First ever Pinoy restaurant in Myanmar acquaints Burmese people to Adobo
A pioneering Filipino restaurant in Myanmar hopes to capitalize from the young food market by introducing Pinoy favorites such as adobo and lechon to the Burmese people.
With only 1,500 Filipinos working in Myanmar, the owners of My Adobo Plus, the first-ever Filipino restaurant in Myanmar, said that capturing the taste buds of the Burmese people would be key to the restaurants success in the Asian nation.
One of its owners, Ramon Fernando, said that foreigners, as well as Burmese people who have tried their food, can easily identify its Filipino origin. Thus, the name My Adobo Plus.
Launched only last year, the restaurant continues to struggle particularly in sourcing the raw materials needed to cook complicated Pinoy dishes such as kare-kare, the owner said.
Lack of Filipino employees, who know how to cook Filipino food, was aslo a problem for the business. At present, there are only five Pinays working in the restaurant.
But Fernando is optimistic that business will soon take off, citing recent bulk orders received from various corporations and businesses in Yangon.
My Adobo Plus, which is located at Bo Yar Nyunt Street, Yaw Man Gyi Qtr, Dagon Tsp, Yangon is open daily from 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9pm