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Dec 2, 2012 08:29 PM

All-you-can-eat Burmese food fair

More fully, the fourth annual Fundraising Concert and Food Fair for Orphans of Burma. December 15, 2012, from 5:00 until 6:30 or the chow runs out, followed by musical performances.

Once you work through the fine print, you'll see that the venue is the Aviation High School (45-30 36th St., Long Island City), the same location as the most recent Moegyo food fair this past summer. An organizer tells me that tickets, $15, will be available at the door. Given the cause, it seems both fair and generous not to insist on change from your twenty, however, when you can fill up on a menu like this:

Dave Cook

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  1. Thanks a lot for alerting us. The menu looks great! What did you like best in other years?

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    1. re: Pan

      This is one local Burmese fair I've never been to. If I go this time, I'll just have to tough it out and eat what looks good. It shouldn't be hard to get your money's worth, provided you're at the door by 5:00 or, to be safe, a little earlier.

      Dave Cook

      1. re: Pan

        There were two this past year - I went to the first one. The dishes were heavily weighted toward things that were easy to prepare mostly ahead of time and combine at a table, such as noodles with lots of mix-ins. When I went the crowd was huge - I would recommend arriving before start time so you can get in and get some food and a place to sit. There are lots of tables, but they all fill up fast, so maybe divide your crowd into table savers and food gatherers.

        1. re: Peter Cuce

          If you go this time, I'll look for you if I make it there. I hope to.

          1. re: Peter Cuce

            how was the food what were your favorites?

            1. re: AubWah

              It's been so long, don't remember many specifics, but I recall having at least two or three dishes that I thought were very good, and it was far better than the Burmese church potluck thingy I went to something like six years ago way out in Queens somewhere.

              There was a tea leaf salad, reminiscent of the one I had at the late, lamented Burmese Cafe on Roosevelt Ave (, lots of noodle dishes, and maybe a chicken curry. You have to get there early, because all of the unique stuff goes real fast. Burmese food is so rare (or non-existent) in NYC that it's worth going, at least to me. Plus, you see a lot of Burmese people in one place, which is unusual in and of itself. They must come from hundreds of miles around for these events.

              1. re: Peter Cuce

                wish I could make it but it seems I've committed to a Sripraphai lunch Saturday

        2. I'm planning to come up to NYC for this, so if a bunch of Chowhounders are thinking to meet up there, I'd love to meet some people. I'll be moving to NYC in 2013, and know no one there but my fiance.

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