Parami Pizza is a new Italian restaurant from those busy bods at 57Below, who are frankly setting the standard in terms of sophisticated, non-pretentious dining in Yangon at the moment.
Their Italian inspired cocktails are well worth sampling. The Little Italy ($8) is one to go for – a spicy and well-balanced blend of gin, sweet vermouth, lime juice, homemade ginger syrup and ginger beer. It was just as good as it sounds. And we think it sounds very good indeed.
Food wise, executive chef Francesco Crispo has created a well-proportioned menu, which brings together everything that is great about Italian food. We couldn’t fault the crab cakes ($12) - crispy on the outside and packed full of moist, well-seasoned crab meat. When combined with the creamy tarragon zabaglione, we couldn’t help but stomp our feet (quietly) in appreciation. Sadly, the Mac ‘n’ Cheese ($5) was less impressive, with a crispy breadcrumb and Parmesan topping, giving way to rather bland and stodgy macaroni.
Of course, you want to know about the pizzas: they’re all hand-stretched to generous proportions, and then fire-baked for three minutes in a pizza oven that reaches 800C; the heat captures the natural aromas and flavour of the dough and produces a light, airy crust. We would recommend the Delicata ($14) – Parma ham, grilled zucchini, ricotta and tomato sauce. The quality of the ingredients shines through on dough so good no one was leaving their crusts. And that’s exactly how pizza should be.
No 10/C, corner of Malikha St. and Parami Rd, 7th Quarter, 9 Miles, Mayangone Township.
T: 01-667 449
Takeaway is available.