Plenty of Food Delivery Options for Yangon Residents Practicing Home Quarantine

By Lwin Mar Htun 1 April 2020

Schools, cinemas and some work places were ordered closed indefinitely last week due to the coronavirus outbreak. The regulation has left the city quiet as people opt not to go out and start to observe social distancing and self-quarantining.

Self-isolation at home is advisable to keep yourself and your family safe, and to help limit the spread of the virus, but eating at home can get boring after a while. With members of the public ordered to avoid gathering in large numbers and to keep at last six feet apart, ordering food via a local delivery service might be a helpful option at this time.

A number of restaurants, bars and tea shops have stopped allowing customers to dine in but continue to accept take-away orders and have teamed up with local food delivery services like foodpanda, food2u, Yangon Door2Door, Grab Food and so on.

The Irrawaddy lists some of the restaurants offering delivery services below.

A woman receives an order from a food-delivery service employee. / Myo Min Soe

Parami Pizza

The city’s popular Parami Pizza, which is famous for its authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, started providing direct delivery to homes and offices a few days ago. Parami Pizza delivers Italian salads, pasta, steak, desserts and bar snacks with a variety of drinks, direct to your home.

Just call your nearest Parami Pizza location and arrange to collect your order in person or have it delivered. Fees vary according to your location.

Parami Pizza is also offering a buy one, get one free promotion on all pizzas ordered via Yangon Door2Door between March 17 and April 9. The promotion is only available via Yangon Door2Door.

Rangoon Tea House

Rangoon Tea House (RTH) has suspended dine-in services, but customers can still place orders via delivery channels including GrabFood, Foodpanda, food2u and Yangon Door2Door. It also has its own RTH express service for delivery to customers’ homes, but only on orders over 20,000 kyats (about US$14.50). All you have to do is to leave your order, address and contact number in their Facebook page chat box.

The Manhattan Fish Market Myanmar

The Manhattan Fish Market’s two locations have started offering delivery services via local delivery channels and also have a special program called Call and Collect. Guest can order selected dishes from the restaurants’ wide menus; the food will be prepared within 20 minutes. Then, you can collect your order at the restaurants and get a 25-percent discount on all orders. The Manhattan Fish Market has two locations—Myanmar Plaza and Kan Nar Road.

Spicy Hot Pot

Spicy Hot Pot, located on Sayar San Road, has also started offering delivery services. The dine-in option is available but social distancing rules are enforced. They offer hot pot set menus including pork, chicken and seafood at various prices. Orders are accepted at 0977 8711 711 or via their Facebook page. Send your name, phone number, address and choice of hot pot soup and set meal. Delivery costs between 1,500 and 5,000 kyats and is available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Mr. Jerry Thai BBQ

Mr. Jerry Thai BBQ is famous for its perfect blend of grilled meat and cheese. The restaurant also offers delivery to your home with set menus and is still open for dine-in also. A one-person set costs just 5,000 kyats. Another four-person package is available for 13,200 kyats per head, including grill pan and gas. Delivery charge depends on location; order at 0940 4050 341. The restaurant is located on Waizayantar Road.

Please remember that while some food delivery services’ staff are wearing the appropriate gloves and masks and using hand-sanitizer, others are not. So, while staying home and avoiding unnecessary trips outdoors is advisable, use caution because delivery staff interact with many people. When accepting your order, please make sure to clean your hands before and afterwards. So, stay safe at home and enjoy your food!

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