The Med Diet at Oliva

Desmond Francis is on a Mediterranean-inspired mission to bring hummus, falafel and other healthy snacks to Myanmar plates. The 45-year-old restaurant manager-cum-chef splashed a taste of The Levant on the menu of Italian diner P for Pizza on Yaw...

Ruby Land

Myanmar is renowned for having the world’s finest precious stones, including rubies, sapphire and jade. These natural resources have placed the gems and jewelry industry at the core of the country’s revenue for decades. Almost 90 percent of the world’s...
Myanmar International Fashion Week 2017 was capped off last night with a remarkable show—testament in the ovation for Myanmar’s most renowned designers at the end of the night. Local celebrities and designers camouflaged amid the dapper audience were spotted...
Guests in homes across Myanmar may find themselves being served particularly oily dishes—a warm gesture also implying the host has wealth. But, according to restaurateur Sonny Aung Khin, this is a disservice to the country’s food.  “It’s the wrong concept,”...
The second night of this year’s fashion week was opened by revered designer Mogok Pauk Pauk of FGM fame, whose models flaunted her signature wavy acheik to the beat of a thumping I’ll Follow Rivers remix. Over 100 models will...
Monywa, the capital of Sagaing Region, usually serves as a mere stopping point for tourists traveling between Bagan and Mandalay, but it’s worth lingering in the city to see some nearby attractions. One of these is the ancient A Myint,...
The opening of Myanmar International Fashion Week by John Lwin was awash with femininity and colors at Yangon’s Shwe Htut Htin (Hexagon complex) last night. About 300 people, including local celebrities, loyal customers of each fashion house, and fashion enthusiasts,...

Edo Zushi

Review and photos by Raymond W. Postgate. Yangon is not short of Japanese restaurants, in fact the Bento box is swiftly becoming as ubiquitous as the Probox. Of course quantity does not necessarily equate to quality, but there are some absolute...
Mogok Pauk Pauk is telling a story about one of her heroes – her father, a man who dealt her beatings as a child. “One time he beat me and later I saw him crying,” she says, burying her...
Finally the Christmas season has arrived. But if that invokes panic at the thought of manically searching for gifts to buy, then relax and read our ideas of where’s good for festive shopping in Yangon. Whether you’re buying socks,...
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The Med Diet at Oliva

Desmond Francis is on a Mediterranean-inspired mission to bring hummus, falafel and other healthy snacks to Myanmar plates. The 45-year-old restaurant manager-cum-chef splashed a...

Ruby Land

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