This local award-winning restaurant is a hidden gem in Western Sydney.Burmese food is often put in the same bracket as Indian and Nepalese cuisine, in that respect I would describe it as the more the more Indian version of Nepalese.
FRIED SHRIMPS & ONION $7
4 almost birds nest-like structures made of onions that trapped baby shrimps. It is probably the best onion rings I’ve had. Not too oily, instead they are light, tasty and full of texture. A very good starter that wets the appetite.
MANDALAY MONT–DI $6
(Dish name might be wrong)
This dish is not for the faint hearted. If you have fallen in a pot of chilli when you were a baby, this is a noodle dish that you will enjoy. I would say that my spiciness threshold is quite high, this is deadly, even for chilli initiated. After a few spoons of this I submitted, it tasted unique almost had that Japanese curry flavour but was not tasty enough to make me go through the torturous burn.
SUN’S CHICKEN DANBAUK $11
This is the Burmese version of an Indian Biryani. Overall it is a very tasty rice dish. The moisture and rice was cooked Indian style – more dry. The hidden gem is the beautiful moist and delicious chicken hidden under that rice. The dish also comes with fried shallots to add crunchiness, a fresh pickled cucumber salad for that acidity kick and warm soup to form a truly complete meal at $11.
Hot tea is complimentary.
This local restaurant although remotely located in a local gem, that punches well above its weight in terms of value, authenticity and customer service. The value factor affects my rating quite a bit I admit but when you can feed a young family for under $30 (2 x Danbauk and 1 x Fried Shrimps) it’s difficult to find the alternative. I’d say it’s worth a try if you live within 20 minutes of this place but I would not drive further than that to try it out.