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DAGON BURMESE CUISINE, OAHU

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DAGON BURMESE CUISINE, OAHU

Joebob | Nov 14, 2013 12:45 AM

I have seen a post or two elsewhere about it, but this place deserves a thread of it's own. I haven't written in a while because there is was not much to write about until tonight. Ever had Burmese? I hadn't until today, but boy is it good, at least from 2671 S. King St. (947-0088), a simple but attractive space only open four days so far. Not quite Thai or Lao or Indian, a cuisine unto itself: light, delicate, fresh. We had the salad with fermented/pickled? tea leaves, romaine, toasted lentils and split peas, tomato, etc. Mixed at the table to preserve the crunch. Palata (sp?), a bread appetizer similar to Chinese green onion pancake without the green onions, was just a little greasy (yum!) and very flaky due to the chef stretching and folding, stretching and folding the dough like mother used to do. Then either the first or second noodle dish (the thick, round, rice noodles) with fried won ton strips, chicken, coconut milk, cilantro, red onion (or shallots?) and delicious spice additions including a perky splash of lemon juice. Marvelous! Then the pork and (unpeeled) kabocha squash in a terrifically light curry sauce. Last, beef in a curry sauce that was Indian and Thai influenced, but with flavors all it's own. Overall, I've not had anything like it, but I'm sure glad I had it tonight.

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