Shan in Nyaungshwe

Taking obscure local cuisines upscale can be risky, but the self-professed ‘Shan nouvelle cuisine’ at this, Nyaungshwe’s swankiest and most ambitious restaurant, is worth investigating: try a slow-cooked curry. It's also reasonably priced, as are the numerous set menus, which offer a chance to sample Shan dishes you probably won't have encountered before. It's the only air-conditioned restaurant in town.

The downstairs lounge bar has a decent selection of wine and some single-malt whiskies.