Spice Up Your Evening With a Taste of Rakhine Cuisine

By Lwin Mar Htun 2 March 2018

Sule Shangri-La Yangon has re-launched and revamped its famous “Mad for Seafood” buffet, this time tempting diners with the spicy charms of Rakhine cuisine.

The buffet at the hotel’s Café Sule features an array of soups, salads, fried dishes and curries, and is available from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday nights.

In Myanmar, Rakhine is famous for its spicy-sour flavors, achieved through the use of ingredients such as coriander, lemongrass, chilies and lemon juice.

The curries tend to be fresher in flavor and less oily and salty than other regional varieties. Most of the dishes involve seafood including prawns, crab, octopus, jellyfish, squid, cuttlefish, clams and lobster. These are served in a variety of ways including grilled, fried, steamed and boiled; all are available at the buffet.

The buffet includes a variety of fried dishes.

What I like most about this buffet is that I can stand there and have my dish cooked exactly as I want it, as it doesn’t take long to do; I also love putting together a fresh seafood salad.

And the hotel hasn’t forgotten that other famous Rakhine item: Moh Ti, a rice noodle dish which can be enjoyed as either a soup or a salad. As a soup it’s served with a sour and spicy broth with fish slices. As a dry salad, the same ingredients are mixed with white-rice vermicelli into a colorful combination adorned with green chili paste, which lends it a greenish hue.

The buffet includes a Rakhine Moh Ti corner.

Other worthy Rakhine-style offerings include Ngar Ni Tuu Thoke (dried small fish salad), Gone Thauk Sann (hot and sour mussel stew) and Pinlalsar Mar Lar Shan Kaw (stir-fried spicy seafood and vegetables).

A variety of Rakhine-style dishes are served.

Rakhine cuisine is generally spicy, so ask the chef to go easy on you if you don’t like it too hot!

The buffet also serves up Mongolian-style seafood. These dishes are also spicy; the grilled lobster had an awesome flavor — fresh and sweet at the same time.

Local street food is also represented here in the form of Wat Thar Doke Htoe (pork sticks), and these were yummy.

Other international favorites are also available at the buffet, including sushi, grilled beef, dim-sum and many others.


Boiled king crab, prawns and mussels are served at the ‘Mad for Seafood’ buffet.

The Rakhine-style “Mad for Seafood” night is offered on Saturday nights and the traditional international version is presented on Thursday nights, both priced at US$36 net per person.
If you’re a seafood lover and you want to enjoy both traditional and international dishes in one place, look no further than the “Mad for Seafood” buffet.

For reservations and further information, call (95 1) 242 828 extension 6421 or 6422 or send an email to [email protected]