Thursday, August 5, 2010


Burma Superstar
Tasted:Samusa Soup - Samusas are Burmese dumplings stuffed with potatoes, vegetables and curry seasoning. The soup, which contained falafel, was nicely thick and velvety.

Tea Leaf Salad - an acquired taste. My mothers' favorite dish, it is made with, yes, tea leaves from Burma, which have been fermented.

Ginger Salad - a simple but refreshing salad that was a welcome complement to the rich spices (and ample coconut milk) in the other dishes. It is made with crispy romaine,sunflower seeds, peanuts, sesame seeds, split yellow peas (lentils??),dried shrimp (in flake form), fried garlic, jalapenos, and a heap of freshly pickled ginger.

Nan Gyi Dok - a mild chicken curry served with thick rice noodles, hard-boiled egg, fried onion and split yellow peas. Good but not my favorite, a little light on spices heavy on coconut milk.

One of the highlights of the meal was a mango coconut drink with a thick slice of lime wedged into the bottom of the glass, releasing nice amounts of tang with each sip from my straw.
For the only Burma Superstar recipe I could track down, their Rainbow Salad, click here.

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