Burmese cuisine doesn’t have the global presence of some of South East Asia’s more celebrated countries, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t culinary gems waiting to be discovered in Yangon. With this in mind, read on for a few restaurants that you won’t regret taking a chance on.
Rangoon Tea House
Rangoon Tea House is the prime destination for anyone that wants to experience top-quality traditional Burmese food at very reasonable prices.
The restaurant has been recently renovated and is a perfect representation of modern Yangon, whilst retaining a traditional menu and dishes that will leave you coming back for more. The restaurant is very popular among locals but has recently become a tourist destination as well, and it’s not difficult to see why. Dishes like Mohinga and local takes on Bao buns make this a winning combination of local dishes and regional favourites.
But what really makes Rangoon Tea House one of the best Yangon restaurants around is the fact that it isn’t afraid to put a new twist on some of the traditional dishes.
Taking something that’s already good and making it unforgettable appears to be a Rangoon Tea House specialty!
999 Shan Noodle Shop
You can’t visit Yangon without trying some authentic Burmese noodles, and there probably isn’t a better restaurant in Yangon to enjoy them than 999 Shan Noodle Shop.
There are plenty of noodle dishes to choose from – we recommend starting with the always popular rice noodle soup with pork - and many of them are inspired by the culinary traditions of the Shan region, one of the culturally-richest parts of Myanmar.
However, there’s much more to 999 Shan Noodle Shop than just noodle soup – you’ll also find a range of tofu, dumpling, pork and rice dishes on the menu. The perfect venue for a quick pit stop or a full on feast.
When you want to experience traditional Burmese food that comes with a blend of other Southeast Asia cultures, Rau Ram is the perfect solution.
The restaurant skillfully mixes elements of Burmese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisines to bring you one of the most intriguing dining experiences in the city, This in turn marks out Rau Ram one of the best restaurants in Yangon.
If you’re dining with company, you can’t go wrong with the bún chả feast – a combination of crispy spring rolls, lemongrass pork meatballs and porchetta with fresh rice noodles. Like all good dishes, it’s made for sharing, so be sure to grab a few friends and come to experience Rau Ram for yourself…
For a more luxurious fine dining experience, you can’t go wrong with Padonmar Restaurant. It’s one of the city’s best high-end dining experiences
It’s a great place to have dinner if you want to experience the best of the local kitchen without the excess oil that’s so common in Myanmar restaurants.
Monsoon Restaurant & Bar
Competitive prices, friendly staff and an intimate atmosphere make Yangon’s Monsoon Restaurant a favourite for locals and visitors alike. The kitchen staff skilfully cherry-pick the best of Myanmar, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine before putting a unique Monsoon twist on proceedings. Add in the prime location and a dessert menu that’s the talk of the town, and you have a sure fire winner on your hands.