Special thanks to my Myanmar colleague Su’s cousin, who chauffeured us around all day and my Myanmar colleague Su who acted as my local guide and translator. My Myanmar trip would not have been so smooth without their help.
Today was my first official day in Yangon. I had a good rest at HOOD Hostel the night before and I am ready to explore Yangon.
After visiting Shwedagon Pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San Market, it was time for lunch.
Su and her brother wanted to let me try traditional Burmese curry and rice, so they brought me to Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee Myanmar Restaurant.
Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee Myanmar Restaurant is liked by both locals and tourists, as evidenced by the fully-packed restaurant during lunch and dinner.
The menu is listed on these two boards on the wall. There was supposed to be an English menu somewhere, but I didn’t see it. I took the liberty of translating the menus to English with the help of my Myanmar colleagues. I hope that helps.
If all else fails, you can simply go to the food display at the back of the restaurant and point to whatever looks good.
Every Myanmar meal comes with a plate of rice, a bowl of Burmese sour soup (chin yay hin or ခ်ဥ္ရည္ဟင္း) and ngapi ye (a pungent dip served with parboiled veggies and fresh herbs).
It was a full and satisfying meal, yet we only paid K19005 which roughly equates to S$19. S$19 for 3 person is around S$8 for one, that is really quite cheap.
If you want to try traditional Burmese curry and rice, Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee Myanmar Restaurant is the best place. Recommended by locals, loved by both locals and tourists.
Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee Myanmar Restaurant
Address: 175-177 29th Street, Pabedan Township, Yangon
Telephone: +95 1253695
Opening Hours: Daily 8am – 9pm”