Review: Golden Myanmar Cafe, Civic, Canberra

A sandwich board sign caught my eye today and thought I'd take a closer look! Golden Myanmar Cafe is located near the casino end of civic, between Transit Bar and Indian Affair in the City (previously, Digress). Golden_Myanmar_Cafe5

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After a chat with the owners (I assumed!), I discovered that the new cafe opened Tuesday this week. The same family also owns Red Hill Tea House.

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The interior is colourful and bright, but there is limited seating inside. They have applied for an outdoor seating license so there should be more seats available soon.

This is the menu on offer:

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After much deliberation, I finally asked for recommendations. Unless I heard wrong, these $5.50 noodle soups are common for breakfast in Burma, so I decided to try one!

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The amazing price meant that the portion size was much smaller than a regular-sized noodle soup for lunch, but I quite liked the size of it. And it still came with a decent amount of chicken! The soup was my favourite part of the dish, as it had a subtle base-flavour. Condiments of lemon juice, fish sauce and chilli were brought out as well. I love being able to tailor a dish to my liking!! The noodles seemed a bit like the ones from instant packets, but other than that, it was a lovely dish for a great price!

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The service was friendly and the lunch prices are hard to go past! I can't wait to try more dishes from this place. Perhaps the spicy pork and mango curry will be up next...

Mon Thani - Civic

One of my favourite "Under $10 lunch eats" is Mon Thani. It's situated next to Onya Bike in Civic, Canberra. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

There are a mix of Burmese curries and Thai curries. Choose any 2 curries with rice for $8 (dine in or takeaway).

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I love the fresh flavours and vibrant colours of the Pork mince stirfry and Green chicken curry.

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When I'm in the mood for richer flavours, I like to go for the Beef bamboo curry and Prawn cake curry.

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The Egg curry and Beef and potato curry also gives some great strong flavours.

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Mixing things up: Pork mince stifry and Prawn cake curry.

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The takeaway box looks just as good!

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They have exciting drinks like watermelon-flavoured Fanta! That's a definite tick in my book.

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I highly recommend checking this place out! Let me know what you think in the comment section :)