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June 08, 2005



Reid - Beautiful shots and desciption as usual! This time with action shots! Makes me soooo hungry!


Hi Reid!
Gosh, the lines are even longer these days but am soo glad you were in my old stomping grounds! Used to live on 11th and Lake so we'd walk up to Clement to pig out then hang out at the Green Apple and then finally to Toy Boat for late ice cream! You are right in that the staff at Burma Superstar are very nice indeed.


Burma Superstar has the yummiest Burmese food. Great choice! My friend introduced me to that hole in the wall a few years ago== that ti leaf salad is so yummy. If you're in the area- go to joe's ice cream on geary for the best green tea ice cream.


not sure if we have any burmese restaurant in KL but i've tried one in Hong Kong. my hubby's Brit colleague made the ordering. we find the fried rice tasted like popcorn hahaha... well not much impression other than that.


Hi Kirk,

Thanks for the compliment. The food here was quite good. I'd love to come back to try a few other things...

Just looking at the pictures again makes me hungry too!

Hi Lajja,

Nice to see you again!

The lines here were really long, but some of the return customers told me that it wasn't as bad as it usually gets!

There was a crepe shop across the street that looked interesting. If I didn't have dessert at Burma Superstar, I was going to have a crepe from that shop.

Hi a.i.,

Well, to tell you the truth, I never would have imagined that it was a small restaurant, especially after I viewed the website.

I have to agree with you about the tea leaf salad. It was delicious!

Lajja & a.i.,

Thank you both for the tips on dessert options. Those recommendations are going into my book.

Hi babe_kl,

I'm sorry you didn't like the Burmese food that you tried. Maybe it wasn't a really good shop? All of the people that I spoke with had good things to say about Burma Superstar. There's also another Burmese restaurant in SF called Mandalay. I want to try that place next time too.


Yummy..!! they all looked good.. Reid .. :)


Everything looks so goood...except maybe the platha.. maybe i'm used to the fluffier Indian version


Thanks for the pleasant scenes from my home town AND my old neighborhood (The Richmond). Sigh.....


Wow. Burma Superstar was the first restaurant I ate in when I moved to SF. I wasn't at all familiar with Burmese food (not sure I am now either) but I always remember it fondly. Thanks so much for the post and the pictures!


Hi MrsT,

They were mostly all good. The beef kebat was average though. =(

I had more hopes for that dish (I wanted it to be spicier!).

Hi Keona,

Yes, I think that I like paratha more as well. This was just a bit too thick for me.

Hi Mark,

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Miss home do you? Sorry I couldn't post more photos of my trip for you.

Hi Rachel,

Welcome to my blog!

This was the first time that I had eaten here and I found that it was nice. Thanks for the compliment on the photos. It's appreciated.

BTW...I'm not really familiar with Burmese food either. This was the first time that I've had it in years.


The rice dish that you ordered is called dum bout (not sure about the spelling). Being Burmese/Chinese I never went to Burma Superstar while in SF because I have tons of relatives that make that make the authentic Burmese food for me. :) My dad makes that dish really good and it takes about 2 hours to make that dish. If you're ever in Los Angeles, CA; a good Burmese restuarant is :
Romatic Steakhouse
119 E Valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776-3518


Hi Susy,

Thanks for visiting my site.

You're so lucky to be able to eat homecooked Burmese food while the rest of us had to suffer in line at Burma Superstar. I really enjoyed the food there and hope to eat at another Burmese restaurant soon. After my upcoming trip to Seattle next weekend, I have no other trips lined up until perhaps next year. Maybe I'll visit LA and try the restaurant that you recommended.

Thanks for the tip!

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