Thamee, web site, 1320 H St NE, Washington, DC, 202-750-6529, dinner and three days brunch, no usual lunch. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Washingtonian (also) | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp]
As far as I know the only Burmese place in town right now, other than the small bodega in Union Market. It is not afraid to go stinky and ferment, a real plus for me, though that is not the most obvious crowd-pleasing move. The menu could be more comprehensive, for instance I would like to see a bigger selection of salads. I would put this in the “pretty good” category. I tried a few of the recommended dishes, liked them all, but no killer item. The prices are reasonable by DC standards, though not the kind of bargain you might be expecting in the suburbs.
Is Myanmar in Falls Church still around? I remember great food and bad service last time I was there.
still there, still poor service, still amazing food
The Bodega in Union Market does not serve Burmese food anymore – it’s because the owners opened up a brick and mortar place called … Thamee
Mandalay in downtown Silver Spring is quite good. I found it to be a lot more flavorful and authentic than Thamee, which seemed watered down to me. The owners have also opened up Bandoola Bowl in Georgetown which focuses on Burmese salads.