7810-C Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Burmese
Open Tuesday through Sunday noon to 9:30 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Dunn Loring-Merrifield
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
Tea-leaf salad; ginger salad; shrimp-and-bean-sprout salad; gram-fritter salad; onho kaukswe; mohingar; chili belly pork
Appetizers $5 to $7, entrées $8 to $11.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Why go: This unassuming cafe doesn’t have much decor, but the well-executed Burmese cooking—a meeting point for Chinese, Indian, and Thai cuisines—is a riot of textures and flavors.
What to get: Onho kaukswe, a coconut-based chicken soup; lentil fritters studded with onions; warm salad with house-made tofu, fried garlic chips, and chili flakes; three-alarm-chili pork belly with onion and ginger; paratha, a thin pancake for sopping up curries; spicy broth of tofu and pickled mustard greens.
Best for: Palates fond of spice and looking for something different.
Insider tip: If you’re sensitive to spiciness, you can ask the kitchen to dial down the heat. For those who want more fire, chili condiments are on the table.
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