Now! - Burmese Food in Queens: Myanmar Baptist Church Food & Fun Fair
Still time (scheduled to end at 5pm) to get over to the Myanmaar Baptist Church Food and Fun Fair in East Elmhurst:
100-10 Astoria Blvd (between 100th St. & 101 St.)
Had a great time and DE-licious food there earlier. Extremely nice crowd.
Recommended: shan noodles, tofu salad, vegetable fritters, tea salad, definitely the black sticky rice cakes, the coconut sticky rice in banana leaf.
Just got back! Great food. Pastor came over and said hello, asked us how we had found out. Sorry to say he said we missed most of the food. Did manage to try the fritters, shan noodles and tea leaves, which were the things I wanted to try, so all good in the end. It was mostly empty by the time we got there. Music was loud but nice, though I enjoy Asian music in general.
Shan noodles were delicious, would like to find a place that sells them! $5 for them. The tea leave salad was $5 as well, I enjoyed them but I wasn't crazy about them, however I grew up with zero fish in my diet and I'm just starting to get used to it so could very well be amazing and I just didn't understand their brilliance yet(though I enjoyed it anyway). Fritters were ok, fried stuffs. Sauce they came with was delicious so if anybody knows what it's called, please let me know!
The people were amazingly friendly. Two women came up to me and asked me to try their food, pastor came, few other people came and welcomed us. Very nice.
Highly suggest going if you see it next time. Thanks for the head's up, round2.
Ditto on the items mentioned (though we skipped the fritters). Also loved the 'mohingar' (noodle soup with fish based broth) and liked the papaya salad. Everything - without exception - was good to great. This is truly a must do event. Not to be missed.
Oh - and the music was mostly terrible and very loud. Didn't matter though.