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Chinatown 125 Cafe review: A peek at the Beijing coffee scene

There’s something courageous about opening a small restaurant in Yangon in current times, when even some of the biggest names in the culinary scene are struggling to fill chairs. But while fine-dining...

Chuan Xiao Er review: The futuristic floating noodle house

Pictures of “floating noodles”, which show chopsticks holding a pinch of noodles seemingly suspended in mid-air, have recently gone viral, mystifying viewers worldwide. But with the opening of Chaun Xiao Er in...

Working House Cafe review: Set yourself up for the working day

Saunchaung is known as one of the most vibrant and creative neighbourhoods in Yangon so it’s only fitting that its latest addition is exactly that. As their name suggests Working House Café set out...

Fragrant Harbor

Hong Kong literally means ‘Fragrant Harbor’ in Chinese, which is fitting for an island teeming with glorious food stalls that waft heavenly scents down its streets. Lining these streets are gleaming skyscrapers sitting side-by-side...

A taste of Hong Kong at Canton Paradise

Diners are enjoying a taste of Hong Kong at a new restaurant in Bahan Township. Canton Paradise on Saya San Road offers an all-day menu featuring Hong Kong classics, traditional dim sum, congeem soup, seafood,...

An alternative Bangkok

Sure, Bangkok is eating bugs on Khao San Road and lurid nightlife and tuk-tuks and temples. For many foreigners living in Yangon, it’s a getaway for shopping and feasting. But for the savvy traveler,...

Catch the kung fu tea master at Sule Shangri-la

For a very limited time, the Sule Shangri-la Yangon is hosting Fu Hao Qin, a Kung Fu tea master and face-changing artist from the Chinese province of Sichuan. Gongfu cha (Kung Fu tea) is a...

Top Chinese fare at Tiger Hill

One of Yangon’s top hotels has revamped the à la carte menus of its award-winning restaurants and offered customers a 20-percent discount in each during May to celebrate. Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon, a five-star...

800 Bowls review: ‘Reliably-tasty Chinese food in the heart of downtown’

This reviewer is careful of hyperbole and cautious of overstatement but, in my opinion, 800 Bowls is the best Chinese restaurant in the city. In the year since it opened it has, to my knowledge, served...

Mogok celebrates 800 years

About 200 kilometers northeast of Mandalay is the valley of Mogok—renowned worldwide for its rubies and yet notoriously guarded, with only permit-holding foreigners allowed to enter. For three days at the end of March the...