Local food refers to cuisine from the Yangon
region and more generally from Burmese origins.
Locals distinguish “local” food from “ethnic”
foods such as Kachin or Shan for example.
Color Stone offers a culinary road trip around the Orient and Southeast Asia. The restaurant serves up well regarded Sushi, Chinese, Thai and Myanmar noodle dishes at mid-range prices. It’s open daily from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm and has a private dining room.
The institution that is Taing Yin Thar, set up 5 years ago by the famous actress Yadanarpon and her two best friends, has now extended its reach, to Yankin.
For those of you who don’t know Taing Yin Thar prides itself on its regional and ethnic dishes and its high level of hygiene! Unlike the many regional restaurants in Yangon, such as Kachin and Mon, TYT has the best of Myanmar fayre all in one place.
Swer focuses on Mawlamyine cuisine. It serves local delicacies like Mawlamyine-style Mohinga, chicken and coconut rice wrapped in a banana leaf, and its signature dessert Bein Mont. If you don’t wanna try Mawlamyine food (although we strongly suggest you do), there are also Thai and Chinese menus.
No 10, Myaung Mya Street, Sanchaung Township, Yangon
Rangoon Tea House draws inspiration from the heritage and tradition of the old cuisine and gives it a modern touch. Prepare to drink tea of different varieties, inspired by the traditional tea houses, and local foods with the best ingredients.
No 36, Inya Myaing Street, Shwe Taung Kyar Ward, Bahan Township, Yangon
This Restaurant and Bar has a mission : help people discover the country through food and chatter. The trendy “travelstyle”cafe’ cum restaurant is set in the nice surrounding of Kandawgyi lake. Although there is no direct view on the lake, the small tent-like outside dining area gives quite a unique ambience for a truly delicious meal. Need advice on your next trip in Myanmar, ask the owner or grab a book from the “library”
The famous big bright yellow smiley face of Happy Cafe & Noodles can be found in quite a few venues in town. The most enjoyable setting is in the garden of the beautiful colonial building which shelters the inya Road Branch. Their patio is the place to go for some relaxing drinks and a couple of shared plates of Myanmar foods. Their menu focuses on Myanmar snacks, rice and noodles but offers Western options too (and cheap cocktails).