Finally got over to Burma Superstar last night. We were not disappointed! It was a fun excursion to Inner Richmond with friends from out of town. The cult following is extraordinary. We waited over an hour for a table on a cold San Francisco evening, but it was well worth it.
We had refreshing beers with ginger and lemon, hot vegetable samusa soup that warmed us up, crisp and crunchy green tea salad and surprisingly light roast calamari salad to start. Our main courses were a tangy mango and chicken stew, a very rogan josh-like lamb curry that was heavy on the cardamon and a shrimp and chicken biryani (Burmese casserole) with loads of nuts on top. The garlic noodles had what were totally superfluous pieces of pork in there, but were suitable for scarfing down with the chicken and lamb curries. The food is amazingly authentic and does transport one away. The Inner Richmond area has extraordinary diversity and is an overlooked gem for travelers to San Francisco. Do go check it out. If you are willing to sacrifice the atmosphere B Star Bar down the street has much of the same menu and does take reservations.
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