Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Eating the Globe: Burma

1. Call me a curmudgeon, but I will always call Burma "Burma". I will never call it Myanmar. Same goes for Reagan National Airport.

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


Anonymous said...

You might be right in calling it Burma, maybe If democracy prevails they'll end up back to their real name!

Are you going to get Chilean food?

Maxichamp said...

@Ripituc: Yes, I will try this place again. http://www.restaurantvalparaiso.com/

rjo said...

Burma superstar on Telepgraph in Oakland is DELICIOUS!!! Always a long line, but birth the wait....or do takeout.