The Myanmar Times
Friday, 04 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Restaurant Review: Di Vino

New Western restaurant openings in Yangon generally create a buzz in the expat community, helped along by the inevitable barrage of press releases, online posts and fancy launch events that tend to accompany them.

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Recipe: Shakshuka: eggs in hell

Weekend’s guest chef Kevin Ching is sharing another Port Autonomy favourite this week. Shakshuka, or “eggs in hell,” is a popular North African dish believed to have originated in Tunisia.

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Restaurant Review: Shabu Boy

Located above Adamas Seafood Restaurant on Kanbawza Road, Shabu Boy offers an inexpensive alternative to the well-heeled bars and restaurants surrounding it – which may explain why all of the tables were full when we visited.

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Recipe: Port Autonomy’s Gochujang carnitas tacos

Hawaiian-Born chef Kevin Ching – the man behind popular Yangon restaurants Port Autonomy and La Carovana – is back as our guest chef again this week. Known for giving a unique twist to everyday comfort foods, Ching’s recipes showcase the freshest local produce in exciting combinations, with influences ranging from Mexican to Korean to Burmese. 

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Restaurant Review: Yangon Supper Club

The term “supper club” evokes a glamorous image of the 1930s, of grand Art Deco palaces offering the finest in everything, where the well-to-do enjoyed high-class dining and live jazz. Of course, supper clubs have enjoyed a revival with a slightly different meaning of late, becoming known as “underground” or “secret” restaurants in more happening parts of the world.

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Fetishize this: When ‘food adventuring’ trivialises cultures

Food trends change with alarming speed. Often, they’re prompted by the foodie elite, influential restaurateurs or even pop culture. And while an emphasis seems to be placed on specific ingredients, it is also common for the cuisine of an entire culture or nation to be deemed trendy.

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Recipe: Port Autonomy’s kimchi quesadilla

This month, we welcome Kevin Ching, executive chef at Pun + Project’s Port Autonomy and new opening La Carovana, as our guest chef.

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Restaurant Review: Yangon Bakehouse opens a cozy new spot to escape the rain

Every time I squeeze myself into the only remaining seat at the Yangon Bakehouse in Pearl Condo, I wonder why they don’t open another branch - and it seems I’m not the only one, as the zippy-minds behind this marvellous social enterprise have recently opened a new branch on Inya Road.

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Recipe: Myanmar curried rice with squid

Award-winning chef Htun Htun Naing is Weekend’s guest chef this week, and he brings a tasty twist on curried rice cooked with lemon grass, tomato, fresh chili and curry paste.

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Restaurant Review: Yangon newcomer Mexi-can and does

Finding a dazzling Mexican restaurant in Yangon is no small order, but with a refreshing design, creative fusion menu and creative head chef fresh of the place from the US, Fahrenheit Bar & Restaurant brings all the right flavours.

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