The Greedy Chopsticks

The Greedy Chopsticks

Restaurant and street food reviews in Yangon, Myanmar


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Sofaer & Co review: modern pan-asian cuisine in the heart of old Rangoon

Sofaer & Co review: modern pan-asian cuisine in the heart of old Rangoon

Promising new addition to the Yangon restaurant scene, serving up Burmese, Vietnamese and other pan-asian offerings Pan-asian cuisine can represent food at its best, or at its worst. It’s far too often a sloppy label for ‘asian’-esque menus featuring dishes that fail to ring true […]

Rangoon Tea House – our top five dishes and why we love Burmese tea shops

Rangoon Tea House – our top five dishes and why we love Burmese tea shops

Ok so it’s about time that we wrote about Rangoon Tea House. We’ve held off for so many reasons. Part of the impetuous for writing this blog was to celebrate some of the lesser known but delicious eateries Yangon had to offer. And let’s be […]

Irrawaddy Princess review – our top spot for breakfast noodles

Irrawaddy Princess review – our top spot for breakfast noodles

Specializing in breakfast noodles, Irrawaddy Princess offers some of the best nan gyi thoke in the area, providing you get there on time! We’ve already professed our love for nan gyi thoke (big round noodles lovingly coated in curry sauce). And while we’ve yet to find […]

Myaungmya Daw Cho Mohinga – award winning mohinga shop

Myaungmya Daw Cho Mohinga – award winning mohinga shop

Serving up light fish-laden ‘Myaungmya’ style broth, there’s no wonder why Myaungmya Daw Cho continues to win awards for its mohinga noodles. “I only eat mohinga from Myaungmya Daw Cho” declared a friend. So it was with great anticipation that we tasted our first bowls […]

Jing Hpaw Myay review – great Kachin restaurant with its quirks

Jing Hpaw Myay review – great Kachin restaurant with its quirks

Excellent spot to sample a delicious range of authentic Kachin dishes, even if consistency isn’t always guaranteed. Another day, another great Kachin restaurant. We’ve just reviewed Agape Kachin Food Channel, also in Sanchaung Township. But Jing Hpaw Myay is a completely different dining experience. Agape […]

Agape Kachin Food Channel review – top of the soup noodle game

Agape Kachin Food Channel review – top of the soup noodle game

Ultimate comfort food in the form of spicy herbaceous broth, indulgently sticky noodles and tender stewed beef in a popular Kachin diner in Sanchaung Township. Myanmar’s not short of noodles. There’s seemingly countless variations, dozens of different types of noodles, preparations, broths, sauces, fillings, from […]

800 bowls review – bowling over the Yangon dumpling competition

800 bowls review – bowling over the Yangon dumpling competition

New downtown spot 800 bowls serves up the best soup dumplings and hand pulled noodles in Yangon. It’s only been a couple of months since 800 bowls opened its doors, but already it’s made its mark on the Yangon scene. Luckily, it’s not just hype; […]

Imperial Garden review – adequate dim sum in Yangon

Imperial Garden review – adequate dim sum in Yangon

Imperial Garden serves up decent – if not brilliant – dim sum (Cantonese brunch dishes of dumplings, steamed buns and more…) in Myanmar Plaza, Yangon. Authentic dim sum can be an overwhelming experience to the uninitiated. Here’s the low-down: It’s composed of a seemingly infinite number of […]

Xi Yang Yang review – dumplings and much more in Yangon

Xi Yang Yang review – dumplings and much more in Yangon

Xi Yang Yang serves up some of the best xiao long bao (soup dumplings) in Yangon, but there’s much more to the menu than just dumplings… Xi Yang Yang will always have a special place in my heart. Just down the road from where I […]

The battle of the Xiao Long Bao – where to find the best soup dumplings in Yangon

The battle of the Xiao Long Bao – where to find the best soup dumplings in Yangon

800 bowls takes our vote for best xiao long bao in Yangon, narrowly edging out Xi Yang Yang for the quality of the meat. But it still has something to learn from its competitors when it come to quantity of the trademark soup filling.  It’s […]