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.