Saturday, July 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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

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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Café Flight offers trip to the twilight zone

There’s no place like it – but you’d better get ready to buckle up

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Go West, young man, and get some ribs

The West Bar & Grill’s soft and distinctly un-wild opening impresses with delicious local ribs – teething problems aside.

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