The Governor's Residence is idyllic, but if you're staying there and enjoying the included breakfast buffet, it's well worth exploring what else Yangon has to offer for lunch and dinner. If you're not staying here, however, pack a swimsuit and head over. Come for lunch and enjoy an afternoon swim, or take a dip and then stay for dinner. Eschew Mandalay's tempting Continental options and instead try an upscale take on traditional Burmese food, accompanied by locally
produced wine. Try the tongue-twisting ah-mel thar pha yone thee—beef and pumpkin curry with sesame cabbage and rice—and the spicy lephet thoke, a salad of pickled green tea leaves, butterbeans, peanuts, dry shrimp, and chili.
The Governor's Residence, 35 Taw Win Rd., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar