Once in a while when I'm sick of eating Malaysian food, I crave for something different. Being totally adventurous, I'm game for anything and have been looking for a Burmese restaurant for a long time. Even though this restaurant has been at Sogo for quite some time, I never noticed it until I was directed here by a Burmese friend who highly recommended it.
It was a good recommendation as we totally enjoyed the food here. The menu is quite extensive but we ordered a few favourites coupled with recommendations from the restaurant manager. First, we had the famous Burmese Laksa known as Mohingar (RM4). Expecting spiciness like our local laksas, we were surprised to find a mild curry sauce with fish, pumpkin and cut up vermicelli noodles. You are given freshly squeezed lime juice and chili flakes for additional flavour. Although it was mild tasting, we totally enjoyed it and slurped it all down.
The restaurant manager recommended us the Kalathar Curry Chicken (RM15) which was served with chunks of chicken and potatoes. Unlike the Mohingar, the curry taste here has a strong cumin flavour.
Our favourite was the Hilsa Fish (RM25) which is also strangely known as Forget Me Not in their menu. Even though it doesn't look too good in the pictures, believe me it tastes incredible. Imagine eating a large sardine with a delicious tomato based sauce. To get the texture of the fish and the soft bones which is edible, the fish is steamed in a huge pot for thirty minutes. This should be taken with lots of rice as it's incredibly more-ish.
For essential greens, we had their stir fried water spinach with mushrooms (RM10) which was not too oily and tasted really good.
If you wish for a change, give this a place a try as the prices are reasonable. Even the foreign workers dine here to sample a taste of their home country.
Lot 1, 6th Floor
International Restaurant Floor
Sogo Shopping Centre
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Tel No: 03 - 2694 2175
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Burmese Food + Kuala Lumpur