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The Myanmar Times

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

Learn to make pizza like a pro at Parami

Pizza: easy to eat, not so easy to make – or so Weekend reporter Myo Satt found out at Parami Pizza's latest pizza-making workshop.

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Review: Fine dining without the faff at The Yangon Restaurant

Let’s get one thing perfectly clear: The Yangon Restaurant isn’t cheap. In fact, if the thought of spending over US$100 on dinner makes you choke on your noodle salad, you may as well look away now. It is, however, one of the best dining experiences I’ve had this year, so if you’ve made it this far, I’ll tell you why it’s worth your hard-earned kyat.

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Perfume cocktails and cake for breakfast: 2017’s top food trends

ITH another year coming to a close, you’re probably already starting to plan your meals for 2017, right? To help you, consumer experts from around the world have been predicting next year’s top foodie trends. And because we’d hate for you to eat anything off-trend, we’ve compiled a list of what you should be eating in 2017. Mocktail anyone?

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Five impressive cocktails you can easily make at home

Given the difficulties involved in creating some of the world’s best cocktails, it’s hardly surprising that we often leave anything more complicated than a G&T to the professionals. But if you want to impress, these five drinks will do it – and they're surprisingly simple.

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Review: An unexpected taste of Sri Lanka at Retro Bar

Invite me to a dinner party and it won’t be long before I’m boring the ears off anyone who will listen about the wonders of Sri Lankan food. Needless to say, I don’t get invited to dinner parties very often. But given my fondness for the stuff, I don’t need to tell you how delighted I was to discover a restaurant serving Sri Lankan food in Yangon.

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Review: Burger Bar fails to cut the mustard

There is a common fallacy among gourmands and uninspired restaurant critics that a small menu is a mark of a good restaurant. After all, a restaurant that specialises in only one thing must sure as hell be good at it – right? Not always.

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Review: A hidden gem in Nyaung Shwe

Two weeks ago, I visited Nyaung Shwe in Southern Shan State for the first time and I wondered what restaurants and bars this small city had to offer. This city is a tourist stop for those making their way up to Inle Lake for trekking.

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Review: A dash of serendipity at Ho May

Sometimes the best things start from a little bad luck. And so it was recently when a planned visit to another restaurant resulted in a meal at Ho May, 48 Moe Kaung Road, in Yankin township, instead.

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Yearning for yakitori in Yangon: Oreno Kitchen delivers

Few Yangonites realise that Japanese expats make up more than one-quarter of foreigners living in the city. Oreno Kitchen, the latest addition on Nawaday Street in the already-restaurant-heavy Yaw Min Gyi district, is much like any neighbourhood yakitori shop in Tokyo, with the minor Myanmar twist of an occasional blackout.

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Watch out for: The Envoy Bar & Restaurant

Located on the lower block of Bo Aung Kyaw Street, The Envoy looks likely to break the recent pattern of vintage Edison light bulbs, distressed metal fixtures and uninspiring cocktail menus in Yangon’s downtown bar scene. We'll be all the better for it.

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