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Flavors of Burma, now available in Buffalo

The first dish of Burmese cuisine I've tasted in Buffalo has left me hungry for more.

At Sun International Foods, 1989 Niagara St., there's a few tables in the back of an Asian grocery. The incredibly (overly?) broad menu devotes most of its room to familiar Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese choices, then includes a few Burmese dishes, including "Burmese style egg noodle soup," with a name the menu spells "Ownno Koksware." (This looks like it.)

A small, $4.99, reminded me of a cross between Thai tom kha gai (chicken coconut milk soup with lime) and grandma's Indian broth. (If I had an Indian grandma.)

I got soft egg noodles submerged in a turmeric-scented broth, tender chicken, hardboiled eggs, cilantro, scallion, topped with fried shallots and crunchy rice noodles. Not spicy in the least. I added a dollop of sambal oelek and a dash of fish sauce and ate it all.

Welcome to Buffalo, Burma. Check out my Cheap Eats review of Sun International Foods in this Friday's Gusto.

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