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12 Days in Myanmar

The Perfect Myanmar Itinerary

Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lakes and Strand Cruise!

3 Days in Yangon

Restaurants: Le Planteur or Seeds Restaurant & Lounge?

Before our trip to Yangon, I spent some time searching for the best restaurant for my wedding anniversary trip. Le Planteur and Seeds Restaurant & Lounge look equally appealing in the pictures. Both have garden seatings with a lake-view. So which one should I choose?

Le Planteur

We went to Le Planteur on Dec 20, 2018. It is located near the Sedona Hotel.  We were greeted by gracious staff at the door. Once we walked inside the restaurant, there are outdoor seating facing the lake. In fact, it actually has a terrace and the landscape was carefully maintained. From the outside looking back, the two-story French-style restaurant has a balcony, and the interior is beautifully decorated. The venue is suitable for event function. The French food was good, but not impressive. The staff presented us a chocolate cake and sang us a happy wedding anniversary song. Overall, good hospitality and ambiance. 


Starter Homemade duck rillette with espelette and baguette toast

Main course: Hallibut "A la Plancha" with burnt broccolis OR

Slow cooked caramelised pork rib with crispy potato

Dessert: Cafe gourmand, i.e. Espresso coffee and sweet pastries

Cost: US$18 each

Seeds Restaurant and Lounge

We went to Seeds Restaurant and Lounge on Dec 21, 2018. Similar to Le Planteur, the SEEDS also provices indoor and outdoor seating with s spectacular lake view. This time, we chose the indoor seating near the full size glass windows facing the lake. The interior is modern and stylish. The staff was gracious and quickly brought us to our table which had already decorated with rose petals. The food was carefully presented and the flavors were well balanced. Later the owner and chef came and greeted us. The highlight of our lunch: when the staff brought our wedding anniversary cake, the entire staff sang us a love song with an acoustic guitar. Very touching moment. Seeds definitely brings service to another level. After lunch, we walked outside. Apart from usual garden seating and wine bar, there was a huge bird nest on the tree. One may walk up the spiral stairs and enjoy a meal in the bird nest.   

So, one day in Yangon, Le Planteur or Seeds Restaurant & Lounge? I would choose Seeds for lunch because of the view, the food and the service. 

Kipling’s Restaurant at Savoy Hotel

We luckily had the best table in the terrace of the restaurant overlooking the swimming pool with some paper lanterns decoration. We ordered yellowtail king fish tartar sashimi, which sprinkled with a dash of lime juice, decorated with Miso Creme, and served with green asparagus and rice crisp, as well as the Shwe Taung Khauk Swe, which was a soup with Golden Mountain noodles with shredded chicken mixed with coconut milk, quail eggs, and shallot, as the starters. We order the stir-fried tiger prawns in green curry paste with tomato, eggplant, shallot, garlic and coriander, as well as the Burmese lamb curry with potato, tomato, carrot, turmeric, cumin, and shallot for the main courses. The food was fresh and delicious, and the staff was friendly and attentive.

Due to its geographic location, Burmese cuisine has been influenced by Thai, Chinese, and Indian. It's the cooking melting pot. 

Things to do in Yangon

Shwegagon Pagoda

Shwegagon Pagoda is a must-visit pagoda in Yangon. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar. 

Tips: Don't forget to take off your shoes and socks when you visit a pagoda. Bring a plastic bag to store and carry your footwear so that you can easily take pictures inside.