Top Choice Burmese in Hpa-an

San Ma Tau Myanmar Restaurant

This local institution is one of our favourite Burmese restaurants anywhere in the country. The friendly and popular place serves a vast selection of rich curries, hearty soups and tart salads, all accompanied by pl…
Top Choice Burmese in Kalaw

Thu Maung Restaurant

Newly relocated to a bright green building just past the post office, Thu Maung is one of our fave Burmese curry restaurants in this part of the country, serving up rich, meaty chicken, pork, mutton and fish curries…
Top Choice Burmese in Loikaw

Shwe Let Yar

A couple of miles west of the 'centre' of Loikaw, Shwe Let Yar is considered to be Loikaw's best curry restaurant; check out the photos of visiting Myanmar celebs. Ask for the curry of the day and don't be afraid to…
Top Choice Burmese in Sittwe


Located on a small street directly behind the museum, this popular, friendly place does Burmese-style set meals with an emphasis on Rakhine-style spice and tartness. You could work from the English-language menu, bu…
Top Choice Burmese in Mawlamyine

Daw Yee

Humble Daw Yee does some of the best Burmese food we've come across. Great selection of curries, including an insanely fatty prawn curry. Make sure to order one of the vegetable side dishes (K500) that change daily.…
Top Choice Burmese in Myeik

Shwe Mon

This Bamar restaurant serves what is one of the richest, tastiest chicken curries we've come across yet, as well as a yummy prawn curry. Be sure to order one of the vegetable side dishes that change daily.
Top Choice Burmese in Kyaingtong

My Cup

Something of a hotspot for young locals, who pack out the outside terrace (inside has air-con) by Nyaung Toung Lake every night. They do their own take on Western food, but the Burmese and Shan salads, curries and s…
Top Choice Cafe in Kyaingtong

Cafe Twenty One

Pleasant, friendly, chilled-out cafe with a small garden area out back. The big menu mixes Burmese, Chinese and Western dishes and they do reasonable dim sum (K800 per serving), but it's equally good for a coffee or…
Burmese Muslim in Mawlamyine

Mi Cho Restaurant

This busy hole-in-the-wall place serves excellent Muslim-style Burmese cuisine, in particular, a rich biryani and a delicious dhal soup. Look for the tiny green English-language sign and get here early: the biryani …
Chinese in Mawlamyine

Mya Thanlwin Restaurant

Standard Burmese-influenced Chinese dishes are available here, but it's as much a place to drink as it is to eat and the riverside setting and draught beer draw in the locals each night.