The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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

Eating wild everything at Pakhan Kyaw

“I’ll have the porcupine curry with a side of viper, and my friend will have the rat-and-frog casserole.” The menu at Pakhan Kyaw is more than a little unusual.

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Yar Maung Thar Rakhine cuisine turns up the heat

With all the fanfare and ballyhoo that accompanies the opening – and, in many cases, abrupt closing – of a new restaurant in Yangon, long-standing neighbourhood favourites can be easily forgotten. Rakhine restaurant Yar Maung Thar (Minbya), on 29th Street, is one such place.

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Obama’s Vietnam noodle visit sparks feeding frenzy

Four months after US President Barack Obama plonked down on a plastic stool at Bun Cha Huong Lien for a bowl of Hanoi’s signature pork noodles, the restaurant is cashing in on customers eager to taste what all the fuss is about.

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A healthier me reviews Healthy Me

Since I was recovering from a bout of flu, a healthy restaurant seemed like a good idea. Luckily, one has opened just a few minutes’ walk from my office: Healthy Me, in front of Ruby Mart on the corner of Bogyoke and Pansodan roads, proved to be exactly what I was waiting for.

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Review: Leave the kids behind at Mr Jones’ Orphanage

Readers of Charles Dickens would be forgiven for thinking orphanages are rather joyless places, but anyone who has visited Mr Jones’ Orphanage in Bangkok will know that they can in fact be splendiferous places of extreme bliss, filled with giant teddy bears, mountains of chocolate lava cake and miniature bottles of strawberry milk. Good news for would-be orphans then, as Mr Jones recently opened a branch of his famous orphanage-inspired café on the top floor of Myanmar Plaza.

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Recipe: Roasted tomato dipping sauce (jeow marg len)

This is a popular condiment in Laotian households; chef Seng Luangrath serves it at Thip Khao, with a dish of sun-dried beef and pork and coconut sticky rice.

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She taught Americans to respect Lao food. Now she’s trying to teach Laos, too

Seng Luangrath, the chef and owner of Washington’s only Lao food restaurant, had never been to the mountain-ringed Mekong River city of Luang Prabang, her home country’s top tourist attraction, and on a summertime visit she was eager to test her tongue.

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Myanmar chefs take home culinary prizes

Myanmar chefs struck gold in Thailand earlier this month, bringing back glittering prizes, including silver and bronze medals, from the International Culinary Cup 2016.

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Review: Curries teeming with South Indian flavours at Mangalam

After a revelatory experience in Jaipur, Ophelia Bearcat is heartened to find seeded, spiced South Indian cuisine much closer to home, on Merchant Road. 

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Offbeat eats at The Black Hat

Yangon restaurants, in my experience, tend to fall into one of three categories: Not bad; not bad for the price; and downright horrific. I firmly suspected The Black Hat Burmese Tapas Wine Bar and Restaurant would be in the latter grouping, if only because any restaurant that tries to be so many things at once usually fails to succeed at any of them. But it's much more, a restaurant so baffling that I’m still not sure quite what to make of it.

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