Top choice Burmese

in Nyaung U

Enjoy delicious and exciting dishes surrounded by tropical plants in the open-sided dining room of this memorably good restaurant. 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) and impressive desserts.

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.