So we’d read the Trip Advisor reviews and sought advice from expats living in Yangon and, all leads steered us to the Sunday Brunch at Traders Café for a fun weekend dining and wining experience.
|Asian Inspired Dishes|
An exhibition of international dishes unfurled across the room with Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Western cuisine making strong appearances. Chefs crewed the counters whipping up meals on the spot and customizing them to individual preferences, guaranteeing freshness and allowing personal choice. With too many dishes to talk about, below I list our personal highlights:
|Grilled Lobster - worth waiting for|
Grilled items were whisked off the buffet at the speed of lightning but too briskly topped up. Obvious care was taken to ensure maximum succulence. As the chef encouraged me to wait a few minutes for a mouthwatering crustacean he told me that it’s best cooked a la minute. If too many are cooked in advance he says they “lose their joy.” So I waited for the joy, and found he was right. A couple of minutes delay was awarded by luscious plump flesh with a subtle smoky infusion from the barbecue.
The Indian section too was something special. Hot naan straight out of the tandoor and, butter chicken, both merited second servings.
From the dessert buffet, hubby lapped up multiple servings of the bread and butter pudding, crème brûlée and numerous cheesy and mousse-y concoctions. House made ice cream and the crepe station got repeat visitors and I was happy with a spread of fresh fruit and European cheeses.
The Sunday Brunch is excellent value! $31 nett gets you: a wonderful spread of international dishes, many made on the spot; and a free flow of soft drinks; juices; red, white and sparkling wine; draught beer and a selection of tea and coffee including a variety of espresso based drinks such as café latte, cappuccino and long black.
Reason to visit: One of the only hotel buffet brunches in the city, an excellent feast especially when you’ve been traveling and need a good dose of Western cuisine, free flow beer and wine, good value, an easy spot to meet other foreigners
Traders Hotel, Yangon
223 Sule Pagoda Road
GPO Box 888
+95 1 242 828
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