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All-you-can-eat Burmese food fair

DaveCook Dec 2, 2012 08:29 PM

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.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151317008102254

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:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151123806941560

Dave Cook
www.EatingInTranslation.com

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    StrandedYankee Dec 4, 2012 06:57 PM

    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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      Pan Dec 3, 2012 01:54 AM

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

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        DaveCook Dec 3, 2012 08:06 AM

        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
        www.EatingInTranslation.com

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          Peter Cuce Dec 3, 2012 08:51 AM

          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.

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            Pan Dec 3, 2012 10:07 PM

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

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              AubWah Dec 5, 2012 05:52 PM

              how was the food what were your favorites?

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                Peter Cuce Dec 5, 2012 09:34 PM

                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 (http://flic.kr/s/aHsiDxjkSc), 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.

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                  AubWah Dec 6, 2012 05:04 PM

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

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                    Peter Cuce Dec 6, 2012 11:39 PM

                    Well this event is at 5pm.

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