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DaisyM Nov 6, 2007 04:51 PM

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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    bumble RE: DaisyM Nov 7, 2007 03:35 AM

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

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      phillyjazz RE: bumble Nov 7, 2007 05:08 AM

      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.

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      Hungryin theBurbs RE: DaisyM Nov 7, 2007 06:09 AM

      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.

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        Gertie McDowell RE: DaisyM Nov 9, 2007 04:09 PM

        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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          phillyjazz RE: Gertie McDowell Nov 10, 2007 03:26 AM

          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 ??

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            Gertie McDowell RE: phillyjazz Nov 10, 2007 03:29 PM

            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.

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              Dib RE: Gertie McDowell Nov 12, 2007 01:11 PM

              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.

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                Gertie McDowell RE: Dib Nov 12, 2007 02:28 PM

                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.

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              Buckethead RE: phillyjazz Nov 10, 2007 06:47 PM

              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.

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            Displaced California Foodie RE: DaisyM Nov 10, 2007 04:51 PM

            Jungle chicken
            Thousand layer bread with chicken curry

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              cornFusion RE: DaisyM Nov 10, 2007 05:51 PM

              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

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                shellybe RE: DaisyM Nov 12, 2007 07:02 PM

                don't miss the string bean salad
                I second anything with thousand layer bread

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