Food Porn Friday | Burma Superstar | Oakland

Friday, May 13, 2011


To make up for yesterday's lack of post {Blogger was down, bad bad boy}... 

Feast your eyes on this!!! Burmese cuisine indicative of its neighboring influences (including India, China, Laos, and Thailand) with spices and seasonings showcasing the entire lay of the land. Mix 'em all together and what to you get? Bold, robust, over-the-top spectacle of what it's like to eat like a Burmese superstahhhhh! Too bad you can only get it in the Bay....boooo! 


Burmese Samusas with Chicken: Burmese raviolis hand wrapped and filled with curry spices, potatoes, deep fried, and served with their house special sauce


Tea Leaf Salad: "Yes, they really do go to Burma to get the tea for this salad, and it's worth the trip". With textures from fried garlic and peanuts made magical with tableside tossing.


Rainbow Salad: Salad made with 22 different ingredients. Four types of noodles, green papaya, tofu, onions, dried shrimp, (or vegetarian) and a tamarind dressing. Yumchi!!! I could have this every day vs. the more popular Tea Leaf Salad (a bit too nutty).

Classic Burmese Chicken Casserole with Cardamom Cinnamon Rice
Braised chicken leg (on the bone) and shrimp buried in a claypot and baked with biryani rice, raisins, and nuts. My fave! Almost like a Burmese style paella...and I lovelovelove paella!


Spicy and Crispy Chicken: Deep fried chicken breast in a sweet, tangy, and spicy sauce with chili and garlic. Almost akin to chinese orange chicken, only I've had much, much better. Heavy handed on the sauce made for soggy chicken.


Burmese Style Curry with catfish: Burma SuperStar's speciality curry made with tomatoes. Tastes like it looks, a big pile of mush. Pass.


Mango Shrimp: Stir fried shrimp with fresh mangos in a light chili sauce. Just ok. Nothing extraordinary.


Garlic Noodles with prawns: Flour noodles with fried garlic, scallions. Similar to pad thai without the tamarind flavoring.


Coconut Rice: Aromatic jasmine rice cooked with coconut milk and topped with fried onions. Soooooo good! I'm not much of a rice eater (yes, I'm Asian!) but this simple concoction was soooo fragrant it had me shooting balls of rice in my mouth even after we'd taken it togo. Yummmmmers!


Platha: Indian influenced pan fried layered bread. Super oily, super scrumptious...with a texture and flavor very similar to Chinese scallion pancakes. 


Dried Fried String Beans: Stir fried string beans, garlic, and chili sauce...Super salty! My girls love their string beans so we literally had it in every joint they served it in...Tell 'em to lay off the salt if you're ordering the dish.


Pumpkin Pork Stew: Tender pork stew slow cooked with kabocha squash and ginger. Another one of my faves! Always order a curry dish when dining at an East Asian establishment...you can tell a lot about their cuisine by how well they make curry. This one, light and mild, tops a lot of my go-to-curry-lists.


Braised Duck with BoyChoy: Savory slices of tender duck in a sweet garlic and wine sauce. A-ok, I'm not a total fan of duck, but devoured the bokchoy.


How can you say no to that adorable face???

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars!
Muy delicioso save for some of the passable dishes (Catfish curry, spicy chicken, mango shrimp, braised duck)...Everything else is a HIT!!!
*Thanks for the recommendation Jen Ky! We loved it!!!*

(they have 3 locations, another in Alameda and SF)
4721 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 652-2900

Hope everyone enjoys a slaphappy sunny weekend!!!
TGIF!!!

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22 comments

  1. That salad--such colorful veggies!!! I want that sooo bad!!!

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  2. mmm,what a food! love asian food

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  3. oh damn girl, this makes me incredible hungry. the food looks so delicious and overwhelming. just fabulous

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  4. You just made me very, very hungry! Love all the dishes. I am going to try the chicken one day next week.

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  6. yummy...i off to the kitchen now.

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  7. Oh my, this food looks incredible.

    xx

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  8. this makes me so hungry, every dish is so beautiful and delicious looking. i'm always looking for new ways to dress up salads, these ones sound delicious! <3shelby

    www.makemesparkly.blogspot.com

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  9. YUMMI! good delicious foods!

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  10. All this food looks amazing. xoxo

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  11. Looks really delicious! :)

    XX Trine
    http://storyofacloset.blogspot.com/

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  12. i am salivating over these pics! looks amazing!

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  13. OMG this looks so delicious, i love burma superstar and have only had the one in SF. your photos are amazing!

    ~Fae
    http://www.rosypop.com

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  14. ohhh the food looks soo yummy! ive been scrolling through your blog (trying not to sound creepy) and i love your ootds. i love the see through blue tights! :)

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  15. My mouth literally started watering when I saw the Tea Leaf Salad, and then all the meats to follow looked equally amazing! I'm hungry now! I love food, and posts like this. Thank you so much by the way for your sweet comment on my recent post, really made me smile. :)

    xo
    Rachel

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  16. that face is indeed adorale:) and the food looks devine! it looks so delicious and yummie!! im hury already!

    xoxo
    Farah from Fashionfabrice

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  17. Mmm... looks so yummy! Unfortunately I wouldn't be able to eat those dishes with nuts (I'm allergic) but everything else looks great. I don't think Vancouver has any Burmese restaurants. Guess a trip to Cali is in order!

    xo, alison*elle

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  18. yumm the food makes me super hungry, great shots. and asparagus- love it, one of my fav veggies :D

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  19. OH MY GOSH. These look delicious! I'm heading out to lunch and a matinee in a moment with a friend and now I wish we had this restaurant to stop in at! Delish!

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  20. wow that food is making me drool!

    xx
    brittany

    campcurfew.etsy.com

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  21. oh, i'm so glad you got to try it & even happier you liked it!

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  22. Oh my god. This all looks so delicious.

    XX,
    Jenny

    PS.: Thank you for your comment. Maybe we could follow each other.

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