Thursday, May 05, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Note: The Myanmar Times reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals.

Street treats: bein mont pancake

In a new series, Weekend explores the world of street foods, with tips on where to find our favourites, how they’re made and how to place your order. Dig in!

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Review: Kid-friendly Chinese food at White Rice

Eating out for dinner isn’t too complicated if you are single, or if you’re married but haven’t had any children yet. But with an active infant, and two young nephews, dining can become a hazardous proposition. Luckily, White Rice in Kandawgyi Park fit the bill for all ages.

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Social enterprise offers an escape for Bagan orphans

In Nyaung U, the small town that serves as gateway to the Bagan plains, a handful of trainees are studying the proper way to brew and serve a cappuchino.

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Review: Jim Thompson House, a mystery no more

It was hot, the Bangkok kind of hot, and we were hungry. A lucky (Google) search led us somewhere unexpected – the Jim Thompson restaurant tucked down Kasem San 2 Alley. Its name and location had us fearing a tourist trap, but by the end of the meal the group felt unanimously pleased. The experience was, if you will, “silky smooth”.

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Get schooled in Chicken Cashew

A visit to a Thai cooking school

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Recipe: Wai Wai’s steamed eggplant salad

Wai Wai Kyaw, our guest chef for this week, shares her simple, easy method for mixing up a steamed eggplant salad. The local standby is available on plenty of street corners, but Wai Wai’s version will add a fresh take on a national standard.

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Review: The Basement raises expectations for downtown dining

A concept location, a bespoke beverage menu, industrial design features: it could be a description of nearly every new upscale bar in Yangon, and with few exceptions, a recipe for (expensive) disappointment. But The Basement, a new establishment in Lanmadaw township, pulls off the fancy fittings by not letting its attention to aesthetics overshadow flavours.

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Review: The Lab Pasta Bar

Italians of Yangon, ascoltate – listen up. There’s a new venue in town dedicated to your national dish.

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Recipe: Coconut Poached Chicken Salad

Our guest chef this week, Hnin Win, comes to us from her recently opened Father’s Office on Bo Aung Kyaw Street with a recipe perfect for the scorching summer days.

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Review: Liberty Pizza revisited – now with added pizza

Our first excursion to Liberty Pizza was not a resounding success: We liked the drinks, the ice cream and the atmosphere, but the menu was partly indecipherable, the food mostly sub-par and, most disappointing of all, there was no pizza. Why go back? Well, it’s across the street. Also, now there’s pizza.

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