Where and What to Eat in Myanmar
Collected by Duncan Forgan, AFAR Local Expert
The variety and richness of Myanma cuisine rivals that of Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam, though it is nowhere near so well-known or universally regarded. This is partly thanks to the country's long stint in isolation, and partly because, frankly, dishes often appear oily and off-putting in the country's local restaurants. Scratching beneath the surface is mandatory, and highly rewarding.
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
Some of the best food we ate in Myanmar was during our two night stay on a small, family-run boat between Mandalay and Bagan. The curries were delicious and the rice was always accompanied by fish sauce with chilies in it. All of this...
No. 216, Anawrahta Road 11141, Beteen 31th & 32th, ရန်ကုန်, Myanmar (Burma)
A large Indian population - legacy of its British colonial past - has brought dishes like bryani into the Myanmar diet. This mutton version is fragrant with whole spices like cardamom and the rice is studded with cashews and raisins. Delicious and...
Blazon, Andover Township, OH 44003, USA
House of Memories serves up some of Yangon’s tastiest dishes. With an affordable menu, good services and an easy location (5 min. drive from Shwedagon) it’s easy to see why HOM is both a lunch and dinner favorite. Though Thai food is now...
Pyay Lan (West) Ward, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
In a modern, air-conditioned space that is welcoming to foreigners, Feel serves an astounding variety of traditional Burmese food, from curries and some of Yangon’s best mohinga (the national fish noodle soup) to snake beans served with dried...
Be Kind To Animals The Moon is an outstanding cute charming restaurant just past the Thralabar Gates in Old Bagan. The food is wonderful, vegetarian true, but I have never heard anyone complain about the lack of meat here. Great curries, fresh...
No(66,67,68,69,78,79), East D, Bogyoke AungSan Market, 11141, Pabedan, Township, ရန်ကုန် 11141, Myanmar (Burma)
Everywhere you go in Yangon street vendors selling delicious drinks and desserts can be found. Coconut or fruit based, all are served with shaved ice and you can add to this with your choice from a multitude of syrups and a range of sago based or...
130b, 34th Street, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Along with tea leaf salad, Shan noodles is one of the most ubiquitous (and delicious) dishes to be found in Myanmar. There are different versions, but common threads usually involve chicken, garlic, turmeric, tomatoes and fish sauce with Chinese...
80 University Avenue, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Dining venues that really scale the highest of international standards are few and far between in Yangon. One such options, however, is the long-standing Le Planteur. Set in a mansion with a lovely garden, the restaurant specialises in intricate...
No. 169, Wa Dan Street, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Shan Yoe Yar recently emerged as one of Yangon’s premier options for local cuisine. The restaurant is located in a newly remodeled teak colonial building in the central downtown neighborhood of Lanmadaw. It's pleasant environment incorporates a...
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