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Cheap Eats 2010: Burma Road
100 great places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Rina Rapuano, Kate Nerenberg
Comments () | Published June 10, 2010
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Burma Road
Address: 617 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: 301-963-1429
Neighborhood: Gaithersburg
Cuisines: Burmese, Chinese
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 10:30 PM, and Sunday 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Pickled-tea-leaf-and-ginger salad; coconut noodle soup with chicken; mohinga (fish soup); shrimp with onion/tomato curry; fried shrimp over batter-fried greens; stir-fried pork with mustard greens; noodles with chili sauce, chicken, onions, and cilantro.
Price Details: seafood & meat dishes below $15; appetizers between $1.25 and $5.50

Why go: After enjoying standard-setting Burmese soups, salads, and curries in a white-tablecloth setting with excellent service, you’ll be even happier when you get the check.

What to get: Pickled-tea-leaf salad and ginger salad, filled with crunch, tang, and spice; fried head-on shrimp over batter-fried greens; coconut noodle soup with chicken; nan gyi thoke, noodles with chili sauce, cilantro, and chicken; mohinga, a fish-based soup; jumbo shrimp in onion-and-tomato curry; stir-fried pork with sour mustard greens.

Best for: A classy date night.

Insider tip: Each page of the menu has Chinese dishes on the left and Burmese on the right. The Burmese are more interesting.

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