Spots

Coconuts Hot Spot: The Pansodan, Yangon’s first ‘Burmese brasserie’

Coconuts Hot Spot: The Pansodan, Yangon’s first ‘Burmese brasserie’

Walking along downtown Yangon’s Pansodan Street is a visual trip down its colonial past — the British architectural heritage is present and alive (despite noticeable wear...

Knob N’ Knockers is a new restaurant drawing foodies with a racy name – but what’s the food like?

Knob N’ Knockers is a new restaurant drawing foodies with a racy name – but what’s the food like?

Naming your restaurant is probably one of the easiest things to do on the checklist when you’re coming out with a new culinary establishment, and the folks at this recently...

Working House is the best café in Sanchaung

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. This may not seem like such high praise for a...


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Coconuts Yangon 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.