[Chiang Mai, Thailand] - Burmese lunch @ Burmese Restaurant and Library

The name is something of a misnomer as I couldn’t spot any books.

Also while there’s quite a tome of Thai and other dishes the Burmese menu runs to one laminated page.

It was the Burmese dishes I was interested in and although they didn’t have one of my favourite dishes; Shan noodles there were enough dishes of interest.

I do love an egg curry (my local Burmese takeaway in London did an excellent one until it sadly closed down). This though was a duck egg curry. How could I resist? Very rich colour and flavour on the yolks. A very tomatoey gravy with a hint of shrimp paste. Very subtle on the spicing.

Chicken curry was like the egg curry also quite subtle but with a definite aniseed note from fennel or star anise.

No Burmese meal would be complete without pickled tea leaf salad. A bit shy with the tea leaves for my taste but the slight astringency worked well.

Nothing had overly assertive flavour or dominated anything else. Everything worked well together.


Burmese Restaurantand Library
Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200

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