In a narrow dining room adorned with hand-painted murals of pagodas, Cafe Mingala adeptly serves sumptuous portions of Burmese food, which is influenced by Indian, Chinese and Thai cuisine. Golden fried triangles of delicate pastry filled with curried potatoes make great starters, as does the mango salad, with fresh and pickled slivers of the fruit. Chewy, oversize dumplings, called phet-htoke, burst with pork and shrimp in a basil sauce, while crispy thousand-layer bread steeped in sweet coconut milk makes a compelling dessert.
|Venue name:||Mingala Burmese||Contact:|
1393B Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 72nd and 73rd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 68th St–Hunter College|
|Price:||Average main course: $10. AmEx, MC, V|
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