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Seeking unusual Asian foods


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Seeking unusual Asian foods

katelynne | Feb 28, 2010 06:53 PM

Dear Chowhounds,

I will be visiting your city for a convention. I'll be staying near the convention center, and will be limited to what I can reach by public transportation and cab. Reading old posts, I learned that Asian and Portuguese are particular strengths. So I'll make a reservation at Chiado, but need help on the Asian. I have access to your typical Japanese sushi, Chinese (dim sum, etc), Vietnamese pho and Indian (even Southern Indian). I want to try some authentic foods that are a little further of the beaten path. I was thinking:
Matahari, for Malaysian
Vanipha Lanna, for Laotian
Rashnaa, for Sri Lankan
Chinese Traditional Buns, for non-Cantonese cooking.

I would love to try Silk Road, Chinese Beef and Lamb House, or Xinjiang for Uighur/Islamic Chinese cooking--but it looked like you'd need a car to get there.

What am I missing? Cambodian? Burmese? Other Chinese regional specialities? Korean is not my thing.
Are any of these in areas where a single woman should not be taking public transportation at night?

Also, any advice on a walking tour of Chinatown would be much appreciated (I'm playing hooky from the convention one AM).

Thank you!!!

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