Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Aug 2008
50-64 year old male
I do not have a particular style when I travel and some places are irrelevant to any style. Usually I would try to avoid generic hotels or crowded resort towns. During my travels I believe that I have covered all styles and If I am to choose luxury, then it has to be “Intelligent Luxury”
Across from the Savoy Hotel and down a small side street, this longstanding institution is constantly bustling with locals and is one the best places to sample Bamar cuisine. Pick from the range of curries (fish, pork and mutton), all of which are served with a selection of delicious side dishes (soup, sauces, vegetables).
Feel Myanmar Food is a long-standing restaurant, very popular at lunchtime with local business people and foreign embassy staff. It is another great place to sample Burmese food, offering a huge range of tasty dishes, which are laid out in little trays for you to choose from.
Situated on the new Parkson terrace near Bogyoke Aung San Market, Bar Boon is a cool Dutch espresso bar with an outdoor terrace overlooking the bustling street below - brilliant for people-watching. Indoors they appear to be channeling a 70s vibe, with a warehouse-esque ceiling and hanging lights. They offer croissants, muffins, cookies, fresh smoothies, and Illy coffee among other things.
The rooftop of the Vista Bar offers stunning views of the Shwedagon Pagoda; the best place to snap photos of this famous site both at sunset and after dark. Their cocktails are pretty decent and food is good too.
Situated between 29th and 30th Street, Pabedan is home to Rangoon’s largest Indian population, a legacy of its British colonial past. This influence meant dishes like biryani have been incorporated into the Myanmar diet, and Nilar Biriyani is the best place to try it. The menu at this simple restaurant is not extensive, just a few curries and ice cream, but what more do you need?!
Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee restaurant offers the choice of several different meat and fish dishes - Burmese style - all served along with complimentary dishes such as traditional Burmese soup and a platter of vegetables.
Located on 49th Street, this is a relaxed and authentic local joint; a great place to hang out on street-side tables under the greenery next to an ornamental pond. This is also the best place to sample Myanmar’s most popular dish, Mohinga.