Sunday, March 29, 2009



Moo Hin Nga (Cat Fish Noodle Soup) - Fish chowder with rice noodle, ground catfish, onion, garlic, and cilantro - better than Larkin Express.
Chin Hin Yee (Burmese Hot and Sour Soup) - too sour and one dimensional.
Tea Leaf Salad (Lap Pat Thut) - o.k.
Rainbow Salad (Lat Thut Song) - great balance of ingredients, tasty dressing, fresh and light.
Chin Mong Jaw with Shrimp - Burmese style sour vegetables sauteed with green chili, prawn, and bamboo shoots - unique sour flavor remind me of a particular collard green preparation.

Spicy Eggpant with Dried Shrimp
Traditional Shrimp Biriyani Rice
Burmese Style Curry Lamb
Burmese Style Curry Chicken - more flavorful than the lamb, but not notable.
Burmese Style Fish Cake Curry - fish cakes were salty, but curry was fine.

Nan Pia Dok (Flat Noodles Chicken Curry) - good noodles, cooked perfectly blended well with the curry.
See Jyet Kaukswer (Pork) - simple noodles with a bit of fried pork and a little kick at the end.
Palata - excellent.

Get again:
Rainbow Salad, Nia Pia Dok, Palata, also good: Moo Hinga Soup. Next time try another soup and a tofu dish.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Taiwanese in Cupertino

Seaweed and Bean Sprout in Garlic Vinegar Sauce
- good vinegar and garlic kick.
Scallion Pancake - standard.
Beef Tendon with Garlic Sauce - o.k. tendon is in large pieces, but flavorful.
Pan Fried Beef Bun - like a large potsticker with a ground beef and chinese chive filling, just o.k. if a bit greasy.
Taiwanese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup (thin noodles) - yes, a decent version very much like the salty soy saucy type in Taiwanese night markets.
Homestyle Bean Curd - with pieces of pork, very homey.

Overall it's home-style cooking. Authentic, but just o.k. quality-wise. Decent for a very inexpensive meal. Next time try the wide noodles or maybe just try Guang Dong across the way.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Oregon Trail Dinner

Inspired by the early pioneers of the wild west, as remembered by 80's video gamers.


Vegetable Barley Duck Soup
- root vegetables and a few pieces of duck that a pack of albino coyotes left behind.
Foraged Salad -
rumoured to have been foraged in our very own Golden Gate Park.
Sea Beans
Duck Fat Fries with Truffled Sea Salt
Braised Carrots with Parmesan
Braised Oxtail
Lemon cornmeal cake with crushed blueberry sauce
Yogurt Cake