TOGETHER Burmese Restaurant – Brooklyn, NY
Rating: 1 (not edible) to 5 (food heaven!): A Solid 5
I am in love with that “Mohinga”… savory, sour, crunchy goodness – just amazingly good!
Together Restaurant is nestled on a quiet block but busy street (it’s on a semi-main road with lots of traffic & delivery trucks) – however the block itself is a mix of grocery, bodega, hardware and some odd stores. With its loud red curtain blocking the interior view – passerby or potential patrons would miss it in a blink of an eye. Although the signage of its namesake is on the top – I’ve witnessed first hand many curious ‘potential’ patrons just glanced & walked by.
Warning: Do Not Be Turned Off By the Decor… it’s just a very homely place. The restaurant looks a little dated, cozy space, with “American” news on one TV and cheesy karaoke music video on the other (very cute).
The staff is very nice, very sweet! The waitress/cook/server spoke little English but she understood the universal language of “pointing to the menu”.
Now the food – everything was so delicious! Something about Southeast Asian – love love love all the spices, cilantro, peanuts, lime, vermicelli, chili, fish sauce, simplicity at its best!
–Mohinga “fish soup w/ rice noodle” (every Yelpers raved about it!) – GET IT! It was awesome! I cannot wait to go back for another round!
–Tea Leaf salad, while it’s a little salty, it has great texture and will go well with your curry entree. Dried tea leaf with peanuts, lima bean, cabbage, onion (seasonal)
–Curry Chicken w/ Paratha – which is served with a roti like bread. Yum!!!
–Curry Pork Belly – spicy – very tender and not very spicy, goes well with the rice and cucumber that comes with.
–Coconut Jelly, this is as good as I remembered it… most Asian household have had made this one time… it’s basically coconut milk with gelatin (like jello!)
–Shwe Yin Aye – now this ones’ crazy – it’s a bowl consists of salted bread, ice cubes, coconut jelly, glutinous rice, sago in coconut milk. My first spoonful was salty & then sweet, my tastebuds were confused. Then I tried again – it’s not bad. I like my desserts sweet but this one’s a must try for you 1st timers! Total bill for all this food – $45 (tip & tax) – totally worth it.
Bottom line – GO. NOW. EAT. HERE.