Places to eat in Yangon

I can’t wait to be back in Myanmar, and this time it will be to stay! I shall write about my favourite places to eat and hope they haven’t been too badly affected by the quarantine imposed due to the pandemic.

  1. Rangoon Tea House
    A little overpriced for food in Yangon but still cheaper than Singapore. I love their steamed pork belly buns (kong bak pau)!! Perfect ratio of meat to fats. It is heavenly. Actually I’ve tried most of their dishes and have no complaints. It’s the best place to start if you want to try local cuisine without the fear of food poisoning that comes with streetside food haha. The traditional tea that they serve according your sweetness level is pretty interesting and they do it well.
  2. White Swan Bakery
    Lovely restaurant in a beautiful white mansion with affordable prices. I always eat upstairs (indoors because aircon) by the window that overlooks their estate and Inya Lake. We were actually considering hosting our wedding here, but as beautiful as their landscaping is, it wasn’t big or open enough for us. They do western food well enough here, and service is always impeccable.
  3. Locale
    Yummy healthy food and freshly squeezed fruit juices without syrup (burmese like to add syrup even though they claim it’s just freshly squeezed juice). It’s located at Central and next door there’s this super good ice cream that tastes exactly like hokkaido ice cream that I can eat almost every night because it’s that good and I’m a glutton.
  4. 999 Shan Noodles House
    This is located near Bogyoke Aung San Market, the most popular street market in Yangon. Shan noodles is one of my favourite burmese dish. You can have it both dry or with soup, and it’s so flavourful. Add chilli and you have the perfect dish.
  5. Nara Thai
    Their food is decent though a little pricey. Their soft shell crab in yellow curry is to die for. And their desserts! I have tried them all and each time, my mind is blown. Can’t wait to visit this place again!

Road Tripping in Scotland and the UK

The loss of my honeymoon plans and our intended 2 week road trip in the States this year has me reminiscing about my past travels with Bill.

Slightly more than two years ago, we took three weeks off work and decided to explore Scotland and the UK. We went during winter because that’s Bill’s favourite season. I was surprised most of our days there were pretty sunny! Usually the weather can be overcast, windy and rainy, but it held up when we were there so #trulyblessed.

Our most memorable drive was when we drove up to Inverness. We stopped so many times along the way just to admire the scenery. Our 3 hour drive became close to 4 hours but we had so much talking and laughing like the best friends we are.

Apart from the glorious scenery, we found the most amazing airbnb in Edinburgh. It was cosy and spacious, clean and tidy, and our host Linda was the most lovely lady ever. We enjoyed ourselves immensely exploring Scotland with her place to call home. Those were really one of the best days of my life.

Every time I read the news and see how the pandemic is affecting the UK, my heart feels so heavy. I pray this will all be over soon. Stay safe everyone!