Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Note: The Myanmar Times reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals.

Review: John Dee’s Steak House

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.

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Street eats: Yangon’s best mohinga shops

Anyone who has spent more than a day in Myanmar will surely know about mohinga, the “national dish” consisting of thin noodles in a fish-based broth. In light of all the options, The Myanmar Times sent its Weekend reporters to uncover some of the city’s best mohinga shops.

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Street eats: mote lin ma yar – couple’s snack

As an active young woman and an ambitious, hard-working staff member in a busy office, I have a habit of breaking the three-meal-a-day rule. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aren’t enough to get me through the day. So, as soon as our editor’s back is turned, me and some of my colleagues sneak away from our desks to eat street snacks around the corner from our office – often for my favourite snack, mote lin ma yar, or "couple's snack".

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Status quo at Pastamania

The cover of the menu at Pastamania, which opened on Inya Road in late February, places the restaurant at the forefront of an “Italian revolution” in which “radically delicious dishes” will “overthrow your idea of what pasta can be”. This is a bold claim for a chain restaurant that originated in Singapore and now has more than 50 restaurants in nine countries.

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Street treats: bein mont pancake

In a new series, Weekend explores the world of street foods, with tips on where to find our favourites, how they’re made and how to place your order. Dig in!

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Review: Kid-friendly Chinese food at White Rice

Eating out for dinner isn’t too complicated if you are single, or if you’re married but haven’t had any children yet. But with an active infant, and two young nephews, dining can become a hazardous proposition. Luckily, White Rice in Kandawgyi Park fit the bill for all ages.

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Social enterprise offers an escape for Bagan orphans

In Nyaung U, the small town that serves as gateway to the Bagan plains, a handful of trainees are studying the proper way to brew and serve a cappuchino.

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Review: Jim Thompson House, a mystery no more

It was hot, the Bangkok kind of hot, and we were hungry. A lucky (Google) search led us somewhere unexpected – the Jim Thompson restaurant tucked down Kasem San 2 Alley. Its name and location had us fearing a tourist trap, but by the end of the meal the group felt unanimously pleased. The experience was, if you will, “silky smooth”.

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Get schooled in Chicken Cashew

A visit to a Thai cooking school

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Recipe: Wai Wai’s steamed eggplant salad

Wai Wai Kyaw, our guest chef for this week, shares her simple, easy method for mixing up a steamed eggplant salad. The local standby is available on plenty of street corners, but Wai Wai’s version will add a fresh take on a national standard.

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Myanmar Times Restaurants Reviewed

Looking for someplace out of your usual routine? Let The Myanmar Times help! Find restaurants, cafes, and bars our Pulse team has reviewed.

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