My sister has been telling me about a place that serves decent Myanmar food. Curious and since I happen to be free, I decide to drop by for lunch with my sisters.
Inle Myanmar Restaurant is located in Peninsula Plaza and I think there are more than 2 restaurants serving Myanmar cuisine though my sister told me the other restaurant that serves cheap but equally good or better food has closed.
Anyway I reached the restaurant around 12.30pm with my sisters and the restaurant seems to be half full. My sister recommended a couple of dishes and we ended up ordering 2 main dishes, 2 appetizers and 2 drinks to share.
The Tea Leaves Salad Mix ($6) is actually a very refreshing and appetizing appetizer. I was initially quite hesitant when I saw a lot of unknown ingredients (to me) but my sister kept insisting and I am glad I did. It is very crunchy and it feels like I was munching on chips.
The Crispy Tofu ($6) didn’t impress me a lot. It is not literally sliced tofu and deep fried. Rather it seems like minced tofu and wrapped with another thin layer before it is fried. Luckily it tastes a little bit better with the gravy provided.
My sister and I shared a Butter Flavoured Rice with Chicken Curry ($8.50) and the chicken is really tender and easy to peel away. Not much difficulty encountered when eating it using a spoon and fork. The rice came with fried spring onions and I mixed it in. This ends up making it very crunchy and I could hardly discern the taste of the rice. I tried my sister’s portion of rice which didn’t have the onions, and there is only a very light hint of the butter. The rice is also the slightly soggy version. I like the curry which came with the chicken. It is unlike any other curry I tried and it is not spicy too.
Glass Noodle Dish
My sister ordered a noodle dish ($7) and I would say it is an acquired taste. I didn’t like it very much. But she thinks it’s nice. So there you go. Taste is subjective.
We got the Myanmar Milk Tea ($3+) and it tastes like the Yin Yang (tea + coffee) drink at Chinese restaurants. The tea is very overpowers the milk, thus resulting in a more potent tea taste.
Overall I had say I am not very impressed by the food and the total bill came up to $33+. Still it is worth a try.
Butter Flavoured Rice with Chicken Curry Other Ratings: