hsa*ba - Burmese cookbook

by Tin Cho Chaw

100 simple authentic Burmese recipes

by Tin Cho Chaw

Stories, tips & unspoken secrets

by Tin Cho Chaw

Multi Award Winning Cookbook

by Tin Cho Chaw

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Bayin pickled tea leaf

pickled tea leaf salad

Today’s afternoon tea is rather special; it’s pickled tea leaf salad (laphet thote). Finding pickled tea leaf is not always easy. In my cookbook, I mentioned laphet can usually be purchased…

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burman kitchen restaurant

lunch at burman kitchen in granville

It’s always wonderfully exciting to find a new Burmese restaurant. I first went to Burman Kitchen, located in Granville, for lunch on a Saturday. It was a good sign to…

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yellow split pea fritter salad

yellow split pea fritter salad

A quick lunch of left-over Baya Kyaw (Yellow split pea fritters) broken into pieces and tossed with sliced tomato, toasted pieces of flat bread and wild rocket. Dressing is simply…

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feel good myanmar restaurant

burmese food at feel myanmar restaurant

“If you want Burmese food then I’ll take you to Feel Myanmar restaurant,” Myint Han, my cousin say to us. We squeeze into a taxi and head north passing Bogyoke…

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Reviews & Awards


TimeOut Magazine

"Seldom does a book arriving with so little fanfare make such a splash in the kitchen….This book deserves to get widespread international recognition."

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Lonely Planet

Food memories: a taste of home

In the latest edition of lonely planet guide to myanmar, Cho writes about her visit to Burma with her husband and their memorable meal of hand-mixed noodle salad. Read the full article

Hello Magazine


"The book is beautifully designed. It’s a rich, engaging tome that opens up the under-explored cuisine of this little-known country."

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World Cookbook Awards

We are over the moon to have won 3 awards in categories: Best Recipes Book, Best Asian Cuisine Book and Best First Cookbook (Burma/Myanmar, 2009)


What our customers say…

Lynette M

hank you for such an amazing book! The pictures are a delight and I can smell the aroma of the recipes!


Delighted to find recipes my mum cooked for us as children. Fifty years on since leaving Burma, I can hopefully reproduce some culinary delights.

Kyaw – January 2011

I’ve browsed through your recipes and appreciate how you’ve presented the recipes that are uniquely Burmese. Thanks for not catering to the foreigner’s taste.

Rob – August 2012

I’ve tried a couple of your recipes and they are the first to taste like my Grandma’s & Great Nana’s cooking. Thanks for letting me remember them again through the taste of your food.