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Yoma's Burmese Memorese -(long)

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Yoma's Burmese Memorese -(long)

eeyore | Jul 9, 2002 06:07 PM

Once again the C-hounds have come through- this time at Yoma's. The Garvey Blvd.storefront locale is an essay in urban blight, but the food is the opposite. We BYOBed our own wines (Gevurtraminer, Chard, and a Zin). Eight of us agreed that the Ginger, Vegetable Noodle, and Papaya Salad were the best - fresh, bright flavors brought out by the Gevurtz. Another rice noodle salad was non-descript but an excellent conduit for the remains of the spicy green sauce accompanying the Fish Paste Salad (FPS). We risked the FPS...despite the warnings of our waiter that its extremely salty and spicy flavor might be a risky undertaking (we love spicy, and having heard it was not characteristic of Burmese food, surged ahead). Nothing like the nam pla flavor I was anticipating, I'd say it was more akin to licking the ocean floor, tho' the spicy green sauce and a palata helped to minimize the impact. Notwithstanding the aftertaste, I was still able to enjoy the excellent fish curry, likeable prawn and chicken curries, and a flavorful fresh broccoli. Major yum on mixing the remains of the curry sauces and schlopping them up with the palatas. Those who'd eaten at the Golden Triangle continue to rate it higher, but we'd easily go back to eat more of those salads. A few of our group ended the evening by chatting-up a pair of new-arrivals from Laos/Myannmar long enough to find out what to order when we hit the Golden Triangle. Can't wait!

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