Yangon is about to get a fine dining eatery on coming 4th August 2013 by Myanmar Businessman Mr. Tun Hlaing and Myanmar-born Pote Lee, famous for his two branches in Bangkok.

Yangon to get fine dining eatery
Special to The Nation June 10, 2013 1:00 am

Myanmar-born Pote Lee will open the first branch of his upscale restaurant Water Library in his homeland after launching the first two branches in Bangkok in 2008 and 2012.

Scheduled to open by the end of this month, Water Library has been developed in a 100-year-old colonial mansion on Manawhari Road in Yangon, the same street as the Thai embassy.

Some have questioned whether the fine-dining restaurant, which will target high-end locals and foreign investors, would fit the society there. Oliver Kramny, general manager of food and beverage for Water Library Chamchuri Square, is certain that the locals will like exclusive dishes that differ from local food.

“The key factors of Water Library, namely great quality food, high-level service and personal service, will be there, but the menu will be different, depending on the environment and the chef,” said Kramny, who also oversees the Yangon branch.

Featuring on the menu will be internationally flavoured dishes made with mostly high-quality local ingredients with some imported items such as certain types of meat and seafood.

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