Burmese cuisine was introduced to Loudoun County on January 1, 2006, when A Taste of Burma first opened its doors. Although a first venture for Chef Jona Davis and her partner Peter Thiha, this restaurant was warmly welcomed by the residents of Sterling. Since then, A Taste of Burma has been taking its visitors on a culinary journey through the valleys of Mandalay and streets of Yangon with its traditional Burmese cooking.
A Soon to be delivery service, take-out, and large kitchen lets this Burmese restaurant to feed and delight the folks of Northern Virginia six days a week for lunch and dinner. The menu brings over from the Golden Land, traditional appetizers, savory and succulent as well as beautiful soups and salads, and a wide variety of entrees, that also include a few Thai favorites.
A few outstanding selections from the entree menu include the Golden Mountain Noodles (Shwe Toung Kaukswe), made up of a mound of yellow wheat noodles tossed with garlic and ginger-stoked chicken and sweet coconut cream, and before it lands on the table, chef Jona Davis adds a squeeze of fresh lime and a sprinkle of cilantro, onion, and chili flakes. And finally it is topped with crispy rice noodles.
The fermented tea leaf salad introduces even more textural counterpoints. The pickled tea leaves, authentic and imported, are soft against the shredded cabbage, tomato, crisp sesame seeds, crunchy peanuts, and browned broad beans, golden garlic chips, tangy lime juice and other seasonings. “Its the best tea leaf salad I have had among the areas various Burmese restaurants.”