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