Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup

Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup

Burma Superstar

309 Clement Street, San Francisco CA 94118
(415) 387-2147
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I find it ironic that the “instant gratification” generation has no problem standing in line for 2-3 hours to get inside a restaurant. It’s epidemic here in San Francisco (especially for Sunday brunch and $4 dollar toast), but last week I outsmarted the hipsters and millennials by going to the way-popular Burma Superstar in the Inner Richmond at 2 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon.  These guys have been around since 1992 but achieved cult status over the last decade. I didn’t go nuts for the much-lauded Tea Leaf salad, named by Sunset Magazine as "Best of the West."  Instead, my tastebuds fell in love with the coconut chicken noodle soup — Oh Noh Kauswer.  As everyone knows, summer in SF is cold and foggy, so I was especially grateful for this steaming bowl of richly spiced soup with its thick broth, hard-boiled egg, fresh cilantro, and crispy wontons. They also provide a dish of lemon and toasted red chili pepper to add on top.  Sublime.  Burma Superstar now has two other Bay Area locations – Alameda and Oakland— but the flagship SF location offers tea while you wait, if you can’t sneak out like I did in the middle of the day.


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