May 17th, 2012 / posted by paularath

There is so much exciting news from Myanmar (formerly known as  Burma) these days! A U.S. ambassador to Myanmar was named yesterday. There will be an American Embassy in Yangon for the first time in decades. This will undoubtedly mean more Americans will be traveling there. Best to go asap!

I visited Myanmar about four years ago and it still hangs onto my heart. It turns up as the subject of my paintings. Longing to return, I often meditate myself back to Inle Lake and Bagan.

I also love Burmese food and was happy to learn that this weekend there’s an opportunity to sample Burmese food at the  Lemongrass Cafe in Chinatown, located in the Pacific Gateway Center, 83 North King Street..

Burmese Chef Aye Aye Maw is presenting a five-course Burmese Pop-Up Dinner in the Cafe on Sunday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m.

The menu will feature Chips and Tomato-Cilantro Dip, Bayar-Kyaw (Lentil Fries), Parata and Chicken Potato Curry and Banana Cake for dessert.

Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the Lemongrass Cafe bar.

Dinner is $20 per person and reservations are required. Call 851-7010 or email

– Paula Rath


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