R and I are back to posting again! Since our last post over a year ago, many restaurants and cafes have opened in Yangon and it should keep us occupied for some time.
Next is the 9 inch Hawaiian Pizza (Ks 5,800) that we ordered to share. Do also note that you can order by slice. The pizza was served piping hot on top of a decorative wooden block. The pizza is closer to the Neapolitan style, as its base is slightly thicker, softer and chewier than the thin crust style which you will find at Sharky's and Union Bar. R liked it so much that he ate 5 of the 6 slices.
In this post, we would like to share with you a little known Italian restaurant at Myanigone. While it is in a fairly central and busy area, it is tucked in a little alley, hence not many know of its existence. There are only a handful of restaurants in Yangon that serve good quality pasta but they tend to be upscale establishments which can be slightly pricey. If you have a craving for pasta and want something more casual, Spaghetti Italian Kitchen is perfect for you. While its ambience can be much improved due to its poor lighting and decor, the food more than makes up for it and it is highly recommended by us. The owner used to manage a Italian restaurant in Singapore for many years and has recently moved by to Myanmar to open his own restaurant.
The restaurant offers mainly Italian cuisine such as pastas and pizzas but you will find other Western dishes such as steaks, buffalo wings and burgers.
We started with a Seafood Minestrone Soup (Ks 1,400). It is a hearty soup and it came with plenty to chew - vegetables, shrimp and squid. A good way to get both the stomach and mouth warmed up for what is to come.
|Seafood Minestrone Soup|
I had the Seafood Marinara (Ks 4,500) which had the spaghetti pasta sauteed together with prawns, mussels, squid and tomato sauce. Hence the flavors really permeate the spaghetti as opposed to what you get by just merely serving the sauce over the cooked pasta. Even with the additional step, the pasta was al dente. The sauce was delicious and had just the right amount of spice for me. Do request for it without the spices if you are not used to it.
R had the more interesting choice of Seafood Parmiginara (Ks 4,500). The agli olio spaghetti is served separate from the parmiginara which had sauteed seafood in spicy Neapolitan sauce topped generously with mozzarella cheese. The contrasts work together very well in this dish - the acidity and spiciness of the Neapolitan sauce against the saltiness of the cheese and garlic-ky agli olio, the chewiness of the mozzarella against the springy pasta.
We tried the Spaghetti Bolognese on our first visit and it was certainly very memorable. You can even taste the beef and vegetable stock which the fresh sauce was made from. It had the right amount of minced beef, tomatoes and herbs to make every mouthful juicy and flavorful.
Spaghetti Italian Kitchen is one of our favorite places for pasta in Yangon and we are sure you will agree with us after you try it. The food is very affordable, welcoming to the tastebuds, and has a non-pretentious and homemade taste. It is the taste of the basics being done right.
15A Yadanar Street,