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Myanmar report

Bacchante | Mar 24, 2004 09:24 PM

After mentioning Myanmar Restaurant in a post earlier in the week, we decided to head there for dinner last night. It was as good as ever.

We had two appetizers. The grahm fritters, which resemble falafel but have much more subtle tastes, were beautifully crispy and very tasty. Good spicy dipping sauce for them.

We had cabbage rolls for the first time since my husband will eat any stuffed cabbage regardless of ethnic origin. They were very good but nothing out of the ordinary.

We always get one of the salads. Although we love both the ginger salad and the tea leaf salad, we opted this time for the squid salad. It was really great. Somewhat similar to Thai but even better.

We then had some noodle dish but I don't recall which one it was--one of the Malaysian noodles--with pork. Again similar to Thai noodle dishes but with a bit different taste and more vegetables. Excellent.

Finally, I had to order my favorite thing. I don't recall what it is called, but it is listed with french fries under a separate category of fries or something. It is a fried mixture of tiny dried, salted shrmp, garlic, and chili peppers. It is addictive but very spicy and heavily flavored with the dried shrimp taste. Every time I try to order it, the waitress asks if I'm sure, because it is "very strong." I can't finish it there but bring it home along with steamed rice. This makes a fantastic breakfast when the rice is recooked with water to make it very soupy and the stuff is sprinkled on top. It reminds me of the breakfasts in Northern Thailand.

You can't beat this food. And the price is simply unbelievable.

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