Another food post – I’ve been eating out a lot this week. Well, this was a pretty busy week, if you consider hanging out with friends legitimate reasons for being busy.
Today I went to Inle Myanmar at Marina Square with Angela. She’s been kinda raving about this place since the last time she went and I thought I might give it a try too. There aren’t many Burmese restaurants in the shopping malls in Singapore, so it’s quite refreshing. Supposedly. However, I was more disconcerted than refreshed after I was seated. The food items were so foreign. Even though the ingredients are Southeast Asian, they are combined in ways I never imagined. Too bad for me, since I’m such a picky eater, I didn’t try the more, for the lack of a better word, exotic things like the tea leaf salad. I stuck to familiar options. I took the rice set meal, which includes a main dish, rice, a side dish and a drink for $12.90. Affordable!
And I know we all like pictures:
Curry chicken. Which tastes nothing like the curry chicken I’m used to. It’s not spicy at all and I commented to Angela that the sauteed onions on top taste vaguely like nonya rice dumpling filling – and she agreed. I suspect this tastes like one of the nonya chicken dish.
Angela’s fried kway teow. Since she can’t eat seafood, the seafood is mine. I love this kway teow! I like it more than the pat thai from Thai Express! There’s a vague sour zing to it, and it’s a little spicy, it’s nice! Highly recommended!
Angela’s century egg salad. I don’t like century eggs, so I didn’t try. I guess if you’re a fan of that preserved black piece of crap you might like this salad. (As you can see I’m not terribly good at pimping things I don’t like.)
My seafood glass noodle salad. I know, I can get it at Thai Express too. But this has a more liquid dressing, and it’s not as crazy spicy as the one at Thai Express. So it’s good for people who can’t take too much spicy food (like me)!
Angela’s rose syrup dessert. The egg pudding in there is nice, but everything else is just like … chendol with bandung?
It was a nice dinner. I didn’t take a picture of the drinks, but I got myself a sour plum and calamansi drink while Angela had a Myanmar milk tea.
After dinner we shopped a bit and adjourned to Starbucks to just hang around. We doodled a bit on the napkins and I just had to take a picture of this amazing mythical creature Angela drew:
It’s a creature with the head of lemur, neck of a giraffe, shell of a tortoise and legs of a chicken. In Chinese mythology they would have called it the 四不像 (four-unlike, meaning a creature that’s made up of four other creatures and hence not totally resembling any of the four).
Alternatively, it’s simply Angela’s version of a tortoise, adorned with her famed chicken legs.
Anyway, if you are interested in Inle Myanmar, this is the official website.
PS: THIS IS WHAT YOU MISSED, SUHUI!