Good family Burmese restaurant
Posted on 04 / 06 / 2014
Although not an institution like the more well-known Burma Superstar, you won't have to wait for a table at Burmese Kitchen, tucked in one of the city's last remaining low-rent areas (read: creative and inexpensive family restaurants), the Tenderloin, with a number of authentic southeast asian restaurants worth the trip down otherwise unsavory blocks. This one is in close enough proximity to civic center, you might combine a visit to Burmese Kitchen with a trip to the beautiful main public library, Asian Art Museum, or city hall.
It's a small restaurant but I've never had trouble getting a seat. The dishes you'll eat from are plain and plastic -- there's not attention to presentation here -- but the gorgeous colorful salads speak for themselves. The menu helpfully includes a label for all "vegan" dishes (of which there are many) although I believe there's one exception to watch out for, a dish made with egg noodles that is labeled vegan. It clearly says egg noodles in the description. I recommend ordering mostly from the first page; I believe the exciting and flavorful salads and noodle plates are the menu's highlights, while the "vegetables" section features simple curries and dishes that will fill you with goodness, but are not outstanding.
An interesting, affordable and delicious place.
Flavorful, Fast, Near city center and public transit hub
Main dishes a little plain, Neighborhood not the best