hsa*ba - Burmese cookbook

by Tin Cho Chaw

hsa*ba - Burmese cookbook

by Tin Cho Chaw

hsa*ba - Burmese cookbook

by Tin Cho Chaw

hsa*ba - Burmese cookbook

by Tin Cho Chaw

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Yellow split pea fritter salad

A quick lunch of left-over Baya Kyaw (Yellow split pea fritters) broken into pieces and tossed with sliced tomato, toasted pieces of flat bread and wild rocket. Dressing is simply…

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burmese food at feel myanmar restaurant

“If you want Burmese food then I’ll take you to Feel Myanmar restaurant,” Myint Han, my cousin say to us. We squeeze into a taxi and head north passing Bogyoke…

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Tomato Salad

tomato salad with lime dressing

Warm evenings, chilled wine, eating outdoors; this colourful and aromatic tomato salad becomes a regular feature at our summer barbecues when the tomatoes are at their best. It takes little…

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orange lime marmalade

orange and lime marmalade

Citrus season is in full swing. This week in our fruit and veg box, there are numerous oranges the size of a grapefruit. They are very sweet, super juicy and…

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Reviews & Awards


TimeOut Magazine

"Seldom does a book arriving with so little fanfare make such a splash in the kitchen….This book deserves to get widespread international recognition."

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Lonely Planet

Food memories: a taste of home

In the latest edition of lonely planet guide to myanmar, Cho writes about her visit to Burma with her husband and their memorable meal of hand-mixed noodle salad. Read the full article

Hello Magazine


"The book is beautifully designed. It’s a rich, engaging tome that opens up the under-explored cuisine of this little-known country."

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World Cookbook Awards

We are over the moon to have won 3 awards in categories: Best Recipes Book, Best Asian Cuisine Book and Best First Cookbook (Burma/Myanmar, 2009)


What our customers say…

Lynette M

Thank you for such an amazing book! The pictures are a delight and I can smell the aroma of the recipes!

There is a lovely South Indian restaurant I go to (almost everyday) near my office. On the day I took one copy to the chef (we talk a lot about Burmese cooking), he introduced me to two young Burmese boys he had just hired. They are refugees from Thailand. They are helping him read the titles in Burmese. I had seen the boys before and looked so scared and sad. Now when I walk in they smile huge sunshine smiles and greet me “Daw Gyi! Hsa*ba!” A deep bow of gratitude for the healing your book has brought to them.


Ma Tin Cho Chaw… I salute you for an excellent job you have done in coming up with hsa*ba Burmese cook book. This is the best and greatest Burmese cook book I have ever seen…. I am impressssed. Most of the food there takes me back in time to Rangoon where I was growing up… Drooooooling…