The Babett Restaurant on the ground floor of the Hotel G on Alan Pya Pagoda road is the ideal place to go if you want to sample some of the tastiest Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine in Yangon. Itâ€™s the perfect place to hang out with friends over drinks and Spanish tapas or impress a hot date any day of the week.
The dÃ©cor and atmosphere is tasteful and mellow, dim lights add a touch of elegance and the music enhances the overall environment. The marinated meats are showcased in a glass freezer thatâ€™s in the restaurant and the presentation of different meats is enough to make Yangonite food freaks salivate.
The bar offers various kinds of delectable yet potent cocktails, liquor, and wine is in the middle of the restaurant. The prices of Babettâ€™s famous wines are quite reasonable and they also serve up sangria thatâ€™s really fruity and packs a punch.
After perusing through the menu which includes information about happy hours for each day and a special menu, I ordered Spanish food as a starter.
I chose the Croquetas De Jamon, one of the Spanish tapas. They are made with potato, mayonnaise and Spanish ham. For me, the tapas were a bit too rich, but I would still recommend trying them.
I tried the Codfish Brandada Roll. Fresh cucumber is wrapped around the codfish. It is suitable for those who are watching their waist line because itâ€™s low in fat, but still flavourful. The fish and cucumber with lemon flavour made my taste buds explode with joy.
The Deep Fried Calamari came with aioli sauce, which is a combination of mayonnaise and garlic. The Spanish Potato Salad with Tuna is for those who can eat fiery and zesty food.
I made up my mind to try the Pizza there. I ordered the G Pizza, a signature dish of the restaurant; it consists of pepperoni, ham, tomato and Serrano Ham. One good thing is that you can order the ham with a lot of spice or none. The yummy heaps of succulent meat and juicy tomato that smothered the pizza were so good that I wolfed down each slice in nanoseconds.
I tried the Babettâ€™s favourite Charcoal Grill and also ordered my favorite food, pork chops. The juicy pork meat is compatible with the wine sauce it comes with. I decided that I will order it again when I make a return visit. They also serve up scrumptious grilled beef for those who do not like to eat piggies.The Roasted Baby Carrots which come with fried dried coconut is another dish I like here. The Gambas A La Plancha is a prawn dish with lemon and fried onions. The Salmorejo is a tomato soup with fish. I think the flavor was too rich for my palate though, but you must try it when you visit the Babette.
After having dessert, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it cost just the paltry sum of Ks.10, 000 for a person having a set menu that included a starter, main course and drink. I think it is good that Yangon can have restaurants with western menus and affordable prices. Babett is surely a trend setting eatery that will be a breath of fresh air for Yangonâ€™s growing restaurant community.
Address : No.5, Alan Pya Pagoda Street,Yangon.
Opening Hours : Sunday to Thursday from 7am to 12am
Friday & Saturday from 7am to 1am
Ph : 01 243 639
Translated by Thiri Min Htun