Burmese Shan Tofu from Cedele
I don't know Burmese food at all. So when I noticed some kind of a tofu salad on the menu at Cedele, I assumed that it would be something like the cold Japanese rendition that I'm used to getting. I was thus a bit surprised when this thing came out featuring deep fried tofu that was still warm, and with a pile of garlic chips in the middle.
I have no idea if this is really how it's done in Burmese cuisine, but guess I liked it. After all, I'm a fan of cilantro, garlic, shallots, vinegar, and tofu on their own. But there was so much garlic in this thing that by the time I finished all of the tofu, I was literally scooping spoonfuls of the remaining garlic chips into my mouth. Fortunately, my colleagues and clients will be spared from the aftermath given that I took the day off.