Burmese Lunch with Tea Leaf Salad

If you've never had Burmese food before, it's a wonderful cuisine with flavors from Southeast Asia, China, India and even Africa. Perhaps the most well-known Burmese dish is the Lahpet--or Tea Leaf Salad. This dish is widely regarded as the country's national dish, and has great cultural significance. It is traditionally made with fermented tea leaves, which serves as both the flavor and texture base for the rest of the salad's ingredients (usually other vegetables, fried garlic chips, nuts, seeds and sesame).  The ingredients are presented separately, then mixed together for the table.

Let's have a unique lunch at NYC's one and only Burmese restaurant and experience a new way of enjoying camellia sinensis!

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  • Jing W.

    I am sad that I missed everyone and this super awesome event that Josephine put together. I had a family situation need to take care of last minute. But I'm glad that everyone enjoyed the time and food. A big shout out to Josephine lee again for organizing It solo! Would love to have it again!

    July 13, 2014

  • Yen Y. L.


    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Ronni

    Love that idea, Mary. Too funny

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Mary C

    I thoroughly enjoyed our time together everyone, thanks! Foodies and travelers, yeah. And the restaurant was good. I'm imagining us getting together on a cold autumn day or a snowy day for a High Tea session (with cukes and salmon for Ronni).

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Ronni

    I so enjoyed meeting all you guys. Conversation was great as was my shrimp dish.

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Kathy

    That was a lot of fun. Good food and good conversation. Thanks, and nice to meet you Josephine, Ronni, Mary, Yen and Philip.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Josephine

    I messed up my route coming here, so I'll be a bit late. Waiting for a cab right now. Reservations are under my name

    July 12, 2014

  • Philip

    Sorry might run little late...

    July 12, 2014

  • Leftonred 'Lefty' A.

    This will be a very long commute for me, 2 blocks :) If my schedule is free, I'll make it.

    July 6, 2014

    • Joan Iris E.

      I am about 5 blocks away; my commute is a little longer....

      July 7, 2014

    • Leftonred 'Lefty' A.

      I'm on East 71st. There's much going on in the way of Tea in our nabe.

      July 7, 2014

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