Rangoon Tea House

Burmese in Yangon

This stylishly designed hipster teahouse is as popular with cashed-up locals as it is with travellers and expats. It serves traditional Burmese cuisine, locally inspired cocktails, and curries and biryanis. All the usual teahouse snacks are available – tea-leaf salads, samosas, paratha (Indian-style bread) and bao – but in bigger portions (hence the higher prices). And they're less oily than you'll get elsewhere.

The drinks are equally good, with the Mandalay rum sour especially potent. Cocktails start at K6500 but are half-price during the daily happy hour (4pm to 7pm). If you just want a cup of tea, you can get that too, although it will set you back K1500.


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