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.
Four Seasons Steamboat Restaurant decided that when they can't be open, why not bring their hot pot experience to your home. Two people will deliver a full set of vegetables and meats together with the broths of your choice and the equipment to boil it. The day after they will come and pick it up.
Couscous Kitchen was started as one of the many cloud kitchen concepts launched by the team behind Penthouse and Pegaz Solutions, and the idea was to bring this home-cooked meal to everyone wishing to explore the tastes and flavors of the most famous North African dish.
Thanks to all the innovative entrepreneurs in Yangon, staying at home does not have to be so painful and boring - here is our series of new ready-to-eat delivery concepts, starting with Breakfast, Fine Dining, Vegan and Tacos!
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