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Exploring Mon & Kayin State

Some of the most interesting states in Myanmar are often overlooked in favour of the well-trodden routes to Bagan, Inle Lake and the coast. Two such states that often fail to make...

Culinary cultures

Ethnic food of Myanmar conjures up a cornucopia of flavors and traditions that are now becoming easier to try in Yangon thanks to people of the different states and regions establishing eateries in the...

Ethnic recipe: Mon mutton curry

From the herby fare of the north to the fresh and spicy seafood along the western coastline, Myanmar has an endless choice of tasty ethnic cuisine. To try your hand at cooking a classic,...

Welcome to Ogre Island

With a new bridge linking Mawlamyine to Bilu Kyun, James Fable compares the old tour to the new possibility of independently exploring the island. Photos by the writer. Across the Thanlwin River from Mawlamyine lies...

Wild swimming in Mon State

Dominic Horner forgoes the main attraction of Kyaiktiyo to visit the area’s popular waterfall. Photos by the writer. It’s fair to say that when most people go to Kyaiktiyo their primary motivation is to visit...

Jana Mon Means Mon Food

Cultural hub, training provider….more than just a restaurant. Tucked away off Shwegondaing Road is this cute no-frills eatery consisting of only half a dozen odd wooden tables. Although the restaurant is rather bare, the burst...

More Taing Yin Thar in Yankin

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...

Rakhine, Chin, Shan, Kachin, Mon, Wa Ethnic Restaurants in Yangon

Tiffany Fan Simply saying that a Myanmar restaurant is serving ‘Burmese’ food can be a sweeping generalization - while most of the population is ethnic Bamar, there are seven other large minorities and over one...