Now is the best season to enjoy Shan Noodles being our first choice. Feeling cold and wet yet, how about hungry? We know everyone loves Shan Noodles, who doesn’t!? Despite the well-known shops across the city, our newly arrived intern T Nang Seng Myat has discovered the hidden gems around her neighborhood. Check them out!

So Pyay

Since 2008, So Pyay has been famous for its traditional cuisine and dishes available. It all started with Shan Noodles – a single dish and friendly customer service of the owner from the beginning of the business. The quality of the food is maintained with favorable prices and flash-like services being provided. So, better build more trust with friends – anyone who would invite you for a bowl of Shan noodles at So Pyay.

Address: No.26, Shan Kone Street, Myaynigone Sanchaung Township, Yangon.
Opening Hours: 10 am – 9 pm


Need no travelling to Lashio just for food; there’s “Lashio” Shan Traditional restaurant with authentic cuisine. Customers in groups of up to 8 people would always order for Shan noodles right away. Here at ‘Lashio, Shan noodles has never lost its fame as first-rated option A so why not visit ‘Lashio’ restaurant for Shan cuisine.

Address: No.9, Chan Thar St, Sanchaung Tsp, Yangon.
Opening Hours: 7 am – 7 pm


Agape is a Greek word which means ‘Unconditional Love’. So, what makes Agape a unique family-style restaurant in Sanchaung? The answer is the idea of sharing a family’s traditional cuisine with the world. In a group of friends, 4 out of 5 would recommend you to go to Agape, for its spicy-flavored Shan noodles with meatballs. I am certain that the moment you’ll be at Agape will remain unforgettable.

Address: No.18, Shwe Pyi Aye St, Sanchaung Tsp, Yangon.
Opening Day: 9 am – 8 pm (Closed on Sundays)

Maw Shwe Pyi

Head-size pictures of dishes have attracted everyone to fix their eyes on and one could even get knocked on the light pole accidentally. Once you get in, you would feel the sweet-smelling atmosphere and see the stunning menu with over 30 dishes available. My first order was Shan noodles. Suddenly, I miss my home in Northern Shan State. If you’re looking for the original Shan cuisine, Maww Shwe Pyi is your great choice.

Address: No.18, Hledan Road, Between 1st & 2nd Streets, Kamayut Tsp, Yangon.
Opening Hours : 8 am – 9 pm
Contact: 09 892249998

Shan Oae Si (Nant Khann)

There will be no time for the second decision as you will see bright packets of Shan Traditional Preserved food displayed at the entrance of the restaurant. The tomato paste underneath and on top is thick and perfect for Shan noodles of any texture which comes with the chicken soup. You can be very satisfied even with less amount of meat given. I called this ‘A Secret make-Known’ to you that perfect Shan noodles are all about the paste and soup.

Address: No.105, Hledan Road, Kamayut Tsp, Yangon.
Opening Hours : 8 am – 8 pm

El Moe 

Located just at the corner of Pyay Road and Bargayar Road, right in front of Myaynigone flyover, El Moe is always filled with local shan noodle lovers. Opens from afternoon till 8:30 pm, the spot is well known for its Tofu Nway and shan noodle. Other dishes — Hin Htoke (Meat with mixed vegs), Wat Tha Chin (Sour Stuffed Pork) and soups — are best sellers. And a tip, you better get there before 6 if you wanna try their tofu cause it’s freshly made and people really love it.

Address: Corner of Pyay Road & Bargayar Road, Sanchaung Tsp, Yangon
Opening Hours: 3 pm – 8:30 pm

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  1. Lashio is so much more than a Shan noodle shop, but also has some great Shan noodles! Lots of amazing food in Lashio from 4 years living and working in Lashio, and lots of culinary diversity. Hang out in Lashio for amazing food experiences, and get more adventurous outside of town for local traditional food straight from the forest and garden to the village home with home-cooked meals.

    • Hello, this Lashio is not a town. Its a restaurant in Yangon named “Lashio”.
      Yes, we do love Lashio. It’s an amazing town with amazing food and people.


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