A taste of Burma

I visited Burmese restaurant, Lahpet, not too long ago and was excited to try out a new cuisine. I would describe Burmese food to someone who has never experienced it before, as being similar to Thai or Vietnamese food. However, Burmese food is a cuisine in it’s own right, with a very popular feature on their menu being tea leaves, which is where the name Lahpet comes from. Based in London Fields, Lahpet, offers a contemporary approach to Burmese food, with an open plan layout and earthy tones. Burma is one of the few countries where tea leaves are eaten, as well as drunk. Here’s what I ate and would recommend.
Fritters
– Mandalay – kidney bean and ginger
– Shrimp & Watercress
– Sweetcorn
– Shan Tofu
Tea Leaf Salad
Recommended
Tea leaf salad

Lamb and Lahpet
Slow-cooked pulled lamb with pickled tea leaves, beans and baby carrots.
Recommended

Lamb and lahpet

Coconut Noodles with Chicken
Chicken thigh with  fresh egg noodles, shallots, egg and crispy noodle.

Coconut Noodles with Chicken

Poached Banana
Served with coconut,  jaggery crumble and ice cream.
Recommended

Ice Cream
Lime and Ginger and Banana and Coconut.

Overall ★★★☆☆

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