Shwe Ya Thar, Shwegondine, Yangon.

Instagram is without a doubt one of my favourite places to find recommendations for local restaurants, and so when I was looking for a breakfast restaurant near the Shwedagon Pagoda, I turned to Ramona (@Ramona_eats) one of my favourite foodies for help. She came through with a belter of a suggestion, in the form of…

Saawaan Restaurant, Sathorn, Bangkok.

When I was in Bangkok recently for the Re:Food forum, I was lucky enough to snag an invitation to the opening of Saawaan, a new Thai fine dining restaurant in Sathorn, helmed by Chef Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn, who has worked in fine dining kitchens across Bangkok from the Mandarin Oriental, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, The House on Sathorn,…

Burma Bistro, Merchants Road, Yangon.

My first visit to Burma Bistro was not what I would call a roaring success, although the restaurant was open, there were still building works ongoing and it seemed that they had hurried to open, when another week or two spent on finishing the restaurant, and staff training, would have done them the world of…