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...

Casa Mia review: ‘High tier Italian fare and top notch service’

I did not have high hopes for Sule Square’s Casa Mia. I don’t like eating in shopping malls, and Casa Mia has a particularly bad location behind an escalator and adjacent to the entrance...

800 Bowls: Artisan noodles, exquisite dumplings

Here’s one more to every food hunter’s list of must-tries: authentic Chinese cuisine set in the heart of downtown that serves up traditional “La Mian” and exquisite Xiao Long Baos (steamed mini pork dumplings)....

Paradise Dynasty : Paradise Found for Xiao Long Bao Fans

It is unorthodox to begin a restaurant review by talking about the service. I must, however, begin by commending Paradise Dynasty on the exceptional attention to detail of their staff: We were immediately warmly...

Marco’s Cellar review: ‘Go for the wine, stay for the food’

I had been bemoaning the lack of a decent wine bar in downtown Yangon over the last year, so was thrilled to see Marco’s Cellar open in a heritage building on Merchant Road a...

Le Bis-Tro-Ke review: ‘Like going for dinner at a friend’s house’

Although Le Bis-Tro-Ke is well known by Yangon foodies it perhaps has slipped under the radar of many people. For a long time it was known as “That place on Yaw Min Gyi where...

Indian Tadka Downtown review: ‘Perfect place for a night of Indian fare’

I don’t like to see independent restaurants replaced by big chains. But, in the case of Indian Tadka supplanting India Kitchen on Mahabandua Road, at least the takeover has yielded a better dining experience...

Green Gallery review: ‘Friendly staff, reasonable prices and relaxed setting’

I’d been meaning to go to Rangoon Green Gallery since I first opened up Trip Advisor in Yangon and found the restaurant ranked number one. By the time I got round to visiting last week,...

Bodhi Nava review: ‘Fresh, healthy yet punchy fusion fare’

Yangon needs more restaurants like Bodhi Nava. From the team behind Green Gallery, this light and airy café meets restaurant meets guesthouse serves up fresh, healthy, yet punchy fusion fare at a reasonable price....

The Yangon Restaurant review: ‘Not quite a Michelin star, but not far off’

Understated opulence and quality food in a leafy corner of People’s Park. Words and photos by Charles Duchemin. With the Michelin guide finally discovering the Bangkok dining scene it is only a matter of time before...
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Streets of Yangon

“Behind every door and inside every shop is a person whose story is a joy to listen to,” wrote Bob Percival, former editor of...