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Any good Burmese restaurant in town ??

intelguy May 30, 2014 07:33 AM

Only been to Rangoon in Kits so far.

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  1. grayelf RE: intelguy May 30, 2014 08:46 AM

    Amay's House is Burmese. Laksa King has some Burmese dishes.

    How was Rangoon?

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    1. re: grayelf
      intelguy RE: grayelf May 30, 2014 09:03 AM

      I love Rangoon so far. Been to there like 4-5 times this year.

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        grayelf RE: intelguy May 30, 2014 09:24 AM

        Can you tell us about the Burmese dishes?

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          intelguy RE: grayelf May 30, 2014 09:44 AM

          Rangoon is a fusion place of Burmese restaurant

          Recommendations :

          (1) Pork belly salad (with cabbage, tomato, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, roasted garlic
          & onion). It is a very refreshing salad as a snack.

          (2) Morocco lamb sausage. I don't like lamb at all but I love the lamb sausage here. It is bouncy and juicy.

          (3) Nangyi thoke . It is a spaghetti noodles with coconut chicken (breast) curry, lemon, chili roasted peas flour, cabbage, red onion, cilantro. It smells good and tastes excellent as well.

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            J and V RE: intelguy May 30, 2014 09:51 AM

            menu looks good... pardon my ignorance but is Burmese food generally ordered per person or for the table?

            1. re: J and V
              intelguy RE: J and V May 30, 2014 10:01 AM

              at this place, we share all dishes

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                grayelf RE: intelguy May 30, 2014 03:39 PM

                We've et it family style at the Burmese places we've been to in SF, where they have a number of good ones. I could see ordering one of the excellent soups all to myself, however.

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                  J and V RE: grayelf May 30, 2014 04:45 PM

                  thanks to both for the advice.

    2. el_lobo_solo RE: intelguy May 30, 2014 03:57 PM

      New place opened up last Saturday called Wahh Tee at 4942 Joyce St. Those of you who remember JoyceWay and the BLK counter there, this new place is just a couple of doors down. It's small and family run. The mohingar, chicken curry soup, and fried noodle chicken dish I had were good. Still have to go back for their full complement of salads.

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        dennisthefoodie RE: el_lobo_solo May 30, 2014 05:44 PM

        Did you try the off-menu locusts?

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          el_lobo_solo RE: dennisthefoodie May 30, 2014 06:50 PM

          Nope, I'll leave it to some wisemonkeys :)

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            grayelf RE: el_lobo_solo May 31, 2014 09:10 PM

            Great tip, els -- looking forward to your "salads" report!

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              Sam Salmon RE: grayelf May 31, 2014 10:00 PM

              Wild horses couldn't get me to eat the slop that passes for Burmese 'food'.

              Just sayin'.....

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                dennisthefoodie RE: Sam Salmon Jun 1, 2014 01:44 PM

                When mohinga is done well, it sings with the best of the more well-known Asian soup noodles. Whether the local renditions reach the same heights is a matter well worth studying.

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          YVRChow RE: el_lobo_solo Jun 15, 2014 03:15 PM

          Started off with the laphet thoke (fermented tea leaf salad). It was a good sized portion, presented on a flat plate with the chili and raw garlic on the side so you could add to taste. There were 3-4 types of fried beans which added the classic crunchy texture, combined with the marinated tomatoes and of course the star of the dish, the fermented tea leaves. What a wonderful start to the meal, and reasonably priced at $5. They have a wide selection of Burmese salads, all priced for the same $5. I'm looking forward to trying them all!

          They offer three different noodle soups, which are all available in small ($3.50), medium ($5.50), and large ($7.50). We ordered two mediums, and the serving was more than enough for us.

          The mohinga had a classic fish broth, which was nicely balanced. The rice noodles were perfectly cooked. The sliced hard-boiled egg soaked up the broth nicely. The banana tree root, lemongrass, and cilantro all combined and rounded out the complex and well balanced flavour profile. Delicious.

          The ohn no kyawswe (coconut milk noodle soup) had wheat flour noodles that had the perfect chew, and although I don't think they make them in-house tasted almost handmade. The chicken was boneless dark meat which was moist and flavourful. The broth had deep complexity with nicely balanced seasoning and herbs. It was topped with fried rice noodles for texture, as well as a sliced hard boiled egg. Delicious.

          The friendly woman who runs the place gave us some complimentary desserts including sooji (semolina flavoured with coconut) and shwe htamin (sweetened sticky rice flavoured with coconut). Both were very good, with a slight preference for the sooji. Neither was overly sweet, and the flavours nicely finished off a wonderful meal.

          Total damage for the entire meal for two people was a very reasonable $16.

          Will definitely be back, and can't wait to try all of the salads, the curries, the fried noodles, and the biryani.

          This spot is a keeper, and is definitely my favourite Burmese in Vancouver (over Amay, Original Bo's, New Bo's, etc.) based upon my initial visit.

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            YVRChow RE: YVRChow Jun 15, 2014 03:17 PM

            P.S. They have a limited website with the menu on it: http://wahhteeburmeserestaurant.com/

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              dennisthefoodie RE: YVRChow Jul 8, 2014 09:02 AM

              These photos are from last Thursday. I tried to go but they were closed. Website is private now, and there's a "renovation" sign on their door. Unclear what's happening with Wahh Tee now :/

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                grayelf RE: dennisthefoodie Jul 8, 2014 09:21 AM

                Ruh roh, as Scooby would say. Renovation signs on restos make me nervous. Will keep a good thought.

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                  el_lobo_solo RE: dennisthefoodie Jul 8, 2014 04:57 PM

                  Really unclear since they appeared to be open yesterday.

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                    dennisthefoodie RE: el_lobo_solo Jul 10, 2014 06:38 PM

                    They *are* open. Passed by today and saw "open" sign on and door open. So all is well. For now.

              2. re: YVRChow
                grayelf RE: YVRChow Jun 15, 2014 08:20 PM

                Thanks for the details, I look forward to trying it soon. How many seats?

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                  el_lobo_solo RE: grayelf Jun 15, 2014 08:39 PM

                  4 tables of 4. I dropped hints that bringing back faluda during the hot days of summer will do the 'hood good.

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              betterthanbourdain RE: intelguy Jun 11, 2014 01:36 PM

              ELS, who is running and cooking at Waht Tee?

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              1. re: betterthanbourdain
                el_lobo_solo RE: betterthanbourdain Jun 11, 2014 03:04 PM

                Ko Ko and his family. They're friends of Bo (Bo Laksa) and Moe Moe (Joyceway)

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