Saturday, October 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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

Street eats: Potato puri – ar luu pu ri

The shop has no name, but everybody knows it. All you have to do is ask. I’m speaking of the Indian breakfast place in Kyun Taw Market, Sanchaung, that sells what we call ar luu pu ri, or potato puri. If you want a change from the usual breakfast staples of mohinga, coconut noodles or Shan noodles, or the deep-fried dough sticks they sell in tea shops, try this.

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Review: A grape escape on the Strand dinner cruise

Back when I was a young 20-something, with holier-than-thou ideals and second-hand Dr. Martens, I’d have considered a US$140 six-course menu with six wine pairings to be a bit poncy. I mean, who really likes foie gras? As it turns out, I do. I like foie gras. And just abotu everything else aboard the Strand hotel's swanky sister property, The Strand Cruise.

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Review: Cal-Mex cuisine comes home to Botahtaung

Jay Yang is the chef behind KK Pots, one of the best-kept culinary secrets in Yangon for well-balanced Asian favourites and one bangin’ burger. Not bad for a neighborhood hotpot joint. Now Yang has taken his burger to the larger space upstairs, where he’s trying out his own takes on American cuisine and cocktails, some classic, some his own. The results are worth getting excited about.

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Review: Porterhouse: A fizzled-out flame

Though “Steak. Smoke. Wine.” is emblazoned above the door, Porterhouse's three “big draws” fall frustratingly flat.

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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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