Burmese in Gaithersburg?
Has anyone seen the new sign that's gone up on the former Chinese restaurant in front of the Goodwill on 355? It says "Burma Road Restaurant - Coming Soon". Any ideas when it will open? It would be sweet to have a Burmese restaurant right down the road from work!
We ate there Friday night, and had the pickled tea leaves (highly recommended); roti pancake, a crisp Indian-style pancake with curried chicken dipping sauce (so-so); a noodle dish that was forgettable; beef with potato curry (recommended); and pork spiced with picked mango (excellent.) The service was attentive--almost too attentive, and the pacing could have been better--one appetizer was delivered with an entre. The owners were circulating, making sure that patrons were happy. The place was pretty crowded. Prices are a bit higher than your typical Asian restaurant. Big criticism: food was warm, not hot. They offer free take-out delivery with a $15 minimum to a limited area. All in all, we'd go back--it's a welcome change from the typical Asian restaurant scene in this part of Mont. Cty.
A bit delayed, but we finally got there for lunch, and I thought it was pretty solid, although my knowledge of Burmese food is fairly limited. We had 4 dishes, but I'm bad with names, so here's what I remember:
Pork with Pickled Mango
Curry with beef and potato
Noodle dish that has no translation on the menu with shredded chicken and crispy noodles
All four dishes were really strong, and their lunch prices are comparable to all of the Thai restaurants in the area ($6.95-$9.95). Service was very very friendly, but the restaurant was almost completely empty, which worries me.