A Taste of Burma
Address: 126 Edds Lane, Sterling, VA 20165
Opening Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 11 to 9:30; Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 10; Sunday 11 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Split-pea fritters; shredded ginger salad; marinated pork with fresh mango; pork belly with cilantro and red chilies; shrimp and pumpkin stew; chicken with coconut cream; farluda; tea-leaf salad; ohnno kaukswe.
Price Details: Starters, $4.95 to $14.95; entrees, $7.95 to $13.95.
Gilded tapestries, creamy walls, and gently attentive service create a tranquil atmosphere in which to enjoy a flaky samosa or crunchy fermented-tea-leaf salad. We delighted in the fragrant coconut rice with chicken curry—the fruit is more subtle than in most Thai dishes, and the texture recalls Indian curries. Tangy Asian eggplant in a sticky brown sauce and stir-fried beef with sweet basil woke us from our reverie with a bright slap of spiciness.
Also good: Burmese ginger salad; fried appetizer sampler with tempura shrimp and squash, chickpea fritters, and veggie samosas.