Friday, August 18, 2017

Note: The Myanmar Times reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals.

Cocktails and canapés to jazz up your New Year party

Forget boring beer and dips: punch above your weight this New Year with these easy cocktail and canapé recipes.

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Yangon’s little slice of Mon State

I’ve tried about half of Myanmar’s ethnic cuisines – Kachin, Shan, Rakhine, Kayin. I had yet to try Mon food, which I heard was similar to Thai food because of its proximity to the border. That is until I decided to try one of the most famous Mon restaurants in Yangon, Mawlamyine Swel.

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The best food we ate in 2016

From Mexican to Mon, and the best Old Fashioned in Yangon: Weekend’s restaurant reviewers take a look back at their favourite meals of the year.

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Sharky’s Bagan: I came, I saw, I didn’t buy the t-shirt

Weekend editor Charlotte Rose finds out if Sharky’s Bagan lives up to its name.

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Dragon fruit and lucid dreams: 2017’s top health trends

From intuitive eating to intensive workout regimes, these are the top health, nutrition and wellness trends we’ll all be talking about in 2017, according to Yangon Yoga House teacher and fitness enthusiast Bhanu Bhatnagar.

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Review: Yangon’s newest bao earns a ‘wow’

Among the things I thought I’d left behind in America was the nation’s obsession with cheese. Imagine my surprise when, scanning the menu at Yangon’s new downtown xiao long bao (soup dumpling) and la mian (hand-pulled noodle) restaurant 800 Bowls, I spotted a cheese-filled bao.

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Recipes of the Week: Sanon

The last time we checked in with Sanon, the FRIENDS International-supported social enterprise was still getting off the ground. But after their recent opening on November 26 and just in time for the peak of Myanmar’s tourist season, Bagan’s newest restaurant is up and running. Weekend sneaks a peek at some of Chef Lim's recipes.

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Review: Atlas: Yangon’s hottest new rooftop

I often think that I could save myself hours sitting behind a laptop, agonising over adjectives to describe foie gras or synonyms for “moist”, if I could simply write “It was great. Go!” or, “There was a cockroach in my soup. Avoid!” Suffice to say, swanky new rooftop bar Atlas, with potent cocktails and a stunning view, is definitely a “Go, and soon!”

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Cocktail of the week: Ginger margarita

Inspired by Atlas Rooftop Bar’s fiery Ginger Cosmo,Weekend is all about ginger cocktails this week. This simple cocktail uses just five ingredients and is easy to make – leaving you more time for drinking it.

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Spicy Rakhine dishes to make your mouth water at Ko Ta Ngar

As a reviewer, I have to tell you that Ko Ta Ngar, the Rakhine fish restaurant on Min Nanda Road, Dawbon township, is busy, crowded, noisy and has insufficient parking space. That’s that criticism out of the way. Now comes the reason for it: The place is constantly packed, and for good reaosn. Who doesn't like inexpensive, spicy Rakhine seafood and curries?

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