Cookbook Giveaway - Burma Superstar

Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia by Desmond Tan and Kate Leahy, owners of the beloved San Francisco restaurant of the same name, delivers a mouthwatering collection of recipes. 

For more information on Burma Superstar, please see our review and recipe post.

We are pleased to offer two copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US.
One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What recipe from the index  would you try first?

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  • lgroom  on  4/4/2017 at 11:59 AM

    Actually, the first thing I saw -- egg and okra curry.

  • kristinthiel  on  4/4/2017 at 12:20 PM

    The first thing would be the coconut rice because it is soooo delicious! I always order it when I go there 😀

  • annmartina  on  4/4/2017 at 12:28 PM

    Corn with charred onions

  • Monaqf  on  4/4/2017 at 12:31 PM

    The ginger salad is Awesome!!

  • IslandgirlOK  on  4/4/2017 at 12:34 PM


  • Joy001  on  4/4/2017 at 12:58 PM

    I love curry, so probably the coconut chicken curry

  • akrupnick  on  4/4/2017 at 1:16 PM

    I didn't realize pumpkin was featured in Burmese cooking (as it is in Afghan cooking), so I'd probably try one of the pumpkin recipes first. And then ginger juice. Can't wait to try this restaurant next time I'm in San Fran.

  • meggan  on  4/4/2017 at 2:34 PM

    Pork curry with green mango pickle looks good

  • ravensfan  on  4/4/2017 at 5:44 PM

    Coconut chicken curry

  • Karla123  on  4/4/2017 at 7:06 PM

    I love eating "Samosas" and these sound great!

  • sefardicook  on  4/4/2017 at 7:59 PM

    Samosas, pumpkin tofu curry, so many great choices! I'd love to try them.

  • mjes  on  4/4/2017 at 8:38 PM

    I'd start with the Tea Leaf Salad to compare with the Thai Yuzana Sour Pickled Tea with Chilli Salad (yes, it's a premade mix).

  • RoseMGenuine  on  4/5/2017 at 1:10 AM

    The coconut chicken soup! For sure! And I have most of the ingredients at home!

  • lhudson  on  4/5/2017 at 6:54 AM

    Chicken basil

  • gjelizabeth  on  4/5/2017 at 7:43 AM

    Coconut Chicken Curry. I've never met a chicken curry I didn't like.

  • vickster  on  4/5/2017 at 9:30 AM

    Spicy Eggplant looks great!

  • sir_ken_g  on  4/5/2017 at 10:25 AM

    One of the chicken recipes- coconut curry

  • sir_ken_g  on  4/5/2017 at 10:31 AM

    I have been in Burma 3 times for a total of about 7 weeks. I cook Burmese fairly frequently,

  • Kerreydp  on  4/5/2017 at 1:46 PM

    It all sounds delicious! I'd probably make the coconut chicken curry.

  • jenmacgregor18  on  4/5/2017 at 2:43 PM

    The sesame chicken looks good. Well, they all look good...

  • skipeterson  on  4/5/2017 at 5:32 PM

    Home-style chicken kebat?

  • Uhmandanicole  on  4/5/2017 at 6:44 PM

    tea leaf salad. my favorite!

  • Maura  on  4/5/2017 at 7:09 PM

    My husband and I spent 3 weeks in Burma 2 years ago, after returning we had to the restaurant. It's fabulous! I'd start with Pumpkin tofu curry!

  • cookn  on  4/5/2017 at 8:47 PM

    Chicken and that combo!

  • Siegal  on  4/5/2017 at 9:00 PM

    Yum samosa

  • tcjanes  on  4/5/2017 at 11:56 PM

    Chicken with basil.

  • MmeFleiss  on  4/6/2017 at 8:55 AM

    I want to make the coconut chicken noodle soup.

  • MelMM  on  4/6/2017 at 1:27 PM

    I'd make the shan tofu. It's one recipe that I didn't ever get to work from Naomi Duguid's Burmese book.

  • hippiechick1955  on  4/6/2017 at 6:17 PM

    Simple Fish Curry. I love curry so immediately I was drawn to this recipe plus I don't like too much ingredients in my curry. This recipe is just right.

  • Scrumptious  on  4/6/2017 at 8:05 PM

    Samusa Soup! I first had it there about 15 years ago and I remember I went online as soon as I got home and looked desperately for the recipe. The next time I went they told me I couldn't find a recipe for it because it had been invented in-house. I've since happily enjoyed it there for 15 years.

  • adelina  on  4/6/2017 at 10:45 PM

    Everything sounds amazing. Love the Coconut chicken curry!

  • tinaellen  on  4/6/2017 at 11:42 PM

    Traditional tea leaf salad!

  • monique.potel  on  4/7/2017 at 10:14 AM

    Coconut chicken curry love chicken curry

  • imjammin2  on  4/7/2017 at 11:11 AM

    I would try Superstar vegetarian noodles

  • DarcyVaughn  on  4/7/2017 at 10:49 PM

    Samusa soup

  • t.t  on  4/7/2017 at 11:27 PM

    fiery tofu

  • TrishaCP  on  4/8/2017 at 4:04 AM

    Simple fish curry

  • Sakurajima  on  4/8/2017 at 5:05 AM

    Would love to try the Superstar Vegetarian Noodles first!

  • fiarose  on  4/8/2017 at 8:13 AM

    oh god. egg and okra curry, tomato shrimp curry, corn with dried onion, spicy eggplant, garlic chili shrimp, home-style shrimp kebat, garlic noodles, mohinga, green mango salad (of course), semolina cake...i know this is too many. but southeast asian food, man.

  • ktwalla  on  4/8/2017 at 9:12 AM

    Anything with okra. I'm not a fan but these recipes look they might convert me.

  • ballen  on  4/8/2017 at 2:59 PM

    sesame chicken

  • ltsuk  on  4/8/2017 at 5:54 PM

    Platha, fish curry or one of the tea leaf dishes.

  • talieUS  on  4/8/2017 at 8:11 PM

    Green mango salad

  • mpdeb98  on  4/9/2017 at 9:01 AM

    Coconut chicken curry

  • JCBaldassare  on  4/9/2017 at 11:37 AM

    tea leaf salad!

  • matag  on  4/9/2017 at 3:21 PM

    Chili Lamb

  • PennyG  on  4/9/2017 at 5:51 PM

    The very first recipe, Egg and okra curry, sounds intriguing. I am always looking for new ways to enjoy okra.

  • earthnfire  on  4/9/2017 at 6:50 PM

    The very first one - Egg and okra curry - I love okra and this sounds like a great new way to try it.

  • thecharlah  on  4/9/2017 at 10:40 PM

    Wok-tossed broccoli

  • sipa  on  4/10/2017 at 8:32 AM

    So many recipes I want to try but the black rice pudding would be the first.

  • sarahawker  on  4/10/2017 at 11:57 AM

    Chicken with mint

  • Lace  on  4/10/2017 at 2:05 PM

    Tea leaf salad--no question

  • bstewart  on  4/10/2017 at 6:56 PM

    Definitely the Tea Leaf Salad -- and also a curry.

  • rchreview  on  4/11/2017 at 9:08 AM

    I would happily do ALL the curries, but the Chin Corn Soup made with hominy and beans really interests me.

  • sfstorhaug  on  4/11/2017 at 12:14 PM

    Love Burma Super Star. Their tea leaf salad is really great. Always enjoyed going there for brunch when I lived in S.F..

  • AnnaZed  on  4/11/2017 at 6:59 PM

    ::yikes:: I think that I put the wrong url in the widget for the tweet. Here's the right one:

  • cezovski  on  4/12/2017 at 12:39 AM

    Home-style shrimp kebat sounds good to me!

  • priyamaine  on  4/13/2017 at 7:06 AM

    coconut chicken curry!

  • Julia  on  4/15/2017 at 7:44 AM

    Chicken with mint.

  • RSW  on  4/17/2017 at 6:45 AM

    Chicken dal curry

  • JanScholl  on  4/18/2017 at 1:45 AM

    Black Rice Pudding

  • JenJoLa  on  4/18/2017 at 11:38 AM

    Superstar vegetarian noodles

  • sillyvy  on  4/20/2017 at 12:55 AM

    garlic noodles

  • pandapotamus  on  4/20/2017 at 11:22 PM


  • edyenicole  on  4/22/2017 at 2:37 PM

    The chicken with mint sounds good.

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/24/2017 at 9:32 PM

    Fiery Tofu

  • Dmartin997  on  4/29/2017 at 11:43 AM

    Garlic chili shrimp.

  • beetlebug  on  5/1/2017 at 6:25 PM

    spicy lamb

  • verorenee  on  5/3/2017 at 8:26 PM

    fiery tofu

  • tangaloor  on  5/4/2017 at 10:27 PM

    Coconut rice. I make that one already though!

  • minerva  on  5/5/2017 at 9:37 PM

    tea leaf salad

  • heyjude  on  5/5/2017 at 9:38 PM

    Sesame chicken (page 79)

  • Rutikazooty  on  5/5/2017 at 9:54 PM

    I'd like to make the Chicken and Mint recipe first. Love mint in all my food!

  • rashaye  on  5/5/2017 at 10:31 PM

    coconut rice is delicious!

  • EmilyR  on  5/6/2017 at 2:19 AM

    coconut chicken curry or the coconut rice...

  • ldholakia  on  5/6/2017 at 9:16 AM

    Chicken with mint

  • jim.windle  on  5/6/2017 at 12:38 PM

    The tea leaf salad

  • Larkspur  on  5/6/2017 at 12:45 PM

    Beef curry with potato or maybe the cauliflower and tomato--hard to choose!

  • sequoia55  on  5/7/2017 at 1:55 AM

    coconut chicken curry

  • kalex426  on  5/7/2017 at 1:00 PM

    Tomato and shrimp Curry sounds devine

  • lauriesk  on  5/7/2017 at 1:06 PM

    I would be most excited to make the pumpkin tofu stew.

  • chicretromaiden  on  5/7/2017 at 3:08 PM

    Definitely the Restaurant-Style Steak Kebat!

  • alemily  on  5/7/2017 at 3:19 PM

    black rice pudding

  • nadiam1000  on  5/8/2017 at 6:49 AM

    sesame chicken

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  5/9/2017 at 5:32 AM

    fiery tofu!!!

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