Khraw Thai has been open for three months, and is already popular with the locals.
Tucked in Kyun Taw Road, Khraw Thai aims to bring together Burmese (Shan) and Thai flavours in its dishes. The restaurant is simple and small, with no special décor, just tables and stools. The atmosphere is low-key and comfortable.
The menu is extensive, ranging from Thai salads to more adventurous dishes such as deep fried duck mouth. Although they offer a variety of meat dishes, Khraw Thai is known for its seafood. Their star dish is the Koong Tung ,a soupy mix of prawns, cuttle fish, corn on the cob, shellfish and mussels cooked in your choice of sauce, the lot is then tipped and nicely arranged on the (plastic) table cloth in front of you to enjoy!
This popular concept of eating seafood has become increasingly popular in Bangkok, and has made its way to Yangon, where from the number of costumers that fill the restaurant, it’s a success.
It’s a fun, messy way to bring people together over food. Gloves are provided as well as access to an endless supply of paper towels. Aside from the way the dish is served the seafood is very good, and the sauce flavourful. In addition, if you don’t fancy getting your hands dirty, they can serve you on a plate as well. The restaurant does not go easy on the spice, bringing with most dishes the mouth numbing chilli sensation straight from streets of Thailand.
The portions are big and the prices are reasonable.The Koong Tung which can easily be shared between more than two people. The price is 15,000 MMK, and a whole grilled salted fish will set you back 7,000MMK. Their drink menu offers beers, soft drinks and juices.
Overall, Khraw Thai is the perfect place to meet friends over some delicious food.