Put a thohk in it
That’s Burmese for salad. (But you knew that)
By no means the best known of Southeast Asia’s national cuisines — certainly compared to Thai and Vietnamese — and also long overshadowed by the cooking of its neighbours India and China, the food of Myanmar, or Burma to traditionalists, is suddenly gaining the attention it deserves, especially in east London, cradle of all UK food trends, where the best restaurants and supper clubs offer umami-soaked, pickled tea leaf salads, moreish Mandalay fritters and rich king prawn curries. Get it while it’s hot.
Located in London Fields, this is perhaps the best Burmese in the capital. Order sweetcorn fritters and a lahpet thohk (tea leaf salad). Wash it down with Snakecharmer IPA.
A roving supper club run by Londonborn Burmese/Chinese sisters Amy and Emily. Watch the website for news of upcoming events and pray the gin thohk (pickled ginger salad) will be served.
A supper club at The Gun pub in Homerton, east London, again specialising in traditional, homecooked Burmese food. Go for khayan dhi pope
(roasted aubergine salad).