The Pan Thankin Teahouse
The teahouses of Myanmar are the social centres of Burmese cities. The rough, open air cafés provides the traveller with an experience that complements the Shwedagon Paya in Yangon, the temples of Bagan and drifting around Inle Lake. The cheeky young serving boys add to the charm.
The Lucky Seven Teahouse (454 Mahabandoola Rd, Padedan) in Yangon, offers a relative upmarket ambience, its streetside tables fringed with greenery and fronting an ornamental pool. My favourite is the Pan Thankhin in Mandalay. The food is good, the owner welcoming and the feel is of everyday Myanmar life.