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Aung Maylika - Great New Burmese Restaurant in Benicia

Ridge | Jun 22, 201702:07 PM     4

The far north east Bay Area (Vallejo, Benicia) has a dearth of good authentic Asian restaurants. So the opening of a good Burmese restaurant in Benecia is especially pleasing.

Aung Maylika is a small nondescript restaurant in a little strip mall in Benicia. It's only been open for about a month and they are still working on getting a liquor license. We have been there two times so far. The first time we went with friends and this weekend we got take out. Both times were excellent. Here is what we ate:

First visit:

Somosa Soup. Excellent. Complex well spiced broth. Spicing was interesting with complex flavors including clove. Not as heavy as some versions I have tried.

Tea leaf salad. Excellent version.

Lamb curry. Excellent. Very spicy dark curry with layers of complex flavors and a prominent note of cloves or allspice.

Coconut pudding dessert with coconut ice cream. Not as good as the main courses. The coconut ice cream had an artificial flavor and was not creamy. The fried coconut pudding was heavy and one dimensional.

Second visit:

Catfish soup. Even better than the somosa soup. Very deeply flavored and satisfying. Bird order this again in a second.

Rainbow salad. A salad with different kinds of noodles. Very good.

There is also a kind of fried flat bread on the menu, I forgot the name of it. Somewhat similar to versions I've had at Malaysian and Indonesian restaurants. You can order it with a side of different curries. We ordered it with the lamb curry and it was delicious. Next time we decided will get the curry with a side of the flatbread

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