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Burma Restaurant

Betty | | Apr 3, 2000 10:34 AM

If you order right, this is a great place to eat. My recommendations: stay away from the deep-fried appetizers and the meat-intensive dishes. Try the following: the salads, which include a delicious salad of cabbage?, tofu, chopped peanuts and crispy onions on top (tofu salad) and a young ginger salad; the spinach and eggplant dishes; the noodle dishes, especially if you request the small bowl of chili paste to mix in; and there are a few veg & tofu dishes on the bottom left of the menu that feature an unusual, chewy form of tofu that is a little like yuba, only chewier. There is an unusual potato dish that is like curried mashed potatoes. I am totally addicted to the dessert called coconut cream cake -- a dense, moist (and often very hot--watch out!) cake made from something like semolina or farina, with a bit of coconut cream on top. Burma is on 6th just around the corner from the Chinatown Metro exit on 7th. It's on the 2nd floor, so look up for the small sign in the 2nd fl. window.