this unique salad is comprised of cured shredded ginger, toasted yellow split peas, fava beans, peanuts and coconut chips mixed with onions, cabbage and ground, dried shrimp. tossed in garlic oil, and lemon juice. the ingredients are basic, and down to earth, yet the combination has been known to bring raptures of joy. this salad is best with wine, beer or tea.
Green Tea Salad
similar to the ginger salad, this one of a kind salad is comprised of ground, dried shrimp cured tea leaves, beans, nuts and vegetables. cured tea leaves have a special flavor not unlike that of smoked grape leaves or hearts of artichoke. it leaves a slight bittersweet taste on the palate. this dish is an acquired taste, for the adventurous.
Green Papaya Salad
papaya trees are everywhere in burma. green or unripe papaya is eaten as a vegetable while ripe papaya is eaten as a fruit. shredded papaya in this dish is mixed with ground dried shrimp, onions, and fried garlic. tossed in garlic oil, lemon juice, and a little hot chili pepper. this wonderful salad is simple, home grown and healthy.
Green Mango Salad
like papaya, mango trees are abundant in burma. the ingredients are the same as the green papaya salad except, of course, shredded green mango is substituted. this exotic salad is only available seasonally.
the ingredients are simple-tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, onion, carrots, chili flakes, garlic, lemon juice and ground dried shrimp-yet the flavor are uniquely burmese.
Jumbo Prawn Salad
this wonderful salad consists of jumbo prawns, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, onion, carrots, chili flakes, garlic, lemon juice, and ground shrimp.
Salmon Stuffed Salad
fresh salmon marinated in garlic oil and lemon juice mixed with chopped onions and chili. stuffed in two large tomatoes.
Mango Noodle Salad Seasonal
this delightful noodle salad dish is created by chef chu with mango slices, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, onions, noodles and ground shrimp tossed in garlic oil and lemon juice.
Burmese Chicken Salad
shredded chicken meat marinated in lemon juice, chili, and garlic oil and served on greens with burmese dressing.
Fried Tropical Squash
this squash is most commonly grown in oneOs backyard in burma. lightly dipped in batter and fried. served a tomato garlic sauce for dipping. itOs one of the most popular appetizers in burma.
Fried Potato Cakes
deep fried patties made with freshly mashed potato mixed with curry, chili, and onions.
Samosas (beef Or Vegetarian)
famous triangular-shaped indian fried pastries stuffed with curried ground beef, potatoes, onions and chili pepper. also available without curried beef as a vegetarian meal.
Eight Treasure Bean Curd
this is not a bean curd at all. it is deep fried milk chopped with ham, shrimp, and crabmeat. its preparation is a lost art of china.
this is not a jewish knish but it is an indian knish. made with potatoes and stuffed with curried ground pork, onions and chili flakes, then fried.
Nan Yang Five Spice Chicken
chicken marinated in our formula of spices and sauces and charbroiled. served with lemon and tomato garlic sauce.
Fish Noodle Soup
this is one of the famous soups in burma. this is also one of the most popular. so much so that it is eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. actually, it is fish chowder with noodles. the broth is prepared with spices such as ginger root, lemongrass, garlic, onion, and turmeric. fried onions and slices of egg accompany this soup.
Chicken Noodle Soup
like the fish noodle soup, this is another popular soup that is eaten all the times of the day. it consists of chicken broth cooked with ginger, garlic, onion, turmeric and coconut milk. fried onions and slices of egg accompany this soup.
Hot And Sour Soup
this is an appetite-whetting soup. it is prepared with spinach, bamboo shoots, prawns and tomatoes in a broth. vinegar, hot chili pepper, lemon grass, ginger, lemon and dried ground shrimp are added to spice it up. one is tempted to eat it with rice.
Garlic And Pepper Squash Soup
this light and clear broth, both garlicky and peppery, is a soup prepared with tropical squash, clear bean noodles, mushrooms, cloud ear, and dried ground shrimp.
Yellow Split Pea Tomato Soup
yellow split pea soup and tomatoes combined with onions and a slight touch of turmeric.
seasonal fish prepared in our own recipe of curry mixture (for fish) with ginger, tomatoes, garlic onion, lemongrass, and tamarind. served with rice and salad.
jumbo prawns sauteed in our own recipe of curry mixture (for prawns) with garlic, ginger, onion, tomatoes and tamarind. served with rice and salad.
Mango Prawns (seasonal)
fresh mango slices stir-fried with prawns, and sauteed mushroom, bell peppers and onions, in a light garlic sauce.
choice lamb cubes sauteed in our own recipe of curry mixture (for lamb) with potatoes, ginger, garlic, onion, and lemongrass. served with rice and salad.
choice beef slow cooked in our own recipe of curry mixture (for beef) with potatoes, ginger, garlic, onions, and cinnamon. served with rice and salad.
chicken breast sauteed in our own recipe of curry mixture (for chicken) with potatoes, coconut milk, ginger, garlic and onion. served with rice and salad.
Seafood And Vegetable Combination
scallops, jumbo prawns, smoked mussels, fish balls, radish, okra, squash, eggplant, cabbage, and tomatoes sauteed in our own mixture with garlic, onion, ginger, tamarind, and cilantro. served with rice.
Burmese Special Dishes With Vegetables
Most Burmese Vegetable Dishes Are Not Entirely Vegetarian But Are Predominately Prepared With Vegetables.
These Dishes Are Usually Made With Curry, Ground Dried Shrimp, Fish Sauce, And Chili Pepper.
Spinach And Bamboo Shoots With Prawns
spinach and julienne bamboo shoots sauteed in a light curry with jumbo prawns, tamarind, garlic and onion.
Spinach And Tomatoes
spinach and tomatoes sauteed in a light curry with garlic, onion, and tamarind.
Okra With Prawns
okra and prawns sauteed with curry, garlic, onions and bell pepper.
Eggplant With Ground Pork
eggplant and ground pork dry seared with garlic, onions and chili.
Tofu With Ground Shrimp
tofu slices dry stir-fried with onion, ground shrimp, chili pepper, carrot and red curry powder.
Curried Smoked Eggplant
seared eggplant, onions, garlic, and chili peppers are dry stir-fried with a light touch of red curry powder.
okra, onions, garlic and bell peppers sauteed with a light touch of curry.
Curried Squash, Daikon, Cabbage And Tomato
squash, daikon radish, okra, eggplant, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, garlic and chili peppers stir fried with a light touch of curry and tamarind.
Stir-fried Tofu, Bean Sprout And Bell Peppers
tofu, mung bean sprouts, red and green bell peppers are stir-fried with garlic and onions.
Stir-fried Jicama, Cloud Ears, Mushrooms And Snow Peas
jicama, cloud ears, mushrooms, and snow peas are stir-fried with garlic. cloud ears are related to the mushroom family. its thin and crunchy consistency is a perfect compliment to the other ingredients.
Nan Yang Noodles
Garlic Noodles With Seafood (house Specialty)
flat noodles tossed in garlic oil and soy sauce. topped with scallops, smoked mussels, prawns and calamari sauteed in light curry and coconut milk.
Curried Chicken Noodles
pan-fried noodles with chicken sauteed in a light curry and coconut milk. topped with julienne eggs, onions and crispy noodles.
Nan Gee Thoke
special round rice noodles in garlic oil, vinegar, and pea flour. topped with curried chicken, onions, crispy noodles and se
Garlic Noodle With Mango (seasonal)
mango mixed with onions, chili, garlic oil, and ground dried shrimp, served alongside garlic noodles.
Thai Garlic Noodles
flat noodles tossed in garlic oil, vinegar, sugar, hot chili pepper and soy sauce. topped with grilled five-spice chickens, ground peanuts and green onions.
Garlic Noodles With Prawns
flat noodles tossed in garlic oil and soy sauce. topped with prawns and green onions.
Garlic Noodles With Chicken
flat noodles tossed in garlic oil and soy sauce. topped with grilled five-spice chicken and green onions.
Garlic Noodles With Pork
flat noodles tossed in garlic oil and soy sauce. topped with grilled pork and green onions.
Nan Yang Rice Vermicelli
rice vermicelli stir-fried with bean sprouts, garlic and onion. topped with prawns, ground peanuts and green onions.
Stir Fried Rice Vermicelli With Baby Oysters
whole baby oysters, minced pork, cabbage, onions, and garlic, stir-fried with rice vermicelli.
Garlic Noodles With Curried Vegetables
garlic noodles with curried stir-fried potatoes, bell peppers, tomato, cabbage, mushrooms, onions and hot chili peppers.
Garlic Noodles With Tofu
garlic noodles with stir-fried bean sprouts, tofu and bell peppers.
Garlic Noodles With Spring Vegetables (seasonal)
depending on what is in season, fresh vegetables like asparagus, snow peas, and mushrooms are sauteed in garlic, and served along with garlic noodles.
Garlic Noodles With Curried Spinach And Tomatoes
noodles tossed in garlic oil and soy sauce topped with curried spinach and tomatoes.
Bread And Rice
choice of curry, black, coconut, chili or brown rice.
Special Rice Combo
choice of four varieties of our special rice.
lightly battered, deep-fried bananas served with ice cream.
Summer Rose Float
an indian float made with tapioca, ice cream, grassjelly, palm seeds, and rose water.
Ice Cream (two Scoops)
mango, lychee, green tea, vanilla, coconut, or mango tangerine (sorbet).
Root Beer Float
tapioca cooked with coconut milk and sugar, topped with golden raisins
The name "Nan yang" originated from old Chinese sea-going maps. "Nan" means south and "Yang" means sea. Thus, "Nan Yang" refers to the area known today as south pacific. More specifically, Nan Yang refers to the countries in the southern pacific region: Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The regional cooking of this area is known particularly for its use of spices such as chili, cinnamon, coconut milk, curry, fennel and lemongrass. "What is Burmese cuisine?" This is a particularly difficult question to answer because Burmese cuisine is so simple, yet so complex. Simple in the fact that the ingredients are basic and down to earth. Complex in that the way the ingredients are combined to compose a dish which is a very subtle in balance between spiciness, sourness, sweetness, bitterness and texture.