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Sep 25, 2012 06:40 AM

Burmese Food Fair: October 13th, 2012

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

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      1. re: kobuta

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

      2. Odd coincidence I will be in the area that weekend. And happened upon this book that caught my eye.

        Wonder if it all means anything?

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          1. re: Withnail42

            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).

          2. 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. 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!