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A Taste of Burma

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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Asian, Burmese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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APPETIZER
House Special Sample Platter
Combination 3 of each, shrimp, squash tempura, pea fritters, fried tofu & samosa.
Crispy Fried Calamari
Fried calamari served with soy chili sauce.
Shrimp Tempura (PaZun Gyaw)
Served with soy chili sauce.
Golden Finger Tempura (Bu Thee Gyaw)
Crispy fried opo squash served with chili tamarind sauce.
Samosa (Golden Triangle)
Golden samosa filled with potatoes, onions, peas & carrots served with mint sauce.
Split Yellow Pea Fritters (Baya Gyaw)
Fried fritters served with mint sauce.
Fried Yellow Burmese Tofu (Tofu Gyaw)
Crispy chickpeas tofu served with chili tamarind sauce.
Harvest Spring Rolls (KawPyant Gyaw)
Crispy spring rolls filled with vegetables served with sweet chili sauce. Chicken, Vegetarian.
Rice Paper Summer Rolls
Fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper served with peanut sauce. Shrimp, Vegetarian.
Chicken Satay
Grilled marinated chicken skewers served with peanut sauce.
SOUPS
Classic Fish Soup
Minced fish cooked in lemongrass, garlic, onion topped with cilantro & fresh lime.
Hot & Sour Lemongrass Soup
Chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, lemongrass, onions & cilantro.
Wonton Soup
Pork wonton in chicken broth.
SALADS
Crispy Bean Sprout & Shrimp Salad (Pazun Gwet Gyaw)
Shrimp, beansprout, carrot, and onion dipped in tempura batter and fried until crispy, then topped with cabbage, cucumber, and cilantro. Served with our own tamarind chili sauce on the side. This is an absolute Burmese favorite as well as a favorite of our guests here at A Taste of Burma.
Fermented Tea Leaf Salad (Let Phet Thoke)
Pickled tea leaf, cabbage, tomatoes, sesame seeds, roasted peanuts, broad beans, and garlic chips, all mixed with seasoning. As far as salads go, it doesn't get more authentic then this.
Ginger Salad (Jin Thoke)
Pickled ginger with cabbage, tomatoes, sesame seeds, roasted peanuts, broad beans, and garlic chips, all mixed with our very own ginger seasoning.
Green Mango Salad (ThaYetThee Sane Thoke)
Shredded mango, cabbage, onion, cilantro, gram flour, crushed peanuts, and roasted chili flakes, all mixed with our tamarind garlic dressing.
Papaya Salad (ThinnBawThee Thoke)
Shredded green papaya, onion, tomato, gram flour, cilantro, crushed peanuts, and roasted chili flakes, all mixed with our own tamarind garlic sauce.
Chickpea Burmese Tofu Salad (PePyar Thoke)
Yellow tofu, cabbage, fried garlic, lime leaf, and roasted chili flakes, all mixed with our own tamarind sauce.
Grilled Beef Salad (AMe-Thar Thoke)
Grilled flank steak, fresh onion, tomatoes, basil leaf, cucumber, cabbage, and cilantro, all mixed with a chili and lime dressing.
Glass Noodle Salad (KyarZan Thoke)
Clear noodles, chicken, shrimp, cabbage, tomato, cucumber, fresh onions, and cilantro, all mixed with a chili and lime dressing.
Triple Layered Pork Salad (WetThar Thoke)
Roasted pork belly, mixed with cucumber, onion, cabbage, clantro, and tamarind sauce.
NOODLES
Gold Mountain Noodles (Shwe Taung Kaukswe)
Yellow wheat noodle, white meat chicken, egg, coconut cream, red oil, roasted chili flakes all hand mixed and served warm. Accompanied by cilantro, onion, and topped with fried noodles.
Mandalay Chicken Noodle (Nanji Thoke)
Thick rice noodle, white meat chicken, homemade red oil, ginger, garlic, gram flour, egg, cilantro, fresh onion, and chili flakes all make up this very traditional and authentic Burmese favorite. Hand mixed and served at room temperature.
PanThay Stir Fry (PanThay Kaukswe)
Yellow wheat noodle, onion, carrots, napa cabbage, and bean sprouts, stir fried in garlic, ginger, curry masala, and soy sauce.
Rangoon Night Market Noodles
Yellow wheat noodle, onion, carrots, napa cabbage, bean sprouts, broccoli, and Chinese celery stir fried in ginger, garlic, black pepper, and soy sauce.
Singapore Street Noodles (KyarZan Gyaw)
Thin rice noodle, onion, carrot, napa cabbage, bean sprouts, stir fried in curry masala, ginger, garlic and soy sauce.
Malaysian Style Drunken Noodles (Nyat Kaukswe)
Flat rice noodles with onion, napa cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, and broccoli, stir fried in ginger, garlic, and soy sauce.
Pad Thai
This traditional Thai dish is made up of rice stick noodle stir fried with basil, bean sprouts, carrots, and onion along with your choice of meat or select tofu for a vegetarian alternative. Served with a side of peanuts.
RICE
Coconut Rice (OhnHtaMin) with Chicken or Beef Curry
Jasmine rice cooked with onion and coconut cream, topped with bay leaf and fried onions. Served with white meat chicken in red curry sauce or our special slow-cooked beef curry.
Fried Rice
Jasmine rice, onion, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, and bean sprouts stir fried in soy sauce.
Side of Coconut Rice
Jasmine rice cooked with onion and coconut cream, topped with bay leaf and fried onions.
Paratha
Flaky flat bread. Paratha literally means layers of cooked dough.
Brown Rice
Steamed brown rice.
Extra Rice
serving of steamed Jasmine rice. Small, Large.
VEGETARIAN
Water Spinach Stir Fry (KaZoon Ywet)
Ong choy sautéed with garlic and oyster muchrooms.
Spinach with Pine Nuts (Hin Nu Nwe Ywet)
Fresh tender spinach, stir fried with garlic, pine nuts and raisins.
Stir Fried Spicy Eggplant
Eggplant, tomato, and cilantro, cooked in our onion-tamarind curry.
Green Curry Vegetables
A Thai favorite, green curry is cooked with coconut cream to give a sweet flavor, vegetables include bamboo shoots, zucchini, muchrooms, tofu, carrots, egg plant, and green beans. All cooked in a green curry paste.
Tamarind Vegetable Curry (TheeSone Hin)
Potatoes, green beans, cauliflower & eggplant.
Asian Pumpkin Curry (Shwe PayonThee Hin)
Asian pumpkin cooked in our onion-tamarind base with garlic and lemongrass.
Monsoon Sambar
Yellow split pea with mixed vegetables & tamarind sauce (South Indian style).
Tofu Puckled Mustard Green
White tofu with pickled mustard green, onion, cilantro, and chili. Stir fried with garlic and ginger.
SEAFOOD
Spicy Scallops
Scallops, string beans, garlic, ginger, and chili sauce, and red bell pepper all fried in a stir fry sauce.
Coconut Shrimp Curry
Shrimp, tomato, and bell pepper, cooked in our onion curry sauce with sweet coconut cream.
Mango Shrimp Curry
Shrimp cooked in our curry onion sauce with fresh and pickled mango, topped with green onion and red pepper.
Chili Shrimp
Shrimp, stir fried with string beans, red pepper, chili sauce, garlic, and ginger. Topped with almonds.
Shrimp and Asian Pumpkin (PaZun Shwe Payon Thee
Shrimp cooked with Asian pumpkin, and fresh lemongrass, in our house onion sauce.
Green Curry Shrimp
Shrimp, stir fried with bamboo shoot, mushroom, carrot, tofu, string bean, and zucchini in green curry with coconut cream sauce. Lime leaf for flavor.
Crispy Fried Fish
Tilapia or marinated catfish stir fried with onions, tomatoes, cilantro, sweet basil, soy sauce, and chili sauce. Also available mild.
Mango Catfish Curry
Catfish cooked in our onion curry sauce with fresh and pickled mango.
Fish Curry
Tilapia or catfish filet cooked with cilantro, eggplant in our onion curry and tamarind sauce.
CHICKEN
Chicken and Mango
Chicken curry cooked with fresh and pickled mango, topped with red bell pepper and scallion.
Stir Fried Curry Chicken
Chicken, cauliflower, potato, onion, tomato, carrot, and zucchini stir fried with curry and chili sauce.
Coconut Chicken Curry
Chicken curry cooked with coconut cream, topped with red bell pepper and scallion.
Green Curry Chicken
Chicken, stir fried with bamboo shoot, mushroom, carrot, tofu, string bean, and zucchini in green curry with coconut cream sauce. Lime leaf for flavor.
Chili Chicken (Kyat Thar Nga Yote Thee)
Stir fried chicken with onion, garlic, ginger, red bell pepper, chili sauce, and cilantro.
Sweet Basil Chicken
Chicken stir fried with string beans, onion, red bell pepper, sweet basil, ginger, and garlic.
Chicken Pickled Mustard Green
Stir fried chicken, pickled mustard green, onion, cilantro, red bell pepper, garlic, ginger and chili sauce.
GOAT/LAMB/BEEF
Lamb Curry
Marinated tender lamb meat slowly cooked with onion, garlic, ginger and chef's own curry spice.
Goat Curry (Siek Thar Hin)
Marinated tender goat meat slowly cooked with onion, garlic, ginger and chef's own curry spice.
Beef Slow Cook
Marinated beef, cooked with onion, garlic, ginger and lemongrass.
Beef Curry with Potatos (AMeThar ALoo Hin)
Marinated beef cooked in a flavorful onion sauce with potatos.
Beef Slow Cook with Coconut Cream (Ohnno AMeThar)
Marinated beef slowly simmered in thick coconut gravy.
Beef with Mixed Vegetables
Stir fried beef with assorted vegetables and onion in garlic soy sauce.
Green Curry Beef
Beef stir fried with bamboo shoot, mushroom, tofu, eggplant, and carrot in green curry with coconut cream.
Stir Fried Curry Beef
Beef, cauliflower, potato, onion, tomato, stir fried with curry chili sauce.
Beef with Sweet Basil
Stir fried beef with Asian eggplant, and sweet basil in hot chili sauce.
Mongolian Style Beef
Stir fried flank steak with onions, scallions, and fresh ginger.
PORK
Pork and Mango
Marinated pork cooked in a flavorful onion sauce with fresh mangos.
Pork Pickled Mustard Green
Stir fried pork with pickled mustard, onion, tomato, cilantro, with hot chili sauce.
Triple Layer Pork (Wet-Thar A Sat Gyaw)
Pork belly, stir fried with onion, tomato, cilantro, scallions, and red chili.
Pork with Vegetables
Stir fried pork with mixed vegetables.
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Reviewed December 15, 2019

We had dinner here Saturday night. This restaurant seems to be more a lunch place (buffet for USD 12). So, you would not expect a nasty hostess to make you feel as if you entered a special place. Instead it's down to earth 'sit where...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Good food, service and attitude suck!.. firstly get your staff together.. and make sure they can speak basic English.. or understand signs to get a coke when we ask them to! When u get the order wrong and expect us to say great service it...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019

The food at this restaurant was tasty but the service was pathetic. We were a party of 9 and as this was the first time we were trying Burmese food, we asked for recommendations and the owner said she can’t help with that as she...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

My family have fallen in love with A Taste of Burma restaurant. We first went there after seeing it and its chef/owner featured on a local public TV program. Our favorite dishes are: samosas; golden finger tempura; fried burmese tofu; tea leaf salad; golden mountain...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

If you are looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary in Sterling Virginia, try Taste of Burma. Although I have lived in several countries in Asia, I had never tasted Burmese food until I came back to Loudoun Virginia. It is an...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Found this place on Yelp while staying at Lansdowne Resort for a girls weekend. We ordered the tea leaf salad, the tofu salad, a veggie dish, and the Malaysian noodles all to share. Everything was delicious and the service was friendly. We would highly recommend...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

Food still excellent as long as one of the owners is in the kitchen but we have noticed a steady decline in service as they continue to hire newcomers who clearly have no experience necessary to serve a busy small restaurant. All the children, long...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

I went with my son to Sunday Dinner at about 6:30pm We ordered Samosas, Fermented Tea Leaf Salad, Chili Shrimp, and Mongolian Beef Samosa: Only 2 in the order. Nothing extraordinary. Was supposed to be accompanied by Mint sauce, but instead had something akin to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

When I’m in large metropolitan areas I enjoy trying new foods. TripAdvisor has some good reviews here. I had a great server and he assisted with my order. I ate the Yellow Split Pea Fritters, Gold Mountain Noodles, and Faluda. They were all excellent. For...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

If you like Asian food this place is a must try. We had samosas and ginger salad to start. Both were good, especially the mint sauce that comes with the samosas. I thought the gold mountain noodles were outstanding. My wife had the chicken curry...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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