This week Weekend welcomes Chinellato Giampaolo, executive chef at Alex’s Gastro Bar, as our guest chef. Originally from Venice, Italy, Giampaolo was trained by one of Venice’s top chefs, and has since worked at some of Malaysia’s best restaurants, including Marble 8 and Marini’s on 57, in the famous Petronas towers. He has also cooked for an endless list of celebrities, including Robert de Niro, Valentino Rossi and Ronald Reagan.
khaukswe pyar thoke vendor
Anawrahta Road, between 37th Street and 38th Street, Kyauktada township
The Myanmar flat noodle salad sold here is delicious, and only K500 for a plate. The taste might be a bit rich for some, but if you squeeze some lemon over it, it will be more tasty.
Mandalay the name itself evokes nostalgic imagery of Burmese royalty and golden palaces. Upstairs at Mandalay’s newest pizza joint, though, it’s not scenes of Mandalay adorning the walls – it’s an impressive collection of pictures of the Canadian wilderness and metropolitan vistas.
This week’s guest chef is Pang Siu Keung – chef at Sule Shangri-La’s Cantonese restaurant, Summer Palace – who shares his recipe for Kung Pao chicken. “This is a classic Chinese dish from Szechuan province which is spicy, slightly sweet and incredibly delicious.”
This week, we welcome Sule Shangri-La pastry chef Tun Tun Lwin, who previously worked in the pastry kitchen of the Strand Hotel for six years, to share his recipe to blueberry cupcakes. “I chose blueberry cupcakes because they have never been out of fashion and are a best-seller in our gourmet shop. They are also easy to make at home with the family,” he says.
I used to say you could find almost anything you wanted in Yangon these days, except for a good night’s sleep and a roast dinner. Now, thanks to Union Bar’s recent introduction of a Sunday roast to their menu, the city has broken the final comfort-food frontier.
This week we welcome Sule Shangri-La chef Ye Min Thein, who shares his recipe for Malaysian fried rice with chicken satay. “This recipe is one of my favorite dishes. It might seem like a pretty simple dish, but you need to follow the recipe exactly to get it right,” he says.