We ordered so many dishes from the menu, the lady that was taking our order kept saying "that should be enough" while we tried to get one more dish in. We told her we were not intending to eat everything right there but would be taking some home with us and would not be wasting the food she made earlier in the day in her kitchen.
We ordered Tea Leaf Salad made with pickled tea leaves, grains and colorful vegetables.
Fried Samusas filled with vegetables served with red hot sauce
Vegetable Noodle Salad that came with crisps made with chickpeas
Chicken Potato Curry
Since we ordered more than half the menu she also brought some Burmese falafels she made that morning with chickpeas.
Since Burmese tradition is to bring out all the food to the table at once, our overflowing table looked like this:
We ordered Tamarind Juice and traditional Burmese hot tea to help wash all these wonderful food down.
Finally she proudly offered her Coconut Jelly dessert that looked like tiny icicles and tasted like nothing else we ever had before. So subtly flavored and refreshing!
Since our internet searches did not return any equivalent phrases for Bon Apetit, we asked her what they would say in Burmese. My efforts in writing down what she was saying was in vain but her translation was "Enjoy your meal". When we got up to leave she cheerfully waved us off and asked us to visit again just like she would with her house-guests.
စားကောင်းပါစေ (Enjoy your meal in Burmese)