When Cherie Aung-Khin started her manufacturing business in Yangon in 1993 she soon found out that there was no proper healthy food for her to eat every day during work hours. In Myanmar only roadside stalls and Chinese and Indian restaurants were available. Being a health conscious person and needing to avoid oily and unclean foods due to her very sensitive allergies she had to hire a cook to prepare her daily meals at the office. Most Myanmar people talk a lunch box from home but Cherie needed a substantial meal daily to support her very lengthy working hours. Also she did not want to eat cold food, spoilt by living too long in Thailand.
When Cherie started her first retail shop in 1995 she also included
a small Myanmar restaurant, using a former garage on the premises.
She decorated it in a very charming local bamboo and thatch concept,
with seating for 30. Her same old cook was now the head chef and she
introduced local dishes to the menu with some additions from
Thailand. The dining tables were set up to an International standard
using simple bronze cutlery mixed in with rattan and lacquerware
tabletop items. Furniture was not a problem as her newly started
furniture and home accessories manufacturing business provided the
showroom and the restaurant with everything necessary, all set to
her own designs. However lighting material was not readily available
and so she created hanging lamps form paper lanterns. Thus with a
very limited budget, the restaurant was started with a few raw
handed village boys as waiters trained to serve the cuisine in an
International style and standard. What should she call the restaurant
in Myanmar - green elephant restaurants restaurant? Of course,
GREEN ELEPHANT as she was born on Wednesday under the sign of the
Elephant and in a green and lush garden atmosphere in a Myanmar
style shed under thatch roof with bamboo poles.
In the year 2000, with her first two successful restaurants as track
records, Cherie opened the present day GREEN ELEPHANT RESTAURANT in
Yangon. This time she was personally involved in the creation of the
open air, two story wooden building, designed so that customers can
enjoy the garden feel in a small, compact area. It has seating for
300 with indoors and outdoor areas for all visitors to enjoy the
same authentic food and ambience, which Cherie tightly supervises
and control to keep up the all around quality. The restaurant is
full with foreign visitors all year round and now days includes
local Myanmar customers as well.
|Green Elephant Restaurant (s)
No. 33, Thirimingalar Lane (Attia Road), Kamayut Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: (+95-1) 537 706, 536 498, 09 7315 2300, 09 7319 0398
Fax: (+95-1) 537 706
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