Food

Parami Pizza Adjusts Well to Downtown Hotspot

By Lwin Mar Htun 4 March 2020

The city’s popular Parami Pizza Downtown, famous for its authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, opened in January at the previous home of the Union Bar and Grill and the Port Autonomy.

This is its third location after previous operations in Parami Road and Sayar San Road. Parami Pizza also offers Italian salads, pasta, steak, desserts and bar snacks with a variety of drinks.

A few days ago, The Irrawaddy tried the weekend brunch menu, including one brunch dish with free-flowing drinks for 35,000 kyats (US$25) per person, which is available from 11am to 4pm.

Eggs benedict

We tried eggs benedict (11,000 kyats, $7.7), veggie breakfast pizza (12,000 kyats, $8.4), spicy meatball sub (10,000 kyats, $7) and penne a la vodka (10,000 kyats).

It was busy during lunchtime but the restaurant is spacious with comfortable seats. The kitchen staff were busy but they prepared the four dishes swiftly.

An American breakfast or brunch dish of eggs benedict came first, smelling great. Two hot-buttered English muffins are laden with prosciutto cotto and perfectly poached eggs topped with warm, creamy hollandaise sauce. A pesto and roasted cherry-tomato salad is served on the side.

Veggie breakfast pizza

The hollandaise sauce is superb, the poached eggs are perfect and the combination of tastes is incredible. The creaminess is offset by the tangy salad.

As a meat lover, I tried the spicy meatball sub, which is stuffed with Italian-style pork meatballs and dressed by a spicy arrabbiata sauce in freshly baked bread topped with grilled mozzarella. It came with a vegetable salad.

The meatballs were incredibly tender and tasty while the sharp sauce is balanced by the melted mozzarella. The bread is crispy and fresh and the salad fresh and crisp. The sauce is described as “spicy”, although this is not accurate by Yangon standards. It is, however, delicious.

The restaurant gets busy during lunchtime.

The penne a la vodka is a pasta dish served with a creamy, spicy tomato and vodka sauce with garlic bread. The rich and tasty pasta is thick and heavy but tastes great. Even though pasta is not always my favorite, I still loved it.

Finally, we tried the popular Fiorentina breakfast pizza, topped with spinach, wild mushrooms, mozzarella and an egg.

The thin-crust, wood-fired pizza is fresh, light and smoky with a crunch. It was the perfect lunch.

All the dishes were delicious and worth paying for what is on offer. There is a wide range of dishes and drinks, with the hot Americano standing out.

The bar offers cocktails and other specialist drinks at the Parami Pizza Downtown. / Htet Wai

Parami Pizza Downtown at No.42 Strand Road, Botahtaung Township, Yangon is open from 11am to 11pm Sunday to Wednesday, and 11am to 1am Thursday to Saturday.

There is a buy-one-get-one-free offer on any pizza every Tuesday between 11am to 11pm. Every Wednesday is an all-day happy “hour” for drinks from 11am to 11pm.

Parami Pizza Downtown is a perfect stop for pizza lovers with different promotions each day listed on the Facebook page.

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