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Burmese Food Fair: October 13th, 2012

FinnFPM Sep 25, 2012 06:40 AM

Just sending out notice to y'all that the OBCF's annual Burmese Food Fair in Allson will be on October 13th this year.


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  1. Luther RE: FinnFPM Sep 25, 2012 07:29 AM


    1. kobuta RE: FinnFPM Sep 25, 2012 10:56 AM

      Bummer - will be in Hong Kong and missing this. Is this something they do yearly?

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        Jenny Ondioline RE: kobuta Sep 25, 2012 12:05 PM

        Yes, and it's been getting bigger and better each year.

      2. Withnail42 RE: FinnFPM Sep 25, 2012 11:02 AM

        Odd coincidence I will be in the area that weekend. And happened upon this book that caught my eye. http://booksaboutfood.com/bookreview/...

        Wonder if it all means anything?

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          bear RE: Withnail42 Sep 25, 2012 12:18 PM

          Sounds like destiny to me.

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            Nab RE: Withnail42 Sep 25, 2012 12:58 PM

            That book, which just came out, is definitely worth picking up. Probably the best book of Burmese cuisine out there (at least by non-Burmese).

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            grant.cook RE: FinnFPM Sep 25, 2012 11:28 AM

            I went last year.. well run event, and nice to support the local community. This is definitely not some commercialized thing. A good crowd, but not overwhelming...

            The fried food was delicious.. and mmm.. mohinga.

            1. FinnFPM RE: FinnFPM Oct 15, 2012 04:48 PM

              Am I the only CH'er that made it out on Saturday?

              After the food truck throwdown, my fiancee and I and two friends rallied our appetites (especially me) and, after a brief stop-off for some tea/coffee, headed over to Allston.

              This was, IMO, the best year yet for this event -- rather than the usual three or four dishes, there were at least a half-dozen entrees and even more desserts. As per usual, everyone was extremely friendly, but the food was really impressive I thought. The mohinga was delicious as always; I also enjoyed a couple of roti, a delicious and garlicky meeshay, and a second noodle dish whose name escapes me at the moment. We enjoyed a couple of sweet sticky rice dishes and some kind of cold coconut/tapioca/gelatin dessert soup, which was awesome. I'd have liked to try everything but after the throwdown, appetites were a bit compromised.

              Everything was $2-6 as usual, and very good quality, cooked by authentic home chefs. If this is how they do it every time from now on, y'all would be mistaken not to go. There aren't many opportunities for Burmese around here.

              We stopped off for fernet bucks at Deep Ellum afterwards. Well-received. Good food day!

              1. digga RE: FinnFPM Oct 15, 2012 05:48 PM

                S#*! we miss this every year. I miss a good hot steaming bowl of mohinga. Who makes it and do they do it all righteous, with plenty of catfish?

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                  grant.cook RE: digga Oct 16, 2012 08:52 AM

                  Yes, intended to go this year, but home projects sucked up the day. Was great the year before - so I'll keep my eye out for 2013. Glad to hear there's a growing food selection..

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