6/13/2012 12:30:00 PM
Meet Rangoon Ruby, A New Burmese Superstar in Palo Alto
Just the mere mention of the name Burma Superstar conjures up a panoply of flavors, unusual spices and long lines. But if you live in the 650, tea-leaf-salad salvation is on in its way. Introducing Rangoon Ruby, a new upscale Southeast Asian eatery run two former chefs from Burma Superstar locations in Oakland and Alameda, that opened yesterday in Palo Alto.
The Win-Win team (chefs Win Aye and Win Tin) are presenting a slate of mid-priced Burmese greatest hits (include over 14 vegetarian options) that reflect influences from Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisines - think samosa, deep-fried salt and pepper shrimp, and the piece de resistance - tea leaf salad, that wonderful unique-to-Burma crunchy mix of tea leaves, fried garlic, beans, peanuts, sesame seeds and dried shrimp. Check out the full menu.
It’s all presented in a modern-looking, 67-seat white-tablecloth dining room at a jade-green marble topped mahogany bar specializing in tropical drinks such as the Singapore sling, the eponymous mid-century libation Rangoon Ruby and the Scorpian, a blended rum and brandy drink available for singles, doubles or a party of 4.
445 Emerson St, off University Ave, Palo Alto, 650-323-6543, Open 7 days per week for lunch and dinner, with extended hours to 10:30 on Friday and Saturday and happy hour from 4:30-6:30 Monday- Wednesday; online reservations via Open Table are coming soon.