Paratha with Coconut Chicken Curry – $12.00 – 9.5/10
Lamb and Potatoes Curry – $16.00 – 10/10
Coconut Rice – $3.00 – 10/10
[Bonus] Dessert – Gifted
Portion sizes: Excellent! They changed their packaging recently and the salad came in a gigantic container that we put into one of our large glass bowls at home for ease of mixing with the tamarind dressing. The lamb curry came in a large upright container, and the chicken curry came in a shorter upright container with 2pcs of paratha (fried, layered, flaky flatbread). I think they also gave us extra pieces of fried tofu <3
When Jacky went to pick up our order, the owner said that he’d just made dessert and that it had been a slow day, so he gifted us a carton of dessert too! I’m not sure what it’s called, but it tasted very creamy — almost milky, and had some coconut flakes sprinkled on top. To be served warm.
It’s potentially the shwe kyi cake listed on their website, which Google tells me is a sweet, Burmese semolina cake. Unfortunately I wasn’t a huge fan of the milky flavour but Jacky enjoyed it. I did like that it wasn’t very sweet though. Either way, it looks like we got a very large portion of it too. Huge thanks to Shwe Myanmar for their generosity!
Delivery service used: The restaurant’s own (free over $30). Date ordered: 27th June, 2020
Chicken Satay – $10.00 – 9.9/10
Pad See Ew Chicken – $12.50 – 8/10
Pineapple Fried Rice – $12.50 – 8/10
Thai Iced Tea – Free Gift <3 – 10/10
Okay so after we were quite put off from our last experience, we really went from ordering once a week to not ordering from them for an entire month… after which we decided we still wanted Thai food, and this place has been great 2/3 times, so we tried again.
Imagine our surprise when the delivery guy from the restaurant introduced himself as one of the chefs who worked there and gave us two free Thai Iced Teas as he’d read my reviews and learned that I had been disappointed last time. Awww! That was so nice of him. (First of all, wow, how did they know it was me?? Also, hello!!!! Thank you for reading my blog posts and reviews!)
Delivery service used:DoorDash Date ordered: 28th May, 2020
Crispy Yellow Tofu – $10.00 – 9.8/10
Shwe Myanmar Tea Leaf Salad – $12.00 – 9.5/10
Eggplant Curry – $12.00 – 9.8/10
Coconut Rice – $3.00 – 9.8/10
Portion sizes: Good. The eggplant curry was a little more substantial but the other dishes were sized for one portion… or it could have just been due to us being SUPER hungry that we pretty much wolfed the entire thing down.
This is one of our favourite restaurants and before the lockdown, Jacky and I used to eat there every other week. It’s a family-owned small business and the owner is so lovely. I feel like the portions are slightly larger in the restaurant, but perhaps it’s also because we go there so frequently they just see us and give us a little extra <3
That said, the crispy yellow tofu typically comes as 8pcs according to the menu, but we received12! I think it’s because some of them were ‘older’ and had been re-fried, but I really appreciate them giving us the extra pieces, and the re-frying made them even crispier. We love this dish; without a doubt it is the one item on the menu that we absolutely must order every single time.
Delivery service used: The restaurant’s own (free over $30) Date ordered: 9th May, 2020
Chicken Satay – $10.00 – 9.8/10
Pad See Ew Chicken – $12.50 – 9/10
Khao Pad Gai Tod – $13.00 – 9.5/10
See my review of the first 2 dishes in my previous review of this restaurant here. Yes, I did indeed order this the second I finished my review of the restaurant. Let that say something about my feelings for this place and those dishes lol.
Flavour: The Khao Pad Gai Tod was lush. That chicken… so succulent, so juicy, so perfectly crispy on the outside and so wonderfully soft on the inside… No wonder it’s a chef special. The fried rice complemented it well, though I found it mildly on the greasy side.
The description on the website says, “Deep fried boneless chicken over fried rice with egg, garlic white onion and tomatoes. Topped with cilantro and cucumber and served with sweet and sour sauce.” However, I did not find any sweet and sour sauce in our delivery bag or in the box, so perhaps they forgot to give that to us. (The sauce pictured belonged to the chicken satay.)
The tomatoes are actually a couple of thin slices of tomato placed between the chicken and the rice, presumably to stop the chicken from getting soggy sitting on the rice. I’m guessing they put the slices in there raw, and it then absorbs heat from the chicken so by the time it arrives at your door, it’s nice and soft while the chicken remains crispy. Smart.
Needless to say, the fried rice part consisted of rice fried with egg, garlic, white onions and scallions. There were no tomatoes mixed in the fried rice, thankfully.
As you can see, the photo was from taken from half way through. I was pretty much stuffed by this point, Jacky continued to eat a bit more haha.
Portion sizes: substantial! They really pack as much curry as they can fit into the container. The biryani came in a larger plastic tub. It’s definitely enough for 3-4 people… or 2 with very large appetites.
Flavour: yum!!!! Both of the curries were so full of flavour, creamy, cooked well. The chicken was tender and the veggies were soft (as I like them).
The goat biryani was dry, but we were going for that as the carb to eat with our curries. The goat meat was seasoned well and some pieces were so tender they fell apart on my fork when I tried to spoon it out.
I was particularly impressed that the garlic naan actually had a strong but not overpowering taste of garlic (my pet peeve is getting garlic naan where the garlic has clearly just been thrown on, and the rest of the bread does not have a hint of garlic taste). I loved getting a mouthful of the coriander to balance the richness of all the other dishes as well.
I think the yoghurt sauce is also there to cut through any potential heaviness or grease. I personally am not a fan of American dairy yoghurt but even so, I didn’t hate this one; it tasted refreshing and had more of a liquid consistency, but I didn’t have much because I did not find either curry too creamy or heavy. I’m not going to count that towards my overall rating because it was a bonus extra rather than something we ordered. Can’t knock free.