With the traffic as bad as it can be in Yangon, it’s very common for people to stick to their neighbourhoods when choosing where to eat or drink and I very rarely head to places like Sanchaung for example, even though it is home to restaurants, like Wai Wai’s, that I really enjoy eating at.
All of the salads I have tried there have been excellent, but the tomato & avocado is definitely my favourite. The dressing is a typical peanut based Shan dressing, I like to add a good squeeze of lime, dried chilli and the picked chilli vinegar to balance it out for my tastebuds. The tea leaf salad is also well worth trying.
Wai Wais has a license so you can enjoy a beer or glass of wine, as well as a long list of fresh juices and soft drinks. Seating is split over two floors, downstairs at regular restaurant tables, or upstairs at low tables and cushions on the floor which I far prefer (just be careful not to smack your head on the low metal beam – it really hurts!!)
Wai Wai’s Downtown (Google Map)
Open Daily 11am-10pm (last orders 9:30pm)
301 Bo Aung Kyaw St, Middle Block, Kyauktada Township
Tel: 09 42115 0524