The simplicity of the dining room, other than a tree flowering bank notes (a traditional Burmese symbol of good luck) belies the enormous range of the cuisine on offer. Besides the blend of specialties, from Bamar, Shan, China and India, often heavy and always filling meat dishes, there are also treats, typically found at tea shops in Burma. Try the mohinga—usually a breakfast snack—rice noodles with minced fish, lemongrass, boiled eggs in a fish broth (best slurped down with a combination spoon and chopsticks). Or one of the thouqs, light and spicy salads of raw vegetables tossed with lime juice, onions, chilies and other spices. Mix it up with a spicy Indian appetizer to experience the restaurant and country’s little-known eclecticism.
Village Mingala (CLOSED)
|Venue name:||Village Mingala (CLOSED)||Contact:|
21 E 7th St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Thu 11:30am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Astor Place; R, W to 8th St-Broadway; L to 3rd Ave-14th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V|