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.
“It’s a strength of Myanmar that when the nation faces a tragedy the community rallies together,” said Ye Htut Win, Founder of Sharky’s and Master Chef Myanmar Judge. Together the government and medical staff are tirelessly working to help COVID-19 patients recover. Yet who keeps frontline workers healthy? Right now, it’s Omnivore by Sharky’s and Kaung Lun Lote backed by the financial might of KBZ Bank.
Most visitors missed out on lakes when visiting Myanmar because it seems like a boring activity on the itinerary. In fact, lakes are some of the most astonishing views of the country. Each lake in Myanmar has unique scenery as well as a historic background, and some can even take your breath away. Visit Myanmar like the locals, study the lifestyles, and be part of their daily life. By visiting the lakes, you can get interesting insights into the local life.
Hosted by Michael Waitze from Asia Tech Podcast, this Live Talk will feature a conversation with J. Par - a talented young female Myanmar singer - and talk about various topics in her life and career.
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