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Review: My partner and I came here for lunch around noon time and the place was packed. I wasn't surprised at all given the inexpensive lunch combo menu they had. Two of us shared a vegan combo-tea leaf salad, sautéed peas and onions with coconut rice-and a regular order of the golden tofu salad and the sour leaves with bamboo shoots. While most people seem to rave about the tea leaf salad, I preferred the tofu one. Burmese tofu is made with chickpea flour and has a jiggly but firm texture (kind of like a soft and smooth polenta). It was a unique dish, well spiced, and bursting with flavors. Definitely my favorite of the meal. The rice was also good with a lovely and pervasive coconut aroma. The sour leaves with bamboo shoots was a tad greasier than I would've liked, although still tasty. It did have a tart edge to it as suggested in the name, but pleasantly so and actually paired well with the earthiness of the sautéed peas. Serving sizes were adequate. However, if you get a combo, expect to have a lot of rice in relation to other contents, not to mention the combo menu was already quite limiting as to what you can choose. Many dishes were not included or cost extra. I guess it just wasn't meant to be shared. I kept wishing there were more peas and tea leaf salad on the plate. So, as long as you're not alone and decide to split everything, I think you'd be better off going for the normal portion. Your bill won't be much more anyway, since I don't recall anything over the $10 mark. Vegan options were clearly indicated and plentiful. Only minor issue was the décor - plain walls and simple furniture except in the bar area, which was somewhat ornate by contrast. Our table was slanted because the floor was. But then again, the food was delicious and the price was very reasonable. It really can't be beat!