Reviews

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 […]

Mr Min’s cooking class – picturesque cooking school in the middle of Inle Lake

Mr Min’s cooking class – picturesque cooking school in the middle of Inle Lake

Learning how to cook traditional Intha and Shan food in a beautiful little village in the middle of Inle Lake. Never, ever in our lives have we ever cooked in such a beautiful location. This is not an exaggeration. There we stood, in a quaint […]

Sin Yaw review – the #1 restaurant in Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake?

Sin Yaw review – the #1 restaurant in Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake?

Sin Yaw is the best restaurant in the Inle Lake area (probably). If not, it at least takes the award for the best, and most attentive staff. People queue up to eat at Sin Yaw. Nearly every other shop front in the little town of Nyaung Shwe […]

Pwe Taw Win review – Authentic Intha cuisine near Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake

Pwe Taw Win review – Authentic Intha cuisine near Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake

A taste of real Intha food, 10 mins out of Nyaung Shwe (near Inle Lake), in picturesque wooden huts. Full disclosure: one of us had food poisoning before visiting Pwe Taw Win. So we dialed down a bit in terms of quantity and adventure when […]

Sanon review – upmarket social enterprise near Bagan

Sanon review – upmarket social enterprise near Bagan

Well-intentioned social enterprise serving decent but expensive food by Nyaung U, near Bagan. We really wanted to love Sanon. A social enterprise dedicated to training disadvantaged youth to gain skills and work opportunities in the catering industry, it ticks a lot of boxes. Set in a […]

Nying Ko Ko review – hidden lunch spot between Mount Popa and Salay

Nying Ko Ko review – hidden lunch spot between Mount Popa and Salay

If you happen to find yourself on the bumpy road between Mount Popa and Salay, stop by Nying Ko Ko for flavourful curries in the sleepy town of Kyaukpadaung. Let’s say you want a break from the awe-inspiring ancient pagodas of Bagan. And let’s say […]

The best breakfast in Bagan – Pyi Wa noodles & Min Myanmar teashop

The best breakfast in Bagan – Pyi Wa noodles & Min Myanmar teashop

Ditch your hotel breakfast of lukewarm sausages and stale toast and immerse yourself in the Myanmar breakfast culture with noodles, tea and deep fried goodness. When your hotel package comes with breakfast, why wouldn’t you eat there? Perhaps because you can find ten times the flavour […]

San Thi Dar, Bagan review – little village gem in Myin Ka Bar, near New Bagan

San Thi Dar, Bagan review – little village gem in Myin Ka Bar, near New Bagan

Sweet family-run restaurant, with a vegetarian-friendly menu, in a village near New Bagan. Perfect for a break from temple exploration. Exploring ancient temples may not seem like hard work, but by the time mid-day rolls around, you want somewhere to rest and replenish your dust-caked, sweaty […]

Shan Yoe Yar review – fancy Shan spot for when you want more than noodles

Shan Yoe Yar review – fancy Shan spot for when you want more than noodles

If you are – somehow – sick of Shan noodles, hop on over to Shan Yoe Yar to experience the wide smattering of deliciousness that Shan cuisine has to offer, in the breezy confines of a beautiful wooden house. Shan Yoe Yar is fancy. Not […]