Bayin, a new Sesame and Peanut Oil company is a unique venture set up to bring a taste of Myanmar (formerly Burma) straight to your kitchen table.
Not every couple go on honeymoon and come back with a business idea, but that’s exactly what happened to Katrina and John.
They decided on Myanmar for their honeymoon destination (situated in South East Asia neighbouring India, China, Bangladesh, Laos and Thailand), a country they had wanted to travel to for years as John’s Grandmother was Burmese.
While trekking through the remote hills they encountered the delicious local Myanmar dishes cooked using sesame and peanut oil, and saw the abundance of crops all grown naturally without the use of pesticides.
Passing local schools on their trek they witnessed the lack of resources and the local children’s excitement at receiving the simple notepads and pencils that John and Katrina gave them. This was where their idea began to form: if they brought sesame and peanut oil from Myanmar to Europe, they could help the farmers sell their goods internationally whilst giving back to local schools in the form of resources. What began as a philanthropic venture became an international business that supports the local community in Myanmar while bringing their unique oils to Europe.
Bayin’s aim is to take you off the eaten track with Myanmar's naturally produced soul food. We at Newmarket Kitchen are delighted to house Bayin in our kitchen and cannot wait to see them go from strength to strength.
Check them out in this recent Irish Times article.