The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 07 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

La Taverna Mediterranean Bistro

Ever since an embarrassing incident during a Middle Eastern Studies class at university, in which I unwittingly confused a Gaza-based terror group with a Middle Eastern chickpea dip, I haven’t had much of an appetite for Mediterranean food.

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Another day, another burrito

Call me un optimista, but every time I hear about a restaurant in Yangon serving Mexican food, I hope against hope for a complete menu of enchiladas, chile rellenos, tostadas, chimichangas, tamales and chilaquiles.

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Looking for lunch in Bangkok’s Chinatown

Located in one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Bangkok along the western bank of the Chao Phraya, this busy and flavoursome district became populated by Chinese traders attracted to the convenience of the river banks in the late 18th century, during the reign of King Rama I.

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Faking it with sausages

Tapas are the perfect finger food for parties and easy to prepare. But Spanish tapas dishes often include cured meats or chorizo sausage, which aren’t easy to find in Myanmar – so when I’m cooking tapas I have to be creative.

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Your search for the perfect pad thai ends here

It may be Thailand’s most famous culinary export, but finding a decent pad thai has become a near impossible pursuit.

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Butter me up

Our resident culinary expert Phyo branches out, trying her hand at several different types of butter – great for any occasion.

 

 

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Holy cow, these guys know their curries

A new Indian joint near Aung San Stadium gets the British tick of approval from our discerning binge-drinking, Doctor Who-loving reviewer.

 

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Myanmar meets the Middle East

Phyo tries her hand at a tasty Lebanese curry, with flavours that are bound to pack a punch.

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Ring in the new year with a Yee Sang bang at Tiger Hill

With Chinese New Year fast approaching, Tiger Hill is offering up impressive seafood fare.

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Throw another shrimp on the barbie

Avocado season is in full swing, and Phyo uses them to their full effect as an accompaniment to grilled prawns.

 

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