Cheap Eats 2009: A Taste of Burma
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 22, 2009
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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: A feast for the eyes and the palate. The setting, with tasteful prints and sculptures, is a respite from the strip mall outside, and the cooking—from carefully composed salads to slow-simmered curries—is just as exciting.

What to get: Batter-fried squash with a vinegary, spicy dipping sauce; fermented tea-leaf salad with garlic chips, dried broad beans, and lime dressing; chicken chili with a sweet-spicy sauce; stir-fried vegetables and pork belly offered with or without fat; farluda, a dessert of noodles and squares of custard in sweet, pink rose-syrup-infused milk.

Best for: Impressing a date or client on a tight budget. Warm hand towels and pretty surroundings make you feel as though you’ve gotten a free upgrade.

Insider tip: Lunch specials from 11:30 to 2:30 weekdays include rice and egg rolls.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner.

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