Sunday, January 22, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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

Sharky’s opens new restaurant in Bagan

Twenty years after he returned from Switzerland to Yangon to open his award-winning Yangon restaurant Sharky’s, Ye Htut Win – famously known as “Mr Sharky” – is this week opening a new restaurant in the historic town of Bagan.

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The tiny distillery making Japan into a whisky superpower

Ichiro Akuto’s passion for making single malts that are ‘not necessarily easy to drink’ is winning global praise.

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Street Eats: Finding Yangon’s best Shan noodles in a tent

Every night, the streets of Myanma Gon Yi Road swell with the usual litany of vendors selling fried snacks and fresh produce. Wading through the night-time crowd in Mingalar Taung Nyunt township can sometimes be dizzying. Small children chase each other through the maze of stalls; bein mont pancakes and pork satay skewers awaken the senses; dogs idle wantonly about the sidewalks.

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Review: Steak Out beefs up 46th Street

At the risk of suggesting Yangon streets are normally well-lit, carefully maintained thoroughfares, the eerie darkness and lurking street dogs make Pazundaung’s 46th Street especially intimidating. But then you see it: Steak Out, Yangon’s newest steakhouse.

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Dig in to Bogalay Zay’s U Ka Ni salad

On Bogalay Zay Street, everyone knows about U Ka Ni’s salad. U Ka Ni established his salad shop there in 1998. He didn’t name his shop. He didn’t have to.

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Review: Thai food with a side of comedy at Eatfinity

I am unsure at what stage in the course of human evolution we decided that drinking out of light bulbs was cool. Nevertheless, here I find myself, squabbling with a server in newly opened restaurant Eatfinity about whether a light bulb is an appropriate receptacle in which to serve my Thai milk tea. Edison must be turning in his grave.

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Street eats: Finding fried veggies in Tarmwe

Every afternoon, Tarmwe township teems with energy. If you turn the corner on Tadipahtan Street around 3pm on a given afternoon, you’ll find locals queuing up for the opening of a small, unassuming shop called The Aw Kwae Kyi Shop, run by U Ta Yoke and his wife.

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The Market realises dreams of brunch for dinner

Melia Yangon, by the new Myanmar Plaza, probably isn’t a place you’d want to find yourself alone at night. Not that it’s dangerous: just that the yawning entrance hall is post-apocalyptically quiet, like some kind of futuristic, urban dystopia. What makes The Market worth visiting is that it offers exactly what we’ve all been waiting for: “bottomless brunch”, except for dinner, every day.

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Michelin star draws a crowd at Singapore noodle stall

Queues at Singapore’s Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle are growing after a prestigious food guide award.

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A Michelin for Myanmar?

We asked chefs which Myanmar street food deserves a Michelin star. Here’s what they said:

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