The Toddy Bar

photos by Lynn Bo Bo

The popular Rangoon Tea House last month launched its new cocktail bar inspired by the Toddy plantations around Myanmar, as part of the tea house’s expansion.
The Toddy Bar, whose signature cocktail was created by award winning Japanese mixologist Hideyuki Saito using Burmese Toddy palm juice, opened following the tea house’s move to the ground floor from the first floor of its renovated colonial building.The Ragoon Tea House co-founder, Htet Myat Oo, said the bar will offer tapas dishes and aims to provide the ambience of the tropics.“Customer will feel as though they are sitting in the Toddy plantations and that’s exactly what we want to give the customer.

We designed the Rangoon Tea House as a noisy, bustling tea house and the upstairs Toddy Bar as a quiet, romantic place," said Ko Htet Myat Oo.”
Some of the bar’s other unique cocktails include the Jasmine Gin and Tonic, Mandalay Mule, Win Oo Sour and Coco-colada, all of which use local ingredients and were created by Saito.The bar is comfortable and relaxed and decorated in a vintage style.The drinks are not cheap, but for quality and originality, they are worth a try.
Rangoon Tea House and the new Toddy Bar are located at No 77/79 Pansoedan Road and are open from 6am to 10pm.

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