True meals journey with plenty of ‘yum’
Village-style beef curry… sluggish cooked with flavours of lemongrass and lime leaves. Picture: Wendy Johnson
Prawn spring rolls… mild and crispy, with the plump prawns cooked completely. Picture: Wendy Johnson
Spicy, crispy zucchini… deep-fried battered zucchini with lime leaves and home made chili jam. Picture: Wendy Johnson
Tea leaf rice with rooster… barely smoky rice with crispy blended nuts sprinkled on high and pickled tea leaves. Picture: Wendy Johnson
THIRTEEN kilometres north of the town, within the coronary heart of Casey, is a brand new restaurant effectively well worth the journey (if you happen to don’t stay within the space, that’s).
Myanmar Nook is pleasant and a real meals journey, with the menu altering each three months.
Homeowners Aye and Ko, who ran Sukothai and Pink Hill Tea Home for a lot of moons, have popped up in Casey with an inspiring menu celebrating the colourful flavours, colors and textures of Indian, Thai and Chinese language cuisines.
That common phrase “yum” utilized to each dish we ordered on our first (however not final) go to.
Our Myanmar Nook foodie journey started with prawn spring rolls ($9 for 3, though the restaurant fortunately added an extra so we may have two every). They had been tremendous mild and crispy on the skin and the plump prawns on the within cooked completely.
A stunner of a dish, effectively price ordering, is the tea leaf rice with rooster ($20). The rice was barely smoky and mesmerising. Textures included crispy blended nuts sprinkled on high and the pickled tea leaves had been attractive. To not be outdone, the rooster was moist and tremendous crispy.
We love slow-cooked goat, however Myanmar Nook was already out of that dish, which led us to order the village-style beef curry (any dish labelled “village fashion” is promising in our books, $23). It was deep and sophisticated, and the lemongrass and lime leaves made their presence recognized. The meat was sluggish cooked and melted within the mouth. We soaked up the extreme, thick gravy with delicate items of fluffy roti.
My pal is cautious of what she calls “gudgy” dishes (which implies mushy … assume overcooked eggplant). She was interested in the spicy crispy zucchini ($25), holding her breath that each one can be good. It was a stunner of a dish, visually and on the style scale. The deep fried battered zucchini was agency and crispy. As soon as once more, lime leaves featured, and the home made chili jam rocked it.
Myanmar Nook’s décor options wealthy royal blues and golds, with beautiful pictures hung alongside one wall. Mild wooden sq. tables and basic Bentwood-style chairs add to the open, ethereal really feel.
Service was excellent and the employees had been visibly enthusiastic about serving tasty meals, together with delicate soups, stimulating stir fries, different wealthy curries and Myanmar specialty dishes.
The menu comes by means of on its promise to take diners on an “journey to the market meals stalls and bustling tea retailers of Yangon, Mandalay, Mawlamyine and lots of different locations”.
Myanmar Nook is BYO, however there are many locations to purchase wine close by. The restaurant gives two ranges of banquets – $40 per individual or $60 per individual (minimal 4 folks).
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Ian Meikle, editor