Just around the corner from the Governor's Residence and some of the embassies is this bustling Burmese restaurant with a sizeable buffet. There's not much English spoken, but the drill is a simple one: stand by the buffet, point to what you want, and they'll bring it out for you. Everything is served with heaps of white rice and a plate of mixed greens that changes depending on what's available but will include something like baby eggplants, bitter greens, and bean sprouts.
Stand-out dishes include giant curried prawns and the ubiquitous and delicious tea-leaf salad (ask for garlic and chilis or this one will feel a bit tame). It's always crowded here, the tables packed with a mix of tourists, local Burmese, and embassy staff.
124 Pyi Htaung Su Yeikthar St. near Padonmar St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar