Shan Yoe Yar

The Yoe Yar in Shan Yoe Yar means traditional, so top marks for kitting everyone out in Shan customary dress. We should point out that the traditional Myanmar music playing in the background did not help to reinforce its stamp of authenticity, but the food on the other hand did. Now we suppose you also want to know if it tasted any good? 

The Shan Style Tomato Dip with Vegetables (2000Ks) was mouth warmingly good. The cubes of homemade fried Tofu (2000Ks) when doused in a sweet and tangy dipping sauce of tamarind, sugar cane, garlic, roasted chill paste and coriander were dangerously moreish and the bowl of Shan noodles (2000Ks) were some of the best we have had. Next up was the chef’s recommendation - the steamed belly of pork with pickled mustard green (6500Ks). Shan Yoe Yar know a thing or two about what makes a good belly of pork (firm, baby smooth skin with a light pink complexion apparently). All Shan Yoe Yar’s pigs get a belly rub. The result of such meticulous undertakings is remarkable – stripes of melt in the mouth pork conceal a mound of pickled mustard greens and a bit more pork, all dressed in oyster sauce and light soya sauce. Delightful. We think Shan Yoe Yar is the premier Shan restaurant in Yangon.

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