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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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Single Serving: Spicy Seafood Salad at Koo Zee Doo in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

Single Serving: Spicy Seafood Salad at Koo Zee Doo in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

by James Boo April 11, 2012

What exactly makes a meal memorable? The New York restaurant scene is full of concepts, plates and experiences that are mostly devoid of personality. Going on my fourth year in the city, I still have the gnawing feeling that New York restaurants are often more […]

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Single Serving: Grilled Spicy Beef Salad at Pure Thai Cookhouse in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan

Single Serving: Grilled Spicy Beef Salad at Pure Thai Cookhouse in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

by James Boo January 25, 2012

Pure Thai Shophouse has changed its name at Chipotle’s behest, but superior cooking – not to mention a fiercer chili – continues unabated at what is one of New York’s best thai restaurants. Pure Thai’s menu, especially its lunch menu, offers a variety of “snacks” […]

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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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Salad Days

Salad Days

by James Boo May 24, 2011

20-year-old me wouldn’t believe how much salad I eat. Then again, 20-year-old me wouldn’t believe how much pizza and fried chicken I eat. I know plenty of people who can plow through rich foods as if their arteries piped butterfat, but my body needs fairly […]

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