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Three words: Mango. Garlic. Noodles.

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Plateful of yumminess

Plateful of yumminess

No matter how full I am, thinking about the mango garlic noodles at Nan Yang always makes me salivate.  Seriously, I have considered ordering 2-3 plates at a time, eating one (or more) of said plates, and bringing the rest home.  What appears to be a fairly simple mixture of mangoes, red onion, scallions, fried garlic and noodles results in surprising complexity as sweetness, spice, savoriness, and garlic “zing” hit your tastebuds all at once in a flavor explosion. I swear they put crack in the sauce; the noodles are that addictive.

Nan Yang is a Burmese restaurant that I’ve been to a handful of times.  Yes, the garlic noodles are stellar, but everything else is fairly standard.  It’s good, but nothing to write home about.  For instance, the last time I was there, JF and I ordered the mango garlic noodles and the curry eggplant.  It was good, but sort of dry… something that would be good as a side dish instead of the main entree.  Also, I don’t understand why it was served with black olives.  Is there some Mediterranean influence on Burma that I’m not aware of? Next time, I will implement the strategy of ordering 3 plates of garlic noodles.  Yay noodles!

Curried eggplant

Curried eggplant

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

3 thoughts on “Three words: Mango. Garlic. Noodles.

  1. wow, you must take me to this place next time i’m in the area

  2. @alittlewing: definitely!

  3. I ate there recently with a bunch of friends and every dish came with a few grapes on it. Maybe they just feel the need to have some small and spherical on the plate?

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