Sun’s Burmese Kitchen is located in the inner Western suburb of Blacktown on Tulloch Street. We finished a meeting nearby one Saturday afternoon and decided to head there for lunch. The hubby and MiL had been previously and thought the food was good. I have never been to a Burmese restaurant before back in Perth, so it was a good chance to check out the food!
According to Wikipedia, Burmese cuisine is characterized by the extensive use of fish products such as fish sauces and ngapi (fermented seafood). It is also influenced by Chinese cuisine, Indian cuisine and Thai cuisine due to the close proximity of Mynmar to the other regions. I can see traces of this from the menu! Burmese cuisine also includes a variety of salads centered on one major ingredient, ranging from starches such as rice, rice noodles, glass noodles and vermicelli, to potato, ginger, tomato, kaffir lime, long bean, lahpet (pickled tea leaves) and ngapi. Quite evident from the Sun’s Burmese Kitchen’s menu offering salads such as Pennywort, Tomato, Shredded Feather-back Fish, Lahpet, Preserved Ginger and Tofu. Wow, haven’t heard of many of these before! I’m eager to try!
The restaurant is medium sized with simple table and chair settings. The are a number of beautiful paintings of the country hung on the wall.
We were not too hungry as we had a big breakfast so we ordered two dishes to share. We had the following:
- Lahpet Thoke ($9) – this is one of their specialty, the Preserved Tea Leaf Salad. It is mixed with thinly sliced tomatoes, shaved cabbage, dried shrimp, chili, sesame seed and fried crackers. It is not your typical leafy salad for sure. The taste was quite interesting, sour with a bitterish taste from the tea and the crackers. The crackers added a good crunch to the dish.
- Ohn-No Khaukswe ($8.50) – this translates to Chicken Coconut Soup with Noodles. It came out looking like a bowl of sauce! Digging in, we found some white rice noodles, phew! Thought we were just eating sauce at one stage. The bowl looked like it didn’t contain much but we were full by the time we finished, I think mainly due to the coconut soup filling our stomach. The dish is good for sharing as it would be too much for one person.
Before we left, we asked whether we could try their sour soup which according to the hubby was really good. The staff gladly obliged and she didn’t even charge us! The sour soup was flavorsome with a blend of rosella leaf, coriander and shallots. It helped to wash the coconut taste from the noodles and made us feel less gluggy.
Sun’s Burmese Kitchen was my first taste of Burmese cuisine and it was a nice experience trying out something different! Prices are very reasonable as well! Good place to try by if you are in the area!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Sun’s Burmese Kitchen
Address: 10 Tulloch Street, Blacktown
Contact: 02 9676 2837