Cheap Eats 2008: Taste of Burma
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A Taste of Burma
Address: 126 Edds Lane, Sterling, VA 20165
Phone: 703-444-8510
Neighborhood: Sterling
Cuisines: Burmese
Opening Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 11 to 9:30; Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 10; Sunday 11 to 9. Closed Monday.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
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.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: To experience the crossroads of Indian, Thai, and Chinese food in a spalike dining room complete with warm hand towels on arrival, sunshine-colored walls, Burmese artwork, and sequined pillows.

What to get: Fermented-tea-leaf salad, an irresistible marriage of flavor and texture; triple-layer pork with a mélange of vegetables; ohnno kaukswe, a sweet and thick chicken-coconut-and-noodle soup; farluda, a layering of ice cream, custard, and noodles that looks like something Hello Kitty would order for dessert.

Best for: Anyone in the mood for bright and lively Asian flavors but bored with the usual Thai; couples looking for a romantic oasis in a strip-mall desert.

Insider tip: The kitchen is very accommodating, allowing substitutions and honoring requests that fat be trimmed from the triple-layer pork or that peanuts be left off a dish.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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