A Taste of Burma

126 Edds Lane
Sterling, VA 20165


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

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

Cheap Eats 2009: A Taste of Burma

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

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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