Walking into House of Memories you could be forgiven for thinking you are walking into somebodies house as opposed to a restaurant, and you would be right! The restaurant is in fact housed inside the old family home of the late Wunna Kyaw Htin Mr. Dina Nath, Chairman of the Indian Independence Army for Burma and his wife, and is considered an important historical heritage house as it was home to the offices of the Burmese Independence Army.
Diners can visit the office of General Aung San, considered the Founding Father of modern Myanmar, which played host to many important meetings prior to the independence of both India and Burma and it is interesting to see all the old photos showing the General and his family, including a very young Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as the historical letters and documents that are covering the walls.
We ordered quite a large selection of dishes to share amongst the 4 of us, from Lahphet Thohk and Fried Watercress with a sour tamarind sauce to a Kachin Chet Chicken Curry, Pork and Pickled Mango, a Beef and Yoghurt dish and Snakehead Fish with Lemongrass with both Coconut and Shan style Tomato Rice. With a cocktail each and a bottle of perfectly acceptable red wine our total bill came to 108,000 MMK ($90) which I thought was more than fair, although I’d recommend skipping the cocktails and sticking with beer or wine in future.
Whilst the food is not as good as that of say Feel Myanmar, we enjoyed our meal (and it was nice to be able to enjoy a bottle of wine with it) at House of Memories and assuming you are in Yangon for more than a couple of nights, it is definitely worth a visit. General Aung Sans office, well the whole house, has been pretty well maintained and it was interesting to be able to visit the house that played host to so many critical meetings prior to the independence of both Burma and India.
No. 290, U Wizara Road,
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