The newly opened 96 Bistro is a fun, small eatery serving Malaysian fare orbited by a few international dishes.
Acting as both cafe and bar in the foodie hub that is Yaw Min Gyi, 96 Bistro has a signature nasi lemak—rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf—served three different ways: egg (2,800 kyats), fried chicken (4,200 kyats) or curried chicken (4,500 kyats).
Classic Malaysian noodle dish char kway teow (3,900 kyats) comes with chicken or prawns and a very spicy kick, while the chicken satay is worth trying—especially now, because the price is temporarily down from 4,500 kyats to 2,250 kyats.
The cafe also serves Japanese mackerel (sabas), some Western dishes and desserts. Thai teas, coffee, and beers are all reasonably priced.
As an opening promotion, Bistro 96 (the second ‘96’ branch in Yangon following 96 Cafe) is offering 20 percent off on food, buy two get one free on Hoegaarden beer, and buy three get one free on draught beer until the end of October.