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Rangoon

I haven't been to Rangoon in years, but I hear it is still very good. We're planning on going this weekend. What are your favorite dishes?

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  1. Thousand Layer bread w/ potato curry, Basil chicken, string bean salad, tea leaf salad.

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    1. re: bumble

      I could make a MEAL of thousand layer bread by itself. Chicken coconut soup is great. I usually try the specials when I have dinner there. For lunch I usually order the beef kebob kyaw or chicken curry.

    2. So many great options: ginger salad, squid salad, crispy tofu triangles, chili shrimp, the jungle curry w/protein of your choice (I like the chicken), coconut rice.

      1. I ate at Rangoon for the first time last weekend and wasn't crazy about it. Maybe I ordered the wrong stuff. I had the Golden Triangles (okay flavor-wise but kind of greasy) and Northern Burma Fried Noodle, which was supposed to be spicy but was bland (and greasy). My gentleman-friend had a split pea soup (very nice) and Spicy Eggplant (not spicy; greasy). I might go back to try one of the curry dishes.

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        1. re: Gertie McDowell

          Did you find it greasier than other Asian cuisines ?? When you order fried foods, they come cooked in oil. Maybe you should stick to stuff that is steamed ??

          1. re: phillyjazz

            I'm aware that fried food is cooked in oil. And yes, I found it to be greasier than the "other Asian cuisines" that I have been eating regularly for the past 24 years.

            As I reflect again on the experience, I think that the blandness bothered me more than the grease. It wasn't a terrible meal by any means--just uninteresting. I'd probably give it another shot.

            1. re: Gertie McDowell

              It's hard for me to imagine how the spicy eggplant could be considered bland, and that's one dish I almost always order at Rangoon. But I always ask for it to be very spicy, and for extra hot chilis on the side.

              1. re: Dib

                We didn't request extra spice when we ordered, so maybe that was the problem. It's marked as "spicy" on the menu, though, so I assumed that it would've been at least sort of hot.

            2. re: phillyjazz

              Just because something is cooked in oil doesn't mean it will be greasy. Food that is fried properly is not greasy at all, it's just a matter of using the right oil, at a high enough temperature, and not leaving the food in the oil any longer than is necessary.

          2. Jungle chicken
            Thousand layer bread with chicken curry

            1. Try their chicken noodle soup with coconut - pronounced "khauk-swear" - ask for lemon and use it liberally with hot pepper oil. I hope you enjoy it