reviews & awards

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

Read the review from time out magazine


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.

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Lonely Planet

“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:

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

− Lynette

"Delighted to find recipes my mum cooked for us as children. Fifty years on since leaving Burma, I can hopefully reproduce some culinary delights."

− Donald

"I’ve browsed through your recipes and appreciate how you’ve presented the recipes that are uniquely Burmese. Thanks for not catering to the foreigner’s taste."

− Kyaw

"I’ve tried a couple of your recipes and they are the first to taste like my Grandma’s & Great Nana’s cooking. Thanks for letting me remember them again through the taste of your food."

− Rob

Featured recipes / View all recipes

lime curd

lime curd

| Food & Travel | No Comments

This week a generous friend gave us bags full of limes from her garden. They are extremely juicy, tart, yellow limes that have ripen in the Sydney winter sun and…

golden semolina pudding

golden semolina pudding | shwegyi sanwei makin

| Recipes, Sweet Snacks | 13 Comments

I think this is a great way to eat semolina, rich and moist in the middle and crunchy on top. It always goes down well at the end of a meal with a splash of cream.

traditional fish noodle soup mohingar

traditional fish noodle soup | mohingar

| Noodles, Recipes | 36 Comments

When it comes to comfort food, mohingar is top of my list. It brings back fond memories of early morning visits to Shwedagon Pagoda which started with breakfast at a mohingar stall nearby.

hand mixed salad

hand-mixed noodle salad | let thote sone

| Noodles, Recipes, Vegetables & Salads | 27 Comments

This is a unique dish and as the name suggests you mix the salad with your hands. The fun of eating this salad is making it yourself. I like mine with a good squeeze of lime.