burma superstar oakland Menu

 

Sharing borders with India, China, and Thailand, Myanmar (a.k.a. Burma) is blessed by the gastronomic abundance of Southeast Asia and the culinary influences of its neighbors. Burmese cooks, however, have created a cuisine all their own through a love of fresh, complex salads and a bold, flavorful approach to cooking.

APPETIZER

BURMESE SAMUSAS 12 | 13 | 14
Vegetable 1 Chicken 1 Lamb
Four handmade pastries filled with curried potato, mint, and masala
spices. Stuffed with green peas, chicken or lamb. Crispy on the
outside and soft in the inside, served with our spicy & tangy house
red sauce.

SALT AND PEPPER CHICKEN or CALAMARI              11 | 13
Lightly battered and fried, served with jalapenos and scallions.

PLATHA & DIP *    13
Known as "thousand layer bread" for its crispy, chewy, buttery
layers. Lovingly handmade. Served with a coconut chicken curry dip.

KHA YAN CHIN TEE CHAT 12
Myanmar Chutney
An umami bomb of simmered tomatoes, onion, garlic, Thai chilies, Burmese shrimp paste and fish sauce. Served cold with English cucumbers. Delicious with rice.
HOMEMADE YELLOW BEAN TOFU * 12
Our homemade tofu made from roasted yellow beans. Crispy on the
outside, soft on the inside, drizzled with a sweet and spicy soy dressing.
SKILLET SHRIMP * 14
Sizzling shrimp with garlic, ginger, turmeric, lime and chilies served on a hot skillet.

SALADS

LAPHET THOKE 15
Tea Leaf Salad
(Please request Traditional, Vegan, or without peanuts.)
Featured in Sunset Magazine as the "Best Salad in the West"! Tea
leaf salad is enjoyed by Burmese people throughout Myanmar.
Our version combines the fermented tea leaf (laphet) with fresh
romaine lettuce, tomato, jalapeno, crunchy peanuts and seeds,
ground sun-dried shrimp, fresh lemon juice and fish sauce.
Add organic pickled ginger for $1.

RAINBOW SALAD    16
(Please request Traditional or Vegan)
Mixed table-side, this salad boasts 22 ingredients including four
types of noodles, green papaya, tomato, jalapeno, fried garlic and
onion, potato, cabbage, roasted chickpea flour, cilantro, wonton
strips and Hodo Soy tofu all tossed with our special tamarind
vinaigrette.

MANGO SALAD      13
A sweet, refreshing salad of tart, pickled mangoes, shredded cabbage, fried onions, roasted chickpea flour and cucumbers. Mixed table-side. Add organic pickled ginger for $1.

BURMESE STYLE CHICKEN SALAD     16
Salad of cabbage, chopped chicken breast, fried onions, cilantro, lettuce, fried garlic, roasted chickpea flour and tamarind dressing. Add organic pickled ginger for $1.

SAMUSA SALAD 16
This hearty salad combines chopped vegetarian samusas, falafel,
potato, cabbage, cucumber, mint, roasted chickpea flour, onion
and cilantro.

As we eat together in Myanmar, we encourage you to dine "family style" with us. Order a variety of dishes for the best experience. Our servers can guide you through our menu for recommenda- tions and pairings to ensure a well-rounded meal. Please alert your server of any questions, food allergies and dietary restrictions.

NOODLE SOUPS I SAMUSA SOUP

MOHINGA    18
Catfish Chowder Noodle Soup
"The national dish of Burma," Mohinga is a thick, slow-cooked
soup of ground catfish, onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, lemongrass,
and fish sauce. Garnished with cilantro, fresh onions, hard-boiled
egg, fried split pea fritter and lemon. Not for timid taste buds!

OHN NO KHAO SWE    18
Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup
This Burmese classic is one of the most popular comfort foods in Myanmar, found in restaurants and foods stalls throughout the country. Chicken slow-cooked with coconut milk, turmeric, onions and garlic. Garnished with flour noodles, cilantro, fresh onions, hard-boiled egg, chili and lemon.

SAMUSA SOUP 

(Vegan upon request)      18
Drawing influence from Indian cuisine, Samusa Soup is a hearty Burmese soup in a tangy tamarind broth that combines vegetarian samusas, falafels, lentils, cabbage, onions and garlic.

NOODLES I RICE DISHES

SHAN NOODLES       15
Rice noodles in a spicy tomato sauce mixed with pickled mustard
greens, ground peanuts, fresh cilantro and fried Hodo Soy organic
tofu. Regional cuisine from Eastern Myanmar's Shan State.

NAN GYI DOK 16
Flour noodles with coconut chicken curry, roasted chickpea flour, hard-boiled egg, cabbage, wontons, turmeric, chili and fried onions. Mild and/or Gluten-Free upon request.

SUPERSTAR VEGETARIAN NOODLES 15
Traditional Burmese flour noodles mixed with potatoes, cucumbers,
Hodo Soy organic yuba tofu, chili sauce and cabbage. Served cold,

GARLIC NOODLES   14  | 16 | 18 | 18
Hodo Soy Tofu | Chicken | Sous-vide Pork | Shrimp

A Chinese influenced dish sold from wooden pushcarts throughout Burma. Egg noodles with fried garlic, sprinkled with scallions, fresh onions, cucumbers and our house sweet and spicy sauce.

SPICY NOODLES           17 | 17 | 19
Hodo Soy Tofu | Chicken | Shrimp
Wok tossed rice noodles in a sweet and spicy tangy sauce with tender snow pea shoots, red bell peppers, scrambled egg, shredded cabbage and crushed peanuts. Contains fish sauce. Please allow 15-20 minutes for preparation.

SUPERSTAR VEGETARIAN FRIED RICE       14
Made with brown rice, tender snow pea leaves, pine nuts and garlic. Simple, healthy and delicious. Add scrambled egg for $2.

PORK

PORK CURRY WITH POTATOES 20
Our signature red curry with tender pork, pickled mango and
potatoes. Mild and extra spicy available upon request. Add string
beans for $2.

PUMPKIN PORK STEW * 20
A rich and homey stew of kabocha squash, tender pork, ginger, turmeric, onions and garlic.

PORK BELLY WITH MUSTARD GREENS *    22
Tender sous-vide pork belly tossed with pickled mustard greens,
Thai chilies and ginger. A Burma Superstar family recipe - spicy,
sour, sweet and savory. Mild and extra spicy available upon request.

GINGER CHILI PORK     22
Tender sous-vide pork belly tossed with garlic, ginger, Thai chilies,
soy sauce, rice wine and green onions. Mild and extra spicy available
upon request.