We were visiting our friends Jocelyn and Barry in Oakland, California and they suggested that we try this Burmese restaurant for dinner one night. That was a great recommendation.
I had never been to a Burmese restaurant before; so I was really looking forward to going to dinner at the Burma Superstar. We got there fairly early, around 7:00 o’clock and the place was already packed. We were fortunate and were able to get seated without too much of a wait, but if you have to wait, please do so. You will not be disappointed.
Our friends suggested that we start with the Tea Leaf Salad (vegetarian style), so we ordered a portion big enough for us all to share. I highly recommend that you try this salad. It is absolutely fabulous! They say they go to Burma to get the tea leaves for this salad. Hey, I don’t know about that; but what I do know is that it was a medley of flavors dancing around in my mouth. Yummy!
We each ordered something different for our main courses. Well almost, as Barry and I ordered the same main course, Fiery Tofu with Vegetables. I was looking for something spicy and this was a great choice. The dish is made with their own special “sweet heat” sauce and it is really, really good. We ordered Jasmine rice to accompany our main course. Well, what can I say, I just couldn’t stop eating it. The ladies offered us samples of their main courses, and they were also very good, but the Fiery Tofu, now that’s the dish!
The Burma Superstar offers wine, beer, and other beverages. I ordered a glass of beer from a local micro-brewery; which went perfectly well with the spices in my main course.
If you get out to Northern California, please be sure to go to the Burma Superstar. They have three locations in the Bay area to serve you. Many thanks to our friends Jocelyn and Barry for a great evening and a lovely stay in Oakland, California.Burma Superstar 4721 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 Telephone: (510) 652-2900 Website: http://www.burmasuperstar.com