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Eating Out - August 16, 2013

Border crossing

Green Elephant offers both familiar Chinese dishes and the chance to try Burmese flavors

by Ruth Schechter

In many ways, the cuisine of Burma (also known as Myanmar) is a combination of the influence of its neighbors, Thailand, India and China. Many of the ingredients are the same but countered with different combinations of spices and sauces. At first glance, dishes can seem like familiar territory, made with the curry, chilies, noodles and coconut milk seemingly culled from any Asian menu. But there is definitely a difference.

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