Saturday, July 02, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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

Review: Cal-Mex cuisine comes home to Botahtaung

Jay Yang is the chef behind KK Pots, one of the best-kept culinary secrets in Yangon for well-balanced Asian favourites and one bangin’ burger. Not bad for a neighborhood hotpot joint. Now Yang has taken his burger to the larger space upstairs, where he’s trying out his own takes on American cuisine and cocktails, some classic, some his own. The results are worth getting excited about.

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Review: Porterhouse: A fizzled-out flame

Though “Steak. Smoke. Wine.” is emblazoned above the door, Porterhouse's three “big draws” fall frustratingly flat.

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Strand-ed in Botahtaung Jetty?

"Wild Boar and Foie Gras Ravioli, Jerusalem Artichoke Mousse and Morel Broth" – that’s one of several courses planned for an exclusive series of dinners being put on by chef Christian Martena and the team from the currently under-renovation Strand hotel.

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It’s whisky… but don’t call it Scotch

Organised by Yangon whisky aficionados, the Whisky World Cup has some of the world’s best squaring off all over town.

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Review: Savoy’s boutique brunch

Brunch wasn’t a thing when I was growing up. Not in the UK, at least. These days, of course, brunch is everywhere – except that it’s not just about getting up a bit late and eating pancakes any more. Thankfully, Savoy’s new boutique brunch has arrived to rescue us from Sundays spent sleeping off the aching guilt of our own gluttony.

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The fruit that needs a users’ manual

Good all year in Myanmar, jackfruit proves a hit abroad

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Street eats: Beef intestine and tripe soup – ameh oo pyoke

When the rains come, there’s nothing to beat hot, tasty and spicy food. I usually go for mote ti (Rakhine rice noodles in a peppery fish soup) or mohinga, but for a real treat I like a bowl of steaming beef intestine and tripe soup.

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Review: Penthouse offers class and a view to kill

Google Maps show two Penthouse restaurants in Sanchaung. One pin is titled “The Penthouse Restaurant – Skybar – Lounge” on Bagaya Street, the other titled “The Penthouse” on U Wisara Road. Neither is the one you’re looking for. I learn this the hard way.

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The quest for Yangon's best burger

Ten years ago The Myanmar Times embarked the most quixotic of quests: to compile the first-ever-ever list of decent burger joints in Yangon. Today, with a wealth of new options available we update this list. We feel we can comfortably declare this the definitive guide to the best meat-stacks in town.

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2004 flashback: An American classic, Myanmar style

The Myanmar Times looks back to Douglas Long's first venture, in 2004, to chronicle the best, the worst, and the weird of Yangon's hamburger offerings.

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