SEEDS has now officially opened its doors, so why not treat yourself to an exquisite and affordable weekend lunch.
This is the first time I come to SEEDS and the first thought that comes to mind is how beautiful and bright it is. I am greeted by smiling staff, I already feel relaxed. The view of Inya Lake is lovely, even though it is a rainy day.
“We wanted a restaurant which followed a modern and contemporary style, in a spacious, airy environment” Lucia tells me, together with her husband, Swiss Michelin Star Chef Felix Eppisser they created SEEDS Restaurant & Lounge keeping nature and beauty in mind.
The space has been meticulously thought out and constructed, modern and sleek whilst maintaining touches of Myanmar.
The two styles complement each other, and it’s wonderful. Wherever possible, the materials are locally sourced, from the bamboo used to create the structure, to the hand-made tablecloths. The colour scheme follows the golden earthy colours of Myanmar.
The tables and furniture have been strategically placed to create intimate spaces, my favourite being the table next to the open kitchen, where you can witness the cooks at work.
Aside from providing an exceptional culinary experience, SEEDS also aims to conjure relaxation and happiness. Their lunch menu changes daily depending on the availability of the ingredients to ensure everything is always fresh.
The Business lunch is 19 USD for two courses and 25 USD for three, SEEDS has an extensive wine list amongst other drinks. My guest and I decided to try a bit of everything and shared our lunch.
The amuse bouche was a composition of creamy tomato and lobster soup, pasta and vegetables. The creamy soup was my favourite as the lobster flavour came through, the sweetness heightened by the tomatoes.
Of the two starters, the one that stood out the most was the Foamy Pumpkin Soup with Eggplant Cannelloni. A light soup packed full of flavour, poured over a dainty cannelloni. And although the Seared Tuna (with papaya salad) itself had the perfect texture.
For mains, I enjoyed the Homemade Tortellini with Truffle Foam (asparagus and sundried tomatoes), I loved the truffle foam and the tomatoes were delectable, the pasta of the tortellini was light and thin. We also had the Beef Cubes with Curry Sauce ( and Shan potatoes), the beef was perfectly cooked and tender, and the curry sauce was not overpowering.
The dessert, Melon Salad with Yoghurt Ice cream (and meringues), was the perfect palate cleanser, tangy and fresh. All the dishes were beautifully presented, and were a treat to the eyes. The lunch was satisfying but light, even though we had three courses. The coffee was accompanied by a plate of delightful assorted chocolates, which were a delicious end to the meal.
I left SEEDS content and rested, I am looking forward to coming back after the rainy season to enjoy some of their cocktails in their wonderful garden.
Address:No.63A, U Tun Nyein Street, Ward 10, Mayangone Township, Yangon