Food

Cheap Eats 2010: Burma Road

100 great places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: After enjoying standard-setting Burmese soups, salads, and curries in a white-tablecloth setting with excellent service, you’ll be even happier when you get the check.

What to get: Pickled-tea-leaf salad and ginger salad, filled with crunch, tang, and spice; fried head-on shrimp over batter-fried greens; coconut noodle soup with chicken; nan gyi thoke, noodles with chili sauce, cilantro, and chicken; mohinga, a fish-based soup; jumbo shrimp in onion-and-tomato curry; stir-fried pork with sour mustard greens.

Best for: A classy date night.

Insider tip: Each page of the menu has Chinese dishes on the left and Burmese on the right. The Burmese are more interesting.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.