The Myanmar Times
Monday, 25 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Late-night eats

Yangon can hardly be described as a “24-hour” city, so where do night owls go to satisfy their late-night hunger pangs? The Myanmar Times checks out 3 popular spots that are open around the clock.

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Fabulous fritters

It’s a good thing I have an unusual fearlessness when it comes to hot oil, as this week’s fritters use it by the bucketload, providing perfect snacking material for a weekend of warm weather.

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7th Joint Bar and Grill

Last week, an article on Global Post declared, “Bushwick is over: Time to move to Yangon.” Apparently, Yangon’s emerging bar and restaurant scene is an early sign of the “hipster revolution” about to sweep the city. Clearly, in his haste to broadcast the city’s hip new “foodie culture” to the world, the writer of said article didn’t find time to visit 7th Joint Bar and Grill.

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Kalaw gem wows - and leaves you stuffed

Most people who visit Kalaw, a smallish
town in southern Shan State about
90 minutes’ drive west of Inle Lake, do so
for trekking. But it's time to add this delectable spot in Royal Kalaw Hills Resort to your itinerary.

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Taco or not to go?

A friend of mine recently decided to leave Yangon and move back to the United States, her reason being that she missed two things: good Mexican food and her husband. In that order.

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Top restaurants fight it out

Four of Yangon’s top restaurants went head to head on April 4 in a bid to be named the first “Yangon Food Fight” champion.

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Hummingbird soars

The Myanmar Times investigates Yangon's hippest new restaurant and cocktail lounge, and is thoroughly impressed.

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KVAS Restaurant & Bar

Fortunately  for those on an infrequent-flyer budget, you don’t always need to pack a bag to explore new climes. A really good national-cuisine restaurant – one where every dish feels like a new neighbourhood, every bite a new conversation – can transport you abroad like magic. But how to find authentic dishes? One surefire way is to go where the expats and immigrants go when they’re seeking a taste of home.

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Easy babaganoush

I’m a big fan of Lebanese food, and when I lived in Australia we often served Middle- Eastern style dips with pre-dinner drinks. One of my favourite dips is babaganoush, and as aubergines ( eggplants) are easy to find in the market, this is one Middle Eastern food I can recreate at home. Traditionally, babaganoush is made using tahini, which isn’t so easy to find in Myanmar, so I’ve adapted the recipe so it can be made without. The secret to this dip is a smoky aroma and flavour, and both recipes are firm favourites in our family. But aubergines don’t just make great dips – they also work well with other dishes. This aubergine green curry recipe is one of my favourites.

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Easy cooking, Chinese style

Last week I found myself having to prepare dinner for guests at short notice and, with some quick thinking, I managed to knock up a meal with a barbeque roasted chicken from the supermarket.

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