Cheap Eats 2012: Myanmar
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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.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Dunn Loring-Merrifield
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
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.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Cheap Eats 2012

Perfectly fried appetizers are a must at this minimally appointed Burmese spot. Choose nutty cubes of yellow chickpea tofu or earthy squash fritters served with a tangy tamarind sauce. A mouth-cooling shredded salad with green-tea leaf or ginger is a good prelude to a hearty chicken-and-potato curry or shrimp in a creamy coconut gravy with crunchy snow peas. Fans of Malaysian-style roti will love the just-oily-enough “thousand-layered” pancake—a tasty vehicle for soaking up those spicy sauces.

Also good: Pumpkin curry in sweet-onion gravy; cold Rangoon-style noodles; potato samosas; lentil fritters.

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