Seeds is not only seen as one of the absolute best restaurants in Yangon, but it is also run by Lucia and Felix who are the ones driving this excellence in everything they touch. A visit to Seeds is a journey that affects all your senses, from the decoration and view to the service and the food. So how to achieve this when you cannot open the restaurant for guests?
A recent startup The Cookie Jar launched 3 months ago at the start of the second lockdown in Yangon. The cookies are homemade and freshly baked using natural ingredients and locally produced food, providing a healthier option of desserts for the locals.
A powerful combination of a love of food, a love of animals, and a desire to protect the environment catapulted Blake Hein Thet and Luis Kanu’s ‘Vegado’ into Yangon's restaurant scene. This is the future of responsible restaurant eating, with near-zero waste, vegan and affordable food.
The owners of Yangon’s newest café, Rio, clearly have their finger on the city’s pulse. Situated in the heart of downtown, overlooking City Hall and Sule Pagoda, the restaurant plays up its Instagram-worthy views while also capitalizing on the coffee and brunch craze sweeping the city. The industrial-chic interior, with polished concrete from floor to ceiling, featured a mix of tables and counter-style seating, creating a comfortable space for groups of friends to socialize or for solo diners to relax.
In search of a strong drink after a rough day, my friend and I headed to Redhill Blues on Sanchaung’s Zawtika Street. The venue is billed as a ‘prohibition-era style speakeasy bar’, secretive bars where Americans could sneak a drink when alcohol sales were banned in the 1920s. This style of bar has come back into fashion with modern-day speakeasies popping up in major cities from New York to Hong Kong and we were as interested to see how this concept played out in Yangon.