Hoongy ! •
21 Nov 2011 • 1941 reviews • 259 followers
I have generally avoided Myanmar food as I find it to be rather too strong in smell as well as being too oily, but on this evening, we wanted to celebrate a friend (from Shan state)'s baptism, and so that gave me reason to check out the restaurant.
First the setting. Interestingly, there is no strong fermented smell. The floor was a little oily, but the setting was otherwise surprisingly pleasant and lighthearted.
Down to the food, I decided to go with an individual set meal. I started with the Century Egg Salad ($3). This dish was a tad too oily for my liking and can be quite a heavy starter.
From the appetiser menu I also tried the Myin Khwa Salad ($5). Unlike the Century Egg Salad, this dish was a lot more lighter and refreshing - what I would expect from a salad made from Pennyworth leaves.
Another item I tried was the Assorted Fritters ($9) - which consisted of fried battered pennyworth leaves, onions and "gourds". The gourd used was something similar to cucumber except that it had a slightly "gooie" finish when you bite into it.
For my main course I had the Duck Curry ($7.50). It was essentially curried marinated duck drenched in oil. Found the meat to be a little too tough.
I also tried the Myanmar Fried Kway Teow ($6.90) from the main menu. I cannot differentiate this very much from regular kway teow, if you ask me.
Now for the final verdict of whether it was authentic, I asked my Myanmar friend to which she replied that the Shan Tofu is not the same as that served back at Shan State and she generally found the food to be tasteless. So that answers the question of authencity. But tasteless? I cannot imagine consuming anything stronger.