Thingyan Festival, Yangon 2017.

Along with Thailand, Laos and Cambodia (you can read my blog post on Khmer New Year here) Myanmar celebrates a multi day water festival for the new year each April, usually between the 13th – 17th, which is known as Thingyan.  Thingyan is celebrated with a week long public holiday (although this could be a…

Tin Tin Aye Mote Hin Gar, Kanbe Road, Yangon.

Mohinga is probably one of the most iconic, and widely eaten breakfast dishes across Myanmar. Best described as a spiced fish noodle soup, it is made by slow cooking fish (usually catfish or dagger tooth if the English translations of menus I have seen are anything to go by) in a spiced broth with banana…

Mangalam South Indian Restaurant, Yangon.

  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 get…

TinTin Restaurant, Bogalayzay Street, Yangon.

A permanent “pop up” restaurant, named after the adventurous Belgian cartoon character, Tintin started life as a Mexican taqueria specialising in Tacos, Burritos and excellent Margaritas, before moving onto their next “adventure”, serving food inspired by the Burmese border regions and the countries that surround it. Isaan dishes like Sai Krok and Som Tum sit…