Burma Superstar’s vegetarian samusa soup is a hearty concentration of all the many flavors and cultures Burmese cuisine harbors in its tasty heart. This soup has so many spices and components (falafels and samusas) juxtaposed into one singular flavor that pinning down its ingredients by taste alone proves to be a feat. Gastrodamus swore it had traces of za’atar in it, to me it brought to mind more Indian and Polynesian comfort food to mind. Either way, we both managed to finish off the entire bowl with smiles on our faces and fishbowl tummies.
If you ever find yourself in San Francisco and seriously want to step out of a cuisine rut, you must go to Burma Superstar and order their tea leaf salad. Let me just put this out there, I HATE tea; can’t stomach it or smell it near me (yack!). But the combo of peanuts, treated Burmese tea leaves, sesame, fried garlic bits, and dried shrimp take this seemingly simple salad into unexpected recesses of your palate.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH bread pudding! It’s my kryptonite, I can’t NOT order it whenever I see it on a menu. Sure giving in and eating the entire thing will make my zipper embed itself into my lower tummy creating a Frankenstein-like scar when I take them off later that night, but I’ll gaze at my protruding belly and smile when I remember the caramel greatness. Maybe I’ll even grab and jiggle it a la Honey Boo Boo and say some sassy one liner like “Everybody a little bit fat-ass.”
The gang (Gastrodamus, Black Angus and #ogccpg) finished off dinner at Passion Fish with two desserts, I’m proud to show that the bread pudding was one of them. And may I add, one of the best I’ve had. I loved how they flame torched the shit out of the top creating a creme brulee style sugar crackling that made me wish chicharrones came in caramel-bread instead of pork.