Welcome to MYANMORE’s weekly letter! These are our personal experiences and recommendations around Yangon and beyond. Let us know yours in the comments.
New things we have noted
Hti Café is one of Yangon’s latest rooftop café restaurants and bars, located on Sayarsan Road, Bahan. It had launched a pop-up with Sharky’s The Wingery a couple of weeks ago. It’s now planning a burger tasting event this Thursday. The menu has four types of burgers and you can check them in detail here.
Food we can’t get enough of
Durian! This love-it-or-hate-it fruit is in season and everywhere in Yangon. You can buy them at the wet markets or via online shops. But purchasing a durian is a tricky business. If you don’t want to go through all the work, Wake n’ Bake Bakery offers Ks10,000 durian boxes.
Disclaimer: We’re just sharing what we saw. We can’t guarantee the quality of the durians it’s selling.
Place we are revisiting
The Heaven Bistro started as an unassuming restaurant-cum-cafe in 2019. After three years, a pandemic and political instabilities later, it has gained a respectable customer base. Serving every popular dish from burgers to nasi goreng, you will find something that meets your palate every visit.
Here’s our interview from a while ago:
Event we will visit
LGBTIQ+ Week Myanmar is a week-long event that will be hosted at multiple venues. Expect workshops, movie screenings, experience sharing, lectures, kids’ activities about tolerance and solidarity, a fundraising concert, and more.
6-12 Jun | Find more about the event here
Experience we plan
Trekking is an escape from the busy schedule and urban life. Fresh air, village scenes, and greeneries will recharge you after a hectic week. This trekking is about 3-4 hrs walking along a pleasant, shady path where both sides are full of trees. This is a simple trek for beginners and intermediate trekkers to enjoy the forest lifestyle. Find more here.