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Yanant Thit Burmese Chinese Restaurant @ Little Myanmar Peninsula Plaza

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Starting my hunt for Myanmese food in Singapore today. The first step of my Myanmese journey 😄

Restaurant name: Yanant Thit Restaurant


Address: #B1-07C, 111 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179098 (shop inside Peninsula Plaza)


Nearest MRT: 5 minute walk from City Hall station


Tel: 6837 2575


Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm



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There are about ten Myanmese food stalls and restaurants at the basement of Peninsula Plaza. I am going to work through all of them starting with Yanant Thit Myanmar Chinese Food.

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Yanant Thit is an economic rice / chup chai png / cai fun type of set up. It's a good place for me to start my Burmese food in Singapore explorations (as I was here alone today).

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This is just a partial selection of over a dozen dishes in the display.


I speak no Myanmese and the staff spoke no English or Chinese. So, ordering had to be done the international finger pointing "👉 zhe ge 👉 na ge" way. (Actually, I feel more assured of authenticity when the staff spoke only Myanmese and no Chinese or English 😬 ) 

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These were the dishes I got - all these for S$9.50. Let's run through the dishes clockwise from the left.

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I enjoyed this lightly stir fried vegetable dish. The greens were crunchy, juicy and had a slight grassy taste. This was overlaid by a nutty subtly tangy sweet sauce. The dominant flavour was nutty.

The accompanying, complimentary soup was tangy savoury. It was appetising, and I liked it when splashed over rice as it complemented the grains' sweetness.

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I chose this fried catfish because I am a catfish lover. But, this wasn't what I expected. At first, I tried to pull the flesh from the bones but soon realised that they were deep fried until everything fused together into one solid piece 😬 So, I chewed the whole piece of stiff fried fish which was leathery outside and inside it was dry, almost like a floss. The spine and head were stiff but chewable (not crisp). The smaller bones were hardly noticeable. It tasted savoury with a bit of spiciness from the fried chili which the deep fried catfish was stir fried in. I enjoyed this.

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I pointed at this because I was attracted to its fiery red colour. It was yellow peas (split peas) and cubes of beef in spices. I like the savoury sweet soft peas. The beef cubes were, however, chewy stiff and didn't have much flavour on their own. The spices were very mild despite its intimidating look.

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See! Everything gone! Not even the fish bones and head 😬 I find this first foray into Burmese food in Singapore interesting and will continue my exploration. Please tell me where else I should go for the taste of Myanmar in Singapore. Where can I get excellent mohinga, Myanmar's national dish? I will be most grateful 🙏
  


Written by Tony Boey on 9 Jun 2022


3 comments:

  1. Shwe Kant Kaw at Clementi 325 and Little Myanmar at Clementi 328 serve very good mohinga

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    1. Thank you very much. I shall visit them :-)

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    2. Thank you very much. From Tony

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