Burmese in Nyaung U

A charming addition to the Nyaung U restaurant scene, Sanon has a classy but casual setting, with tropical plants surrounding an open-sided dining room. You'll find inventive Burmese small plates that are meant for sharing: river-prawn and catfish curry, pan-seared squid stuffed with pork, and crispy watercress and onion pakora. It has delicious juices, too (try the mint and pomelo freeze).

Head inside to check out the spotless kitchen (with high-end equipment imported from Australia). While the cooking isn't flawless, dining here supports a worthy cause: Sanon is a nonprofit training restaurant that was created to give new opportunities to Myanmar youth.