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Burmese in Gaithersburg?

reiflame Oct 17, 2008 01:20 PM

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!

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    Transplanted Texan Oct 31, 2008 12:41 PM

    I drove by there last night and saw the sign now says "grand opening".

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    1. re: Transplanted Texan
      reiflame Oct 31, 2008 03:29 PM

      I know! I'm going to try to go for lunch next week and report back.

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      abc1234 Nov 6, 2008 04:55 PM

      The restaurant is open. I have tried their food. It is my first time eating Burmese food. Unbelievable, it was a wonderful dinning experience that I have not had for a long time. Highly recommended.

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        kolomya Nov 7, 2008 04:58 AM

        What dishes would you recommend?

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          abc1234 Nov 9, 2008 11:45 AM

          Pickled tea leaves salad

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            kolomya Nov 10, 2008 03:56 AM

            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.

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          reiflame Nov 18, 2008 09:42 AM

          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
          Shrimp curry

          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.

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