Bodhi Nava, Yangon.

Owned by the same owners as downtown Yangon’s much loved “Green Gallery”, Bodhi Nava is a boutique hostel and cafe in the shadow of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Bahan.

We were there for lunch, shortly after they opened (I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get around to writing this up!) and tried a good selection of dishes, many vegetarian friendly, between us.

We started with freshly baked Pita bread with hummus, falafel and lahpet pesto (5,500 mmk or $4)  enjoying it so much that we ordered a second portion (to share between the 4 of us) as soon as we tried our first mouthful!


I followed this with an English muffin topped with Shan tomato salsa, sautéed wild mushrooms, and tamarind and sesame sauce (5,500 mmk or $4) whilst my friends shared both a Green chicken curry (5,800 mmk or $4.30) a vegetarian Pineapple curry (5,800mmk) and a side order of RaMon shredded chicken salad with lime and black pepper (4,500 mmk or $4.25)


My mushroom muffin was the perfect dish for a lazy weekend morning. The muffin was nicely toasted and the sautéed mushrooms had a great tartness to them owing to the use of tamarind, whilst the tomato chutney leant sweetness to the dish.

Curries are the same tried and tested dishes you will find at Green Gallery, good home style Thai food that is as big in flavour as it is low in price!

With filter coffees (they don’t have an espresso machine) and coconut juices our bill came in at around 15,000 mmk ($11) per person, more than reasonable for the chic surroundings and quality of cooking & I will be sure to go back!


Bahan Street 2nd Street No, 17, Yangon
One Tuesday – Sunday 11am-8pm
Phone: 09 781 265517

2 Comments Add yours

  1. simplysuzu says:

    This menu looks very interesting. Thank you for sharing all these restaurants to try out in Yangon. Even though I am a local, I haven’t been to or even heard of the places that you’ve shared here. I guess I have been taking the place I live in for granted.

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