Discover the soul of Chin cuisine at Hornbill, Yangon’s latest hidden gem. With its doors recently opened, this traditional food restaurant invites guests to relish the rich flavours and gastronomic heritage of the Chin people.

Despite its modest size, this quaint eatery boasts an atmosphere brimming with authenticity and warmth. The space is decorated with cultural ornaments and paintings, giving you the atmosphere of a Chin living room.

At the centre of the menu is Sarbuti, a traditional dish of the Chin people. It is a hearty and savoury stew typically made with beef or chicken, along with various vegetables and herbs. Here you can try vegetable and pumpkin varieties in addition to the conventional one. The dish is known for its rich taste, often achieved through the use of local spices and ingredients.

Sarbuti is not only a delicious dish but also holds cultural significance for the Chin people, often served during special occasions and gatherings as a symbol of hospitality and community bonding. It can be eaten itself or paired with a variety of fried meat, meatballs and vegetables.

If you’re not quite ready to venture into the world of unfamiliar flavors, Hornbill also caters to those seeking familiar tastes with options like Mala Xiang Guo and Korean-style fried chicken. However, for those eager to explore Chin traditional cuisine, a bowl of Sarbuti comes highly recommended.

Whether you’re seeking a quiet escape or a vibrant culinary adventure, Hornbill promises an unforgettable dining experience that transcends its small footprint. Don’t forget to try Khaungye, their traditional wine!

No 242, ​Seikkantha Street (Upper Block), Kyauktada Township, Yangon
09 459 373 493

9:30 am – 8 pm


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