Tea is not just for drinking, especially when its crunchy salad form from a tasty Burmese restaurant in Burlingame a San Francisco suburb. This defiantly wins on the weird level with Tea Leaf Salad? Almost feels like I should add some hot water to it. Weird for us, but not weird for people from Burma. One of the few places in the world where they eat and drink their tea. It sounds and looks weird, but it taste great. Very unique and interesting salad that is less greens and more of other things like a whole lot of peanuts and split yellow peas. That weird looking green pasty thing are the tea leafs that were fermented or pickled. It has this very light and soft flavor combined with all that crunchy peanuts. Big fan of the dried shrimp for that extra flavor and jalapeños for an extra kick. In a way all the ingredients mix so well together that they create one strong flavor. Its one of those dishes you just can’t get enough of with such a unique and weird flavors you just want to keep on eating. Make you look for it on the menu this salad is listed as Lap Pat Dok.
Tea Leaf Salad @ Mingalaba San Francisco