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The Best Food in Yangon Is Cooked by Street Kids

An initiative in the Burmese capital trains street children and marginalized youth to become confident chefs.
Didem Tali
11.15.17
Myanmar
Myanmar

How Two Sisters Use Food to Celebrate Myanmar’s Most Misunderstood Minority

The semi-autonomous Wa State, located on Myanmar’s eastern border with China, is often dismissed as a haven for drug trafficking. But Yangon’s Root Kitchen & Bar wants to give visitors a taste of true Wa culture.
Diana Hubbell
7.5.17
Myanmar
Myanmar

Meet the Team Revolutionizing Yangon's Culinary Scene

The minds behind Pun + Projects emphasize quality ingredients and attempt to keep pace with global restaurant trends. Oh, and don't ask them to pay bribes.
Diana Hubbell
3.22.17
Myanmar
Myanmar

Meet the Ex-Nightclub Owner Who Went from Cleaning Floors at Wendy’s to Curing His Own Prosciutto in Yangon

When Sharky's founder Ye Htut Win couldn’t find the ingredients he wanted, he decided to become a farmer, a baker, a cheesemaker, and a butcher.
Diana Hubbell
3.20.17
Myanmar
Myanmar

Inside Burma’s First Kentucky Fried Chicken

Before decades of isolation and sanctions, Burma had no predilection for—let alone access to—Western fast food. Today, however, foreign brands like KFC are sweeping the market.
Sabrina Toppa
3.29.16
Myanmar
Myanmar

Yangon’s ‘Pork on Stick’ Is More Than Just Pork on a Stick

Wet Thar Dote Htoe, literally translated as “pork on stick” is engrained in Myanmar street food culture, thanks to the entrepreneurial skills (and high quality offal) of one family.
Adam Ramsey
4.27.15
Myanmar
Myanmar

Taking the Machismo and MSG Out of Myanmar's Tea Shops

Tiny cups of sweet tea, MSG-laced dishes, and underaged waiters are the backbone of traditional Burmese tea shops, but Rangoon Tea House in Yangon is trying to change that with delicious food and a more welcoming atmosphere.
Sasha Gora
3.27.15
Ásia
Ásia

Tea Leaf Salad Is a Greasy Equalizer in Myanmar

Lahpet thoke, a national dish of Myanmar, is nothing more than some pickled tea leaves tossed with tomato slivers, double-fried beans, sesame seeds, and a healthy glug of garlicky oil, but it's still enjoyed by everyone in this rapidly reforming...
BRADY NG
1.5.15