Published in The Myanmar Times on 8 July 2013
This new restaurant on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road must befuddle Yangon’s taxi drivers and its wannabe diners: The signs are in Japanese and Korean, with no Myanmar and just “Restaurant” written in English.
A call to “Restaurant” confirmed that the food is “Japanese-style Korean” and during a visit there I saw that the name printed on the menu is in fact Gangnam Restaurant. We wonder whether the owners are trying to attract an exclusively Japanese and Korean clientele, or if they’re concerned about the consequences of infringing the copyright of a superstar such as Psy.
If it’s the latter, there seems no need for concern – at least if Mickey Mouse Draught Beer Restaurant (pictured below) is any example…