iEat Wai Wai’s Noodle Place

Authentic flavours from Northern Shan state with a rooftop view

Northern Shan

Wai Wai is a roof top restaurant and guesthouse all in one. It’s a popular place among locals. They keep coming back for the cosy atmosphere and the authentic Northern Shan flavours from Wai Wai’s hometown Moe Meik. Wai Wai arrived in Yangon 6 years ago, opened a small guesthouse and has expanded bit by bit. She has tried different townships but settled here in Sanchaung because of its strategic location between Hledan and downtown. It’s central, but still easy to go around.

Local’s favourites

Typical Shan is what you get here. Wai Wai gets fresh produce from the local marker but mixes it with a steady supply of fermented goods, chilies and dried herbs from her native town. Bestsellers are Shan sticky noodle or tea leave salad.It gives me a taste of home” shares VJ, a regular who is also originally from Shan state.

Sanchaung is different from other townships it has a variety of people, religions and ethnicity like Chinese, Chin and Kachins.
— owner Wai Wai

Insider secret

Try the small street stall in front of soin photo studio. Auntie’s Shan noodles, tofu salad and fried tofu are so popular she usually sells out by 10am.

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