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It’s all about tomorrow (14/12/2018 ; 5:00pm) landmark: near by Hotel Kovai biryani (brooks)😎
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Review of the Week and Winner of £25 First Table credit goes to Barbora. Congratulations to the outstanding team at @lahpet in London! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Lahpet was simply amazing. From the minute we walked through the door until we finished our desserts and margaritas, the staff took great care of us and served delicious food full of unusual flavours. My favourite was the Hake Masala - a perfectly grilled fish on a bed of potato and lemongrass rosti, and surrounded by rich masala sauce. The bowls (coconut noodles and shan noodles) were enormous and we struggled to finish although I kept going back...just one more spoonful! Ordering a variety of starters was also a great way to explore the Burmese flavours in bitesized deliciousness. I would definitely recommend and will go back myself - wouldn't mind paying full price but will try with First Table first!:) Excellent experience. Thank you!' 🤗🍴#firsttableuk
Traditional Shan Food in the Shan State 🤗 (Did you know that Myanmar has over 135 ethnic groups?!)
This was one of my favorite meals in Myanmar. (That’s saying a lot.) At this restaurant, you choose whether you’d like meat, and the level of spiciness, and then they make you a mixed platter filled with surprises. How awesome is that??
Those deep fried squares are Shan tofu, which can’t even compare to normal tofu. It’s closer to a creamy custard made out of yellow peas, and when it’s deep fried it’s just unreal. Insanely tasty and just plain irresistible. I’m probably lucky I’ll never be able to order it back in the states.
Chiang Mai, Thailand - I actually miss your heat, both in climate temperature and especially food spicy level. Here’s my ode to the food paradise that was Chiang Mai and hope others find that the food scene here is more than just the Pad Thai and Pad See Ew that we’ve known. Because like all things, remember to be adventurous enough to try things outside of what you know and trust that you will always be rewarded. Link in bio #foodblog#blog#chiangmai#thailand#food#foodparadise#chicken#curry#burmesefood#thaifood
If you are what you say you are
A super star
Then have no fear the camera's here and the microphone and they wanna know
Oh oh oh oh 🎶
Over the weekend, we headed over to North Oakland to try out a much revered Burmese restaurant, 'Burma Superstar' (aka @burmainc). A small but comfortable joint, we were immediately taken in by the friendly staff and the array of food selections!
Since we headed over there for brunch, we took advantage of their brunch menu and ordered a tea leaf salad with Samusa soup and a chili lamb with ginger salad and jasmine rice.
One thing to note is that the food portion is extremely generous and the price is reasonable! We were pleasantly surprised by the mountain of delicious food when we were expecting dishes to be relatively small in portion. No need to say that I am quite a big eater, but even I was very full by the end of the meal.
The chili lamb was exceptionally good, but I was amazed by how wonderful Samusa soup tasted. It had a complex mixture of fragrant spices that worked together to create a wonderful flavor, and the fact that a vegetarian dish could taste that good simply blew my mind!
I am definitely looking forward to returning again with a bunch of friends for dinner so I can better explore the menu. @burmainc is definitely the superstar in town! 💫 (📍: 4721 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609) #burmasuperstar
Know this national dish? • Burmese Mohinga 🇲🇲 This cannot be an ordinary bowl of rice noodle soup to be considered and so beloved as a country’s national dish.
I was SO excited when I caught whispers (aka @nigelsie) that the 2018 People’s Choice Winner at the @vendyawards was selling Mohinga at its stall this past Saturday at the Bliss Plaza Holiday Pop Up in Sunnyside.
Because Burmese cuisine is rare in NYC and the soup’s long prep time hence limited availability, I bought 2 orders despite never trying their preparation of the soup.
While this is a fish based soup, the broth is not fishy in aroma or tacky to the lips. This umami rich soup is further enhanced with aromatics and fresh herbs. The soup holds thin rich noodles and topped with crispy split chick peas and cilantro. I arrived so late, near the pop up’s closing, that the fish cakes and hard boiled eggs were sold out.
The soup was delicious and the second one was even better the next day. We poached an egg while reheating the soup for breakfast. That was a wow! When I did some additional research, this dish was traditionally a breakfast dish but now served throughout the day.
This coming Saturday, 12/15/18, is the final Saturday to find @burmesebites at the Bliss Plaza Holiday Weekend Pop Up under the trestle at the 7 Line - 46 Street/Bliss Street subway stop. Please check their IG Page for what’s on the menu. NB: Don’t be late like me 😉.
Dispatch from La Puente, San Gabriel Valley:
Once upon a time I drove out to La Puente to find the Golden Owl, which lives in the middle of a residential neighborhood and is like finding a pot of gold where you are not supposed to. The menu proclaims "Burmese Fusion" but the only thing that seems to be fused with Burmese food is some vegetarian options you might not always see. This is traditional cooking though, and very good.
When I came here it was late morning but I was still in the mood for breakfast. One item that Burmese people are always eating for their first meal is ohno kaukswe (below), a coconut curry noodle made with chicken. This place specializes in home cooking and this might be your quickest way to experience that. The other noodle dishes on the front page of the menu all look great for a follow-up visit.
I also could not pass up a bowl of laphet thoke (below), Myanmar's famous fermented tea leaf salad, pound for pound the most tastes and textures in one dish out there.
There is not much room for many people here, but the dishes are served so fast and the atmosphere so friendly that it almost goes unnoticed. It is as if the owner set up three tables in their own kitchen and welcomed neighbors inside.
📍 The Golden Owl, 16423 Maplegrove Street, La Puente, San Gabriel Valley.
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A traditional Burmese meal
Burmese dish usually consists of one main course (meat), rice, fresh herbs and vegetables and many sides (hin), each with different flavours and spices. These sides would be laid out on the table and we can take however much we desire and mix them up with our rice along with the herbs and veges.
After that, snacks/desserts will be served in the form of fermented tea leaves (laphet), fried mung beans and Burmese jaggery.