Cheap Eats 2009: Myanmar
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 22, 2009
Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats (2010)

Myanmar
Address: 7810-C Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: 703-289-0013
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Burmese
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Sunday noon to 9:30 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Dunn Loring-Merrifield
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Tea-leaf salad; ginger salad; shrimp-and-bean-sprout salad; gram-fritter salad; onho kaukswe; mohingar; chili belly pork
Price Details: Appetizers $5 to $7, entrées $8 to $11.

Why go: The Burmese cooking at this small storefront—soon to double in size—is ideal for palates on the lookout for the new. The intricate and layered salads are apt to cause table talk.

What to get: Crunchy cabbage-onion-and-cumin salad with gram-flour fritters; curries of pork or chicken with pickled fresh mango; naujee thoke, cylindrical rice noodles with bits of egg, chicken, chickpeas, and cilantro, tossed with fiery red-chili-flecked curry; onho kaukswe, coconut curry soup with fresh egg noodles.

Best for: A sojourn with food lovers that will have them raving.

Insider tip: Order several rounds of the flaky thousand-layer pancake. Fun to pull apart and eat on its own, it’s good for sopping up curries and gravies.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.

>> See all 2009 Cheap Eats restaurants here 

Subscribe to Washingtonian
Posted at 12:00 AM/ET, 06/22/2009 RSS | Print | Permalink | Washingtonian.com Restaurant Reviews