Yangon

LGBTQ

What It's Like to Be Illegally Gay in Myanmar

“My father was always trying to make an enemy out of me... He hated me for being gay."
Libby Hogan
4.3.19
Restaurants

The Best Food in Yangon Is Cooked by Street Kids

An initiative in the Burmese capital trains street children and marginalized youth to become confident chefs.
Didem Tali
11.15.17
Myanmar

How Two Sisters Use Food to Celebrate Myanmar’s Most Misunderstood Minority

The semi-autonomous Wa State, located on Myanmar’s eastern border with China, is often dismissed as a haven for drug trafficking. But Yangon’s Root Kitchen & Bar wants to give visitors a taste of true Wa culture.
Diana Hubbell
7.5.17
Myanmar

Meet the Team Revolutionizing Yangon's Culinary Scene

The minds behind Pun + Projects emphasize quality ingredients and attempt to keep pace with global restaurant trends. Oh, and don't ask them to pay bribes.
Diana Hubbell
3.22.17
Myanmar

Meet the Ex-Nightclub Owner Who Went from Cleaning Floors at Wendy’s to Curing His Own Prosciutto in Yangon

When Sharky's founder Ye Htut Win couldn’t find the ingredients he wanted, he decided to become a farmer, a baker, a cheesemaker, and a butcher.
Diana Hubbell
3.20.17
Features

What Opening Up an Isolationist Nation to the Global Economy Does to Traffic

Public transit is neglected and cars are piling up in the roads. Can Myanmar get the problem under control?
Catherine Trautwein
6.14.16
Myanmar

Inside Burma’s First Kentucky Fried Chicken

Before decades of isolation and sanctions, Burma had no predilection for—let alone access to—Western fast food. Today, however, foreign brands like KFC are sweeping the market.
Sabrina Toppa
3.29.16
VICE News

Myanmar’s 'Very Silly' Constitution Blocks Nobel Peace Prize Winner From Presidency

A legacy of military rule means Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president after the country's first free election in 25 years, even if her party wins a landslide.
Reuters and VICE News
11.8.15
asia & pacific

Hundreds of Thousands of Citizens Won’t Be Allowed to Vote in Myanmar’s Historic Election

The Southeast Asian country will hold its first free election in 25 years on Sunday — but many citizens will be barred from voting.
Adam Ramsey
11.7.15
Stuff

Meet the Burmese Punks Feeding Their Country's Homeless

Every Monday night, a group of black-clad, silver-studded punks meet under an overpass in downtown Yangon to distribute food to people living on the streets.
Paul Gregoire
7.13.15
Myanmar

Yangon’s ‘Pork on Stick’ Is More Than Just Pork on a Stick

Wet Thar Dote Htoe, literally translated as “pork on stick” is engrained in Myanmar street food culture, thanks to the entrepreneurial skills (and high quality offal) of one family.
Adam Ramsey
4.27.15
Myanmar

Taking the Machismo and MSG Out of Myanmar's Tea Shops

Tiny cups of sweet tea, MSG-laced dishes, and underaged waiters are the backbone of traditional Burmese tea shops, but Rangoon Tea House in Yangon is trying to change that with delicious food and a more welcoming atmosphere.
Sasha Gora
3.27.15
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