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...

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,...

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...

The Garden Bistro review: ‘Lakeside venue that does not disappoint’

After reviewing a spate of pretty lackluster restaurants towards the end of 2017, I was hoping for a positive dining experience in my first assignment of 2018. Signature Fine Dining / The Garden Bistro...

Babett review: Does this bar on the edge of downtown live up to the...

Babett was the hottest new bar in town when it opened last year. A few months later, I was tasked with finding out whether it had stood the test of time and become one...

Junior Duck review: ‘A riverside spot just away from the clamor of downtown’

It’s easy to slate a below-average restaurant and get carried away with a foul-mouthed review laying into every aspect of the establishment. But, I’m going to start my review of Junior Duck—local Chinese chain...

Monsoon review: ‘A Yangon staple serving up Southeast Asian cuisine’

Ahead of my review of Monsoon—a Yangon staple serving up southeast Asian cuisine in an old colonial building—I did a whip round of my friends to see if anyone knew which dishes to order....

Cyclo review: ‘Do-it-yourself beef spring rolls’

Words and photos by Edward Sailland. Ultimately, a good or bad restaurant review boils down to whether or not I can recommend people make the effort to go there. Unfortunately, for Cyclo, my conclusion was:...
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Gong Xi Fa Ca! The Chinese New Year, also known as spring festival, is the most important traditional festival for Chinese people. It is also...