Crispy Watercress Salad: Fresh Watercress Fried and Topped with Garlic, Thai-Pepper, Lime Juice, and Coriander in a Basil Dressing
Spicy String Beans: String Beans Stirred Fried in Garlic, Hot Pepper, and Spices
Northern Burmese Noodle: Stir Fried Noodles with Shrimp, Chicken, Scallions, Bean Sprouts, and Spicy Seasonings
FACTS: Located in Chinatown, Philadelphia
“Burmese? Hmmm… What could this possibly taste like? And, where exactly is Burma located?” These were just a few of the questions racing through my head after learning about Lloyd’s interest in dining here. However, after reviewing the menu, along with trying the food, I found an undeniable Thai and Indian influence.
We started off with a “crispy” watercress salad, which actually turned out to be synonymous for “fried.” Lloyd really liked this dish a lot. However, because of my aversion to certain spices/cuisines, I wasn’t nearly as excited about this meal as he was, despite how flavorful everything was. That being said, I didn’t enjoy the spicy string beans or the Burmese noodle dish as much as he did either.
While I wouldn’t ever dissuade anyone from visiting this restaurant, I’m definitely not in a rush to return any time soon. But, in all fairness, I’m sure that Lloyd would be more than happy to.
QUICK TIDBIT: Be sure to check out their extensive menu: http://www.rangoonphilly.com/