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May 26, 2014 05:25 PM


Other board correspondents seem to miss the Mandalay -- much lamented from Huntington Avenue between Symphony Hall and the MFA in the 1980s and 1990s. Here is a scan of a menu I retained from those days. I've never found another Burmese restaurant to compare with Mandalay, and I've searched -- Washington DC, San Fransico, New York -- It will always occupy a special place in my food memory.

Anyone with a clue to reproducing the Roasted Chicken -- please speak up!

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  1. Have you tried Yoma in Allston?

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    1. re: Prav

      Yoma has gone vegan and therefore no longer has most of its best dishes on the menu.

      1. re: Jenny Ondioline

        In spite of last year's reports, they're apparently not vegan - it looks like they still serve chicken and shrimp. Also, they now have a line of food products they sell, ingredients for tea leaf salad and some condiments.

    2. Have you tried cooking anything from Burma: Rivers of Flavor by Naomi Duguid? I never had that roasted chicken, and I can't remember if there's a roast chicken recipe in there, but everything I've made from that book has come out delicious.

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      1. re: jmarya

        Thank you for this cookbook recommendation. I remember going to Mandalay with my parents before the BSO with a high school friend. I think we must have had a 'pre theatre' selection because the curry chicken is what I remember being so good. I'll see out the book!