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?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on May 8th, 2017


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  • lgroom  on  April 4, 2017

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

  • kristinthiel  on  April 4, 2017

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

  • annmartina  on  April 4, 2017

    Corn with charred onions

  • Monaqf  on  April 4, 2017

    The ginger salad is Awesome!!

  • IslandgirlOK  on  April 4, 2017


  • Joy001  on  April 4, 2017

    I love curry, so probably the coconut chicken curry

  • akrupnick  on  April 4, 2017

    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  April 4, 2017

    Pork curry with green mango pickle looks good

  • ravensfan  on  April 4, 2017

    Coconut chicken curry

  • Karla123  on  April 4, 2017

    I love eating "Samosas" and these sound great!

  • sefardicook  on  April 4, 2017

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

  • mjes  on  April 4, 2017

    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  April 5, 2017

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

  • lhudson  on  April 5, 2017

    Chicken basil

  • gjelizabeth  on  April 5, 2017

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

  • vickster  on  April 5, 2017

    Spicy Eggplant looks great!

  • sir_ken_g  on  April 5, 2017

    One of the chicken recipes- coconut curry

  • sir_ken_g  on  April 5, 2017

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

  • Kerreydp  on  April 5, 2017

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

  • jenmacgregor18  on  April 5, 2017

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

  • skipeterson  on  April 5, 2017

    Home-style chicken kebat?

  • Uhmandanicole  on  April 5, 2017

    tea leaf salad. my favorite!

  • Maura  on  April 5, 2017

    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  April 5, 2017

    Chicken and basil….love that combo!

  • Siegal  on  April 5, 2017

    Yum samosa

  • tcjanes  on  April 5, 2017

    Chicken with basil.

  • MmeFleiss  on  April 6, 2017

    I want to make the coconut chicken noodle soup.

  • MelMM  on  April 6, 2017

    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  April 6, 2017

    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  April 6, 2017

    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  April 6, 2017

    Everything sounds amazing. Love the Coconut chicken curry!

  • tinaellen  on  April 6, 2017

    Traditional tea leaf salad!

  • monique.potel  on  April 7, 2017

    Coconut chicken curry
    love chicken curry

  • imjammin2  on  April 7, 2017

    I would try Superstar vegetarian noodles

  • DarcyVaughn  on  April 7, 2017

    Samusa soup

  • t.t  on  April 7, 2017

    fiery tofu

  • TrishaCP  on  April 8, 2017

    Simple fish curry

  • Sakurajima  on  April 8, 2017

    Would love to try the Superstar Vegetarian Noodles first!

  • fiarose  on  April 8, 2017

    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  April 8, 2017

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

  • ballen  on  April 8, 2017

    sesame chicken

  • ltsuk  on  April 8, 2017

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

  • talieUS  on  April 8, 2017

    Green mango salad

  • mpdeb98  on  April 9, 2017

    Coconut chicken curry

  • JCBaldassare  on  April 9, 2017

    tea leaf salad!

  • matag  on  April 9, 2017

    Chili Lamb

  • PennyG  on  April 9, 2017

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

  • earthnfire  on  April 9, 2017

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

  • thecharlah  on  April 9, 2017

    Wok-tossed broccoli

  • sipa  on  April 10, 2017

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

  • sarahawker  on  April 10, 2017

    Chicken with mint

  • Lace  on  April 10, 2017

    Tea leaf salad–no question

  • bstewart  on  April 10, 2017

    Definitely the Tea Leaf Salad — and also a curry.

  • rchreview  on  April 11, 2017

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

  • sfstorhaug  on  April 11, 2017

    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  April 11, 2017

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

  • cezovski  on  April 12, 2017

    Home-style shrimp kebat sounds good to me!

  • priyamaine  on  April 13, 2017

    coconut chicken curry!

  • Julia  on  April 15, 2017

    Chicken with mint.

  • RSW  on  April 17, 2017

    Chicken dal curry

  • JanScholl  on  April 18, 2017

    Black Rice Pudding

  • JenJoLa  on  April 18, 2017

    Superstar vegetarian noodles

  • sillyvy  on  April 20, 2017

    garlic noodles

  • pandapotamus  on  April 20, 2017


  • edyenicole  on  April 22, 2017

    The chicken with mint sounds good.

  • imaluckyducky  on  April 24, 2017

    Fiery Tofu

  • Dmartin997  on  April 29, 2017

    Garlic chili shrimp.

  • beetlebug  on  May 1, 2017

    spicy lamb

  • verorenee  on  May 3, 2017

    fiery tofu

  • tangaloor  on  May 4, 2017

    Coconut rice. I make that one already though!

  • minerva  on  May 5, 2017

    tea leaf salad

  • heyjude  on  May 5, 2017

    Sesame chicken (page 79)

  • Rutikazooty  on  May 5, 2017

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

  • rashaye  on  May 5, 2017

    coconut rice is delicious!

  • EmilyR  on  May 6, 2017

    coconut chicken curry or the coconut rice…

  • ldholakia  on  May 6, 2017

    Chicken with mint

  • jim.windle  on  May 6, 2017

    The tea leaf salad

  • Larkspur  on  May 6, 2017

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

  • sequoia55  on  May 7, 2017

    coconut chicken curry

  • kalex426  on  May 7, 2017

    Tomato and shrimp Curry sounds devine

  • lauriesk  on  May 7, 2017

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

  • chicretromaiden  on  May 7, 2017

    Definitely the Restaurant-Style Steak Kebat!

  • alemily  on  May 7, 2017

    black rice pudding

  • nadiam1000  on  May 8, 2017

    sesame chicken

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  May 9, 2017

    fiery tofu!!!

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