Met some friends in Palto Alto last week for another lovely dinner at Rangoon. The food isn't especially spicy, and not all the dishes shine. But it's such a comfortable place with accommodating service, and we had a wonderful meal for a grand total of $17 each, including tax and generous tip.
I hadn't been in a while, and my friends, who live on the peninsula, had never been at all. Plus they agreed to share everything and let me order : )
One member of our group was vegetarian. We asked the kitchen to separate out shrimp powder and shrimp from the dishes that contained it. So he got to try everything but the coconut chicken soup.
What we had:
-green tea salad
-Kala Hin (potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, and string beans)
-Chin Paung Kyaw (sour leafy green, with prawns on the side)
-Onh No Kaw Soi Noodles (the Burmese version of Khao Soi from Northern Thailand--chicken coconut curry with crispy noodles)
-Ah Sone Thok (noodle salad with potatoes, tofu, and cabbage)
-sweet, fragrant coconut rice, a dessert in itself
The best dishes were the samosas, ginger salad, onh No Kaw Soi (although a bit thick and in need of chilis) and the coconut rice. Although I think we finished nearly everything.
Rangoon offers a wide selection of more familiar Chinese entrees, including well-priced lunch specials. I ate here often when I worked nearby.
565 Bryant, between University and High. Closed Sundays