Mangalam South Indian Restaurant, Yangon.

***Now Closed*** Whenever I am tired or a bit run down, I tend to “self medicate” with spicy food. I have no idea why I find it so comforting, although I have read that spicy food helps increase serotonin and makes you feel better so perhaps that is it! One of my favourite places to…

Shan Yoe Yar Restaurant, Yangon.

Styled as one of Yangons’ fancier Myanmar restaurants and housed in a newly renovated traditional teak house, don’t let the “fine dining” tag put you off, in reality this just means you get to sit inside in an air-conditioned room, on chairs instead of plastic stools and wine and cocktails are available as well as…

Aung Thukha, 17A 1st Street, Yangon

I try to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda every month or so, whether with visiting friends, or to make offerings, and a meal at Aung Thukha afterwards has become an enjoyable part of the “ritual” so to speak. Located just a short walk away from the Pagoda, Aung Thukha is a wonderful family run restaurant that…

Pansuriya, Bogalayzay Street, Yangon.

Another of my favourite Yangon finds is PansuriyaΒ on Bogalayzay street in downtown. This little cafe doubles as an art and photography space and the walls are covered in unique historical photographs of Yangon & its inhabitants from days gone by, as well as artwork by local artists. The menu has probably the largest selection of…