Note: The Myanmar Times reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's enough to get tummies rumbling with hunger: the smell of well-boiled pig viscera. Even casual passers-by turn their heads and start salivating when they catch a whiff of intestines, placentas, ears and other parts as they are removed from the boiled soup.
I must have been in the wrong place. The brown, non-descript interior and faux-velvet conference chairs didn’t look like they belonged to the “best restaurant in Yangon” – which is how John Dee’s steak joint had been described in a mysterious message passed to me by a fellow gastronaut.