1. Call me a curmudgeon, but I will always call Burma "Burma". I will never call it Myanmar. Same goes for
2. This photo was not properly lined up because I took it surreptitiously. I sometimes find it obnoxious when people take pictures of their meals at restaurants. Hence, I took a really quick photo and put my phone down.
3. This meal was from William Lue's Orinda outpost. I always get the chicken and potatoes and heap spoonfuls of hot pepper flakes. The article I linked to really shows how dedicated Lue is to introducing authentic Burmese cuisine to the East Bay suburbs.
4. The Orinda restaurant is never packed. I feel like the location is cursed. In the 13 years that I've known that location, it has been an Indian restaurant, a deli, another deli, a pastry shop, and now a Burmese joint. Because there isn't heavy traffic, the food sits around too long. My entree is often not uniform in temperature and my rice is sometimes dry and crunchy. Still, I keep going back for more.
Countries tried so far:
Asia: Burma, China, India, Japan, Philippines, South Korea
Europe: Italy, Sweden
North America: Mexico, USA