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Thailand’s long-established and popular international restaurant chain COCA has announced that it will launch a new outlet in Yangon in time for Chinese New Year.

The ‘fresh market’ concept is a key feature of the new Coca Yangon. For high res image please click here.

One of three new outlets that will be open and attracting Asian food lovers in countries across Southeast Asia by early 2017, COCA Yangon will be located inside the Yangon International Hotel with its own separate entrance and parking area.

Fresh seafood is a specialty at COCA Rsetaurants. For high res image please click here.

COCA’s famous wok dishes and a la carte Thai appetizers have made the restaurant famous since the first outlet opened in central Bangkok 59 years ago, and many of these original delicacies will continue to play a major part on the menu. To keep pace with culinary trends, the latest COCA outlet will introduce a new ‘fresh market’ concept, as well as a unique choice of freshly made noodles prepared in-house and a wide selection of the brand’s deservedly famous house-made dumplings.

“Fresh, locally sourced fresh vegetables will be a key feature and on display in the restaurant for diners to select and have prepared al la minute with the quality imported meats and carefully selected seafood dishes on the menu. The addition of a dedicated fresh noodle room is actually a first for COCA. It’s a new, exciting concept that we are happy to shout about as we start the Year of the Rooster,” said Trevor MacKenzie, Managing Director of COCA and Mango Tree Restaurants Worldwide.

Over the last 59 years, COCA Restaurants has built an impressive reputation for top quality family dining experiences by serving food that’s made for sharing, with friendly but efficient service and fresh, healthy menu choices that appeal to multiple generations of diners.

Fresh health ingredients are central to the new concept at COCA. For high res image please click here.

Thai celebrity chef Pitaya Phanphensophon – the son of COCA’s founder – continues to be the force behind the brand’s expansion around the world. His philosophy to never offer anything on the menu that he would not feed to his own children is one that underpins the restaurants’ evolution and enduring success.

Despite its long history and widespread reputation for quality hot-pot and suki dishes, COCA has never shied away from innovation while staying true to our core quality values. Creative choices like the Ying Yang – a soup that blends traditional Chinese broth with spicy tom yam from Thailand – have proved very popular, but was also deliver far more than just food. COCA offers an experience that people remember, a rare combination that they always want to enjoy more than once.”


BANGKOK, THAILAND: Coca and Mango Tree Restaurants Worldwide is building on the group’s well established reputation as a leading global name in genuine Thai and Thai-influenced cuisine with a series of appealing new new outlets opening in locations across Asia.

Fresh designs complement a fresh approach to culinary excellence at the new concept COCA Restaurants in Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. For high res image please click here.

Coca and Mango Tree Restaurants Worldwide already operates franchised restaurants in many of the world’s leading cities, including Tokyo, London, Hong Kong and Washington DC, as well as in its home base of Bangkok. The group recently added Nepal to its global destination list with the launch of Kathmandu’s first branded Thai restaurant in August – Mango Chilli Café – which is already a hit with locals and international visitors in the Himalayan capital.

The COCA Restaurant brand also expanded earlier this year with its fourth outlet in Ho Chi Minh City. This was followed by the launch of COCA Hua Hin, which opened in Thailand’s newest lifestyle and shopping destination, Bluport Hua Hin Resort Mall, offering a fresh new design to represent its seaside location and a menu catering to a new generation of COCA customers.

“In Ho Chi Minh and Hua Hin we have introduced a new menu of culinary delights with less appetizers and stir fries, and a stronger focus on variety in terms of both the flavours on offer and cooking styles used,” says Coca and Mango Tree Worldwide Managing Director Trevor MacKenzie. “In Vietnam, we highlight organic, locally sourced fresh vegetables and carefully selected meats, while in Hua Hin we have added a fresh seafood concept with fish, squid and prawns sourced direct from local fisherman and either grilled on our outdoor grill, which is perfect for family barbecues, or served in the brand’s signature hot-pots.”

Fresh seafood specials at COCA Hua Hin include a Cajun seafood bucket and fresh mud crab, the restaurant even serves imported live Maine lobsters. The new COCA concept also brings delicious additions to the menu with enticing all-day dim sum and breakfast choices.

The seafood is bought fresh from local fishermen At COCA Hua Hin in Thailand. For high res image please click here.

“COCA is a family restaurant designed for every occasion,” adds Mr. MacKenzie. “It’s the perfect spot for a quick afternoon bite, a business lunch, or a full scale seafood feast with family and friends.”

Hot on the heels of COCA Hua Hin comes the launch of a third new outlet just over the border in Myanmar, scheduled to open before Chinese New Year. COCA Yangon will be located inside the Yangon International Hotel with its own separate entrance.

“We chose the location because it offers plenty of parking and sits just outside the downtown traffic congestion making it easily assessable from the north and the south of the city,” explains Mr. MacKenzie. “The unique feature there will be fresh noodles made in-house with a range of varieties served in approachable, comfortable surroundings designed to attract a mix of business diners, families and tourists. We have already had great success with previous outlets in Myanmar so now is the time to expand as the country and its capital city grow and develop.”

Elsewhere in Asia, new Mango Tree Restaurants will also be opening soon to offer lovers of Thai food the best of the Kingdom’s flavours in locations beyond its borders.

Following the success of the brand’s flagship outlets in Causeway Bay and Kowloon, Hong Kong’s first Mango Tree Café will open at the end of December to offer the city’s foodies a selection of Thai classics, including yellow curry with beef, Pad Thai, green curry and grilled pork neck, as well as some innovative new culinary twists like Thai pizza, spaghetti with Thai basil and traditional Thai-style chicken cooked using a specially imported rotisserie from France.

“The talented team at Steve Leung designed all our outlets in Hong Kong and China, and they rose to the occasion again this time to create a product that suits the location inside City Plaza 1 in the Taikoo Shing area, which is home to a mixture of commercial and residential buildings,” said Mr. MacKenzie. “Launching a Mango Tree Café in Hong Kong fits well with our overall strategy to tier the brand and reach a wider audience of discerning diners as our name continues to become more popular in specific cities, as well as around the region and around the world. Our next opening will be in Dubai, where an agreement is soon to being finalized.”