Lunch @ Escape Gastro Bar

At Escape Gastro Bar, you are encouraged to share. Cocktails come in bottles and pitchers; you can even order a keg! Of course, there is a large selection of regular sized creations - It was a joy to drink a decent Mojito (a rarity in Yangon), and the Lime Quay comes highly recommended.

Food wise. There are two globally inspired menus, so plenty to choose from. The sharing theme continues with the enticing and experimental tapas menu (5,000 Kyats per dish). Try the la phat thote sushi rolls for an interesting twist on the Japanese staple, and definitely go for the shrimp rolls - We could eat buckets of them, and luckily for us that’s exactly what they came in. The pan-fried scallops with mash and chili sauce were a triumph and Kumar’s roti prata with chicken curry was so good it made sharing a bit of a pain.

Larger plates are plentiful in the main menu. Our pick was the spicy glass noodle salad with squid and prawns (5,500 kyats). Every bite was a sumptuous taste-explosion of Thai flavours. The citrus dressing never overpowered the freshness of the seafood, but rather brought out all of its natural succulence. We couldn’t ask for much more, well...maybe a few more prawns, but hey, we’re over it.

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