Seit Taing Kya Tea Shop

No. 44 Ma Po St.
Myenigone, Sanchaung Township, Yangon
(+95) 1 535 564

Bourdain had: tea, mohinga (fish-based soup with rice noodles), bean-jam pastries, fresh tandoori bread.

Breakfast date: U Thiha Saw, executive director of the Myanmar Journalism Institute, veteran journalist, and former editorial director at the Myanmar Times.

Feel Myanmar Food

124 Pyihtaungsu St.,
(+95) 9 511 6872  

Bourdain ate: pig’s-head salad with Kaffir lime leaf, long-bean salad with sesame and fish sauce, pennywort-leaf salad, a salad of Indian-style samosa.

Lunch date: Ma Thanegi, author of books including Ginger Salad and Water Wafers, local writer, and authority on Burmese cuisine.

Min Lan Seafood Restaurant

16 Parami Road,
Mayangone Township, Yangon
(+95) 9 253 042456

Bourdain ate: prawn curry, rice, beer.

Taung Htate Pan Paint Restaurant (Wharf Bar)

Corner of Aung Yadanat Street and Hledan Street,

Bourdain had: chicken necks and cold beer.

Lunch date: Philippe Lajaunie, restaurateur, former owner of Brasserie Les Halles in New York, and longtime friend of Bourdain.

Morning Star Tea House

Saya San Road,

Bourdain had: tea-leaf salad.

Lunch date: San Zarni Bo, renowned astrologer and three-time convict.

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Kaung Myat Restaurant

110 19th St.,
Latha Township, Yangon
(+95) 1 251 590

Bourdain ate: assorted barbecue, including grilled tofu and pork tail.

Dinner dates: Burmese rock band Side Effect.


Taunghi Village of the Nyaung Oo Township,
Old Bagan
(+95) 9 968 172009

Bourdain ate: chicken curry, slow-simmered soup made from roselle leaves, assorted relishes.