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Posted by Hue on 12/10/2006
Excellent food and service. Soon as you walk in its a great atmosphere. If you want great food and value. Try it.
Posted by The Killingworths on 11/12/2006
Initially we thought it was going to be great and left slightly disappointed. Satay was skimpy, ginger salad was unbearably salty (barely had more than a few bites), spring rolls were average but the pineapple chicken was very good and so was the coconut rice. The thousand layer bread was also nice, sort of like a greaser version of nan bread. The service was ackward to the point we were uncomfortable. Very grumpy waiter, never said one pleasantry back to us. This place seems like the ideal take out but strange experience with the wait staff. Not sure if it was a lanuagae barrier or they just were having a bad night. Two additional points were the decor, we enjoyed the thoughtful murals and the price was reasonable.
Posted by Susy A on 11/07/2006
I always order the Mohinga here. It's the national dish of Myanmar and they prepare it well here. One day I'll try something else but until then, Mohinga for me.
Posted by I love it on 11/01/2006
I order from here all the time and when my dad was living in the city we would come here a lot.. the N11 (panfried noodles) are the best. Everything is good here - they have amazing salads. I didnt think I would like it because I never had had burmese food but it soo good i give TWO THUMBS UP!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/10/2006
Seeing as the reason I ordered was because of the posted reviews I'll leave it at that.
Posted by UESJoombah on 09/23/2006
Very good food. Thier equivalent of Pad Thai is tops. Coconut rice is a must. Exotic food no matter what you order and good tasting. It's consistent too. I usually order with extra chicken, and lady asks 1 dollar or 2 dollar extra. Also if I order ice cream I ask to mix green tea with mango. Ok. Today I order on a holiday and I guess business is slow. Fellow says 4 dollar chcicken, ok? I said no. He said only 4 dollar. I said no too much food, to be courteous and pretend I don't know what he is doing. I said just send regular. I ask for ice cream mixed, he said order separate. I said no, one order please. At end he saus 2 dollar chicken ok? I said ok. Makes me weary now. I will continue to order but look closely at the bill ! Enjoy all.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/28/2006
I stumbled upon Cafe Mingala while looking for a different place to order from on the UES and I'm really glad to have found it! I took the advice from some of the reviews here and ordered the mango beef, and don't know how I lived without it before. The beef was fresh (no gamey taste) and the coconut sauce offered a wonderful balance between a sweet and savory flavor. The vegetables included are crunchy too! Order the coconut rice with your dish, it has a delicate coconut flavor. I also tried the papaya salad, which was yummy and slightly spicy. Overall I really enjoy Cafe Mingala. I haven't been there in person so I can't attest to the decor, but the food is something you really should try!