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Mission of Burma: An Exploration of Burmese Food in San Francisco

Mission of Burma: An Exploration of Burmese Food in San Francisco

by Zach Mann January 10, 2016

We Are Burmese If You Please — Jun 22, 2011 The middle-class white person is a fickle eater. We can be picky about our special diets, about unfamiliar ingredients, about foods that our palates might insist are too greasy or too salty, and we can […]

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Mission of Burma San Francisco

Mission of Burma San Francisco

by Zach Mann January 14, 2013

This post is retrospective (not a ranking) on six Burmese restaurants in San Francisco. Since completing the series, Zach has left the Bay Area for the broader pastures of Los Angeles, where he continues to write for The Eaten Path. Some friends and I were […]

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Burmese Two Ways

Burmese Two Ways

by Zach Mann June 26, 2012

This story is fifth and last in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. I’ve lived in Santa Monica a week now. Yet the other day, as I sat in a coffee shop, in walked a handsome man in his mid-thirties, designer sunglasses, with […]

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Single Serving: Tohu Thohk at the 5th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

Single Serving: Tohu Thohk at the 5th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

by James Boo June 5, 2012

I haven’t the slightest clue when I’ll see this food again. Maybe on a summer’s day in eastern Myanmar. Maybe during an especially ambitious session in my kitchen. Maybe at next year’s Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation Food Fair, a smörgåsbord of home-cooked Burmese food that joyously […]

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From Here to Myanmar

From Here to Myanmar

by Zach Mann November 11, 2011

This story is fourth in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. What is Burmese cuisine? The question is problematic. I’ve been asking it for over a year, and I know as little about the topic now as I did when I first moved […]

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The Search for Little Burma

The Search for Little Burma

by Zach Mann July 27, 2011

This story is third in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. When tourists come to San Francisco, they eat Chinese food in Chinatown. There’s nothing wrong with that. Chinatown is a cool place, and there’s good food there. However, it isn’t too bold […]

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A Dinner Too Far

A Dinner Too Far

by Zach Mann July 7, 2011

This story is second in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. When the number 38 bus reaches Geary and Third late on a Saturday night, I don’t have to look up to know I’m almost home. Every girl in a skirt and every […]

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We Are Burmese If You Please

We Are Burmese If You Please

by Zach Mann June 22, 2011

This story is first in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. The middleclass white person is a fickle eater. We can be picky about our special diets, about unfamiliar ingredients, about foods that our palates might insist are too greasy or too salty, […]

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Shooting for the Superstars

Shooting for the Superstars

by James Boo January 5, 2010

When I tell people I’m going home for the holidays, I mean to say two things: 1. I’ve booked a flight to Los Angeles. 2. Once I’m in Los Angeles, I’ll get the Hell out and make tracks for the East Bay. 3. My appetite […]

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