Burmese Grocery Store San FranciscoSan Francisco Burmese grocery store
Burmese leaf spring (Laphet, Lephet) - Coffee Teas - Burmese
I am a big admirer of Burmese tealeaf lettuce (Laphet choke, Leuphet tote, Tap path doc, among many other translations in English), which I met and fell in love with at the Mandalay Restuarant in San Francisco. However, my house in Santa Cruz County, California is too far from the next Burmese place to cater.
I am looking for a spring for tealeaves (laphet), so that I can make my own tealeafs. I asked in some Burmese diners; in one I was told: "We know this Burmese seaman, and when he comes to San Francisco, he will bring us a large stockpile". In another eatery, the employees said they had completely ignored the sources of their sheets, perhaps out of fear that I was a treasurer looking for Burmese outlaws.
Somebody get a spring for Burmese laphettee leaf?
Burmese Food at the Grocery Cafe in Oakland - a review
When you are not sure what kind of grocery store cafe is serving, the outside plate says it all. Head chef William Lue has a long story of serving Burmese cuisine in the Bay Area, beginning in the Richmond area of San Francisco in the same place that was finally taken over by the hugely beloved Burmese superstar, and more recently a little bit of boiling from a superstar chef cook.
However, last months he ended up in an odd place in a tranquil area of East Oakland and strangely enough was calling the Grocery Cafe because there are schemes to turn it into a part-time grocery store that sells Burmese goods. It was the first one that I attended a new Meetup Group hosted by East Bay Dishing, organised by my girlfriend Christina from the appropriately titled East Bay Dish Meallog.
The supper began with a pasta cooked with coconuts, named oono knaw sw. The only large meal in the dining room where our MeetUp group had din. There was a mixed group of guests for an genuine Burmese eatery, from family to friends looking for a drink and cuisine. It began with a tempting pasta noodlesoup ( "ono kiss swe"), which made everyone talk because of the roasted chick peas.
It was followed by a samuza and marinated vegetable, then the folk (and ceremonial) lettuce and lettuce. They were both fresh and crispy (the tealead had a little more peanut than I had elsewhere). They were not all successful (the salted and floury version of home-made pig meat), but others were satisfactory and revealing (such as the pasta with coconuts and the fresh lettuce with ginger).
Restuarant doesn't have a licence to drink, so it's still BTW. I' ve had a few favourites, beginning with the one o' cabbage swiss broth with the poise of the aromas of chocolate cream and the warmth in the broth and lettuce, which was invigorating with a definitive taste of it.
However, the Elamasala also consolated me with delicate mutton and wels (which was not necessarily the most favourite meal on the table), which had a certain South East Asiatic flavour that reminds me of this part of the globe (it is a flavour that is perhaps an aquired flavour for US eaters).
Head Chef Lue adds lemon to the green lettuce before it is served. It' my dish of lettuce and herbs. While I liked the lettuce better, the tealead definitely had an original Burmese flavour (albeit a little too much peanuts). or roasted pasta with chickens.
While Grocery Cafe may baffle you with its name, once you eat there you will know that you are getting a glimpse of the Burmese home of chef Lue. Cafe grocery store, 2248 Grocery store Ave 10. This is my shell of tamarinds sea fruits (or Burmese type cioppino). Traditional Asiatic Tapioka desert in creamy broth, but the other trimmings were uncommon (I have tried many pieces of yam).