THE DINING BOOM, Yangon, Myanmar

Canny investment decisions and a market hungry for choice are the key ingredients of a boom that’s transformed the bar and restaurant scene in Yangon in just a few years.

Nico Elliott, in Parami Restaurant, 19_1 photo by Maro Verli

Nico Elliott, in Parami Restaurant, 19_1 photo by Maro Verli

The mini boom in smart restaurants and bars in Yangon since the change of government might have made the social lives of expatriates and wealthy Myanmar more confusing but it’s a confusion of choices that many enjoy celebrating. If you have the money there are many upmarket dining options with “hipster” ambience, catering mainly to expats in their 30s and 40s drawn to one of the world’s last frontier economies.

Yangon has more than 100 Japanese restaurants, a generous serve of Italian and pizza joints, an abundance of Mexican eateries, generous helpings of British pub fare and at least one restaurant each serving German and Russian dishes.

But how easy is it to open a restaurant in the commercial capital and how many of them are financially successful?

Read more in www.frontiermyanmar.net

By PETER JANSSEN | FRONTIER

Photos MARO VERLI

 

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