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Best rooftop bars in Mandalay

A new trend is slowly emerging with the arrival of several rooftop bars in Myanmar. Like their swanky Yangon counterparts, these venues are attracting both locals and foreigners from sunset until the late hours...

Grand Library Restaurant review: ‘Friendly staff, average food’

Opened in May, the Grand Library on downtown’s Bo Aung Kyaw Street serves up standard Burmese and regional fare in a light two-storey restaurant. Unfortunately, after a lunch at the Grand Library, I failed...

‘Australia on the Menu’ month-long Yangon promotion

Yangon diners will be treated to premium Australian beef and lamb in 23 hotels, restaurants and bars during a big promotion from 1-30 June. Chefs from the city’s top establishments will use the Australian produce—accompanied...

Heritage restaurants in Yangon

Sharky’s @ Pansodan Situated within what used to be an old maternity hospital, Sharky’s offers a wide variety of artisan and organic foods, providing a healthy twist to...

Q&A: Ivan Pun

Four years ago, behind the corrugated iron shutters of an old riverfront warehouse, was a flurry of fashion, art, food and local craftsmanship—a pop-up space known as ts1, or Transit Shed No1. Two doors...

Bars and restaurants open during Thingyan 2018

Staying in Yangon over the Thingyan 2018 holidays? Here is a list of the bars and restaurants that are staying open. Let us know if we are missing any from the list at [email protected] NIGHTLIFE ...

Mañana: ‘Tailored to deliver a speedy business lunch’

Mexican restaurants sprung up across the city a few years ago but have since been in dire decline with both Gringo Chilangos and Tin Tin vacating downtown Yangon. Mañana—a eatery serving up authentic Oaxaca...

Mediterranean diner Oliva opens at Yangon’s Institut Français

Oliva opened its new branch on Friday (March 16) at Institut Français de Birmanie where it will serve its quality Mediterranean fare. Hundreds turned up for free flow on beer, free appetisers and a spirited performance...

Chef Orng column: A commitment to honest food

March is a month of mixed emotions for me as we are moving our restaurant up to 7 miles. When I set up ORNG’s Kitchen at the end of 2016 I did everything myself,...

Sofaer & Co review: ‘A world of colonial grandeur and sumptuous cuisine’

A really good meal out can feel—just a little bit—like a holiday. This is how I felt after an evening at Sofaer & Co. The continual multisensory pleasures over a couple of hours on...