Hpa-an Lodge is a welcome addition to the somewhat limited dining options in the Kayin State capital. There are a number of tea shops and some excellent Thai restaurants on the main road leading to the centre of Hpa-an, but there were just about zero options for upscale restaurants until the Lodge opened last year.
A new take on some old Myanmar favourites
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It is worth visiting the newly-opened Rangoon Teahouse just to learn the name of your favourite type of Myanmar tea.
The first thing you will notice at Primo are the layered teak planks suspended from the ceiling to imitate a ship’s hull. The next feature that will catch your eye at the restaurant in The Lake Garden hotel at Nay Pyi Taw is the open kitchen, a rarity in a restaurant in Myanmar.
It can depend where you hail from but “gastro” is usually tagged to describe a venue that serves high quality ingredients put together with creative flair in a relaxed setting.
Yangon's food scene is abuzz over Port Autonomy, Ivan Pun's latest project on Lanthit Jetty. The Brooklyn-hipster inspired restaurant does away with modernity's sharp-edged, clean-lined glass and wood décor, opting instead for a grittier, more rustic vibe of graffiti on metal that seems more honest and low key.