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Anyone familiar with Burmese (Myanmar) cooking?

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Had a meeting with the President of the School the other day and every year at the end of the semester we do plated dinners for the Board of Trustees and other big wigs they decide to bring in. So we're sitting there and he just tosses it off "yeah let's go ahead and do burmese" and in my head i'm like "yeah okay, sure, i'm from burma....no" so i take it to you guys. I'm looking for basic flavor profiles and ingredient combinations anyone?

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If I remember correctly, there is a thread on egullet where some people cook a lot of the dishes from the book "flavors of burma".
Hope that helps....

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First to answer your question, Thank God we have the internet now. I'm sure a local bookstore or two would have a cookbook on Burmese cooking. Unfortunately I don't have any idea what constitutes Burmese cuisine. That is certainly an interesting  challenge. Perhaps there is someone on campus, a student perhaps, who is from Burma or a nearby country who could explain in more detail. 

 

     I am curious though about the politics of your meeting. He's (or she) the President of the school so clearly not someone you piss off. But is it not possible to ask for further clarification or say "Here's a better idea". Can there be no back and forth or some exchange of thought on the subject? I mean if they said "Hey, lets do cannibalism this year", I imagine you would  be able to point out the inherent problems with that. Is that not an option? 

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Oh believe me we (my GM and I) objected in a polite way and gave him some of our own ideas, but he just kind of looked through us to the wall I guess cause he just was like "Well okay so for the Burmese night we'll do blah blah blah." I thought it was hilarious in my head actually, must be nice to be in that kind of position of power lol.

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It wasn't egullet but try this link: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/903214

 

I have had a couple of Burmese dishes and I quite like them. But then, I like SE Asian food in general

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