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Positive note: Natoma Cafe

marlon | May 28, 200507:56 PM

Just to show I not only post negative comments!

I went with my same friend as my Lemongrass experience to Natoma Cafe in SF that Melanie recommended. The place still looks like a french cafe (which it used to be). Do not order from the western menu...the spagetti and meatballs looked like chef Boyardee!

It was a great little find! The Ono Kowswe was as thick and rich with coconut and spices as the one in Scotts Market in Rangoon...the chicken melting in small pieces...

The Mohinga was excellent (a bit oily)but with the right amount of bite and crunchy pieces.

The tea leaf salad, one of my favorite dishes next to the young ginger one was very good. It has the wrong consistency since the lettuce is chopped too large compared to the dish as server in Burma, but the taste was great. Only problem was it had no crispy mung beans. When I asked the owner (a delightful man) he apologized and said he had run out. At least I know he meant to use them!

Not a bad choice if you are in the area for lunch...and for dessert head to the pastry shop around the corner, I think it was Madmoiselle? The double chocolate cake, creme brulee and lemon squares!!!!


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