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Kimu Restaurant

I’ve eaten Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Vietnamese-French infusion, but until walking through The Seafood Fried Rice at Kimu Restaurant in Greenwoodthe doors of Kimu Restaurant, I had never before tried Burmese food. 

The cuisines of Asian nations have such a wide variety of styles and ingredients that there’s no predicting for a first-timer, going in blind, what a new restaurant will resemble. Would Burmese be spicy, with curries and thick vegetables like Thai, or look like the colorful, complicated combinations of Japanese?

Burmese food turned out to be a little bit of both. I had the tofu curry, a dish that came with a huge scoop of rice and packed with thick chunks of tofu and slices of onion and carrots. The curry was different from what I am used to. I spent a few weeks in India, and became a lover of Indian food after my time there. The curry is a little thinner and much spicier than the Burmese version, which was thick and pale orange in color, and flavorful but not spicy.

A friend ordered the seafood fried rice, which came loaded with shrimp, scallops, crab, and squid. Normally a more traditional pork/chicken kind of guy, he loved the rice and thought all the ingredients delicious.

The restaurant has great food, and I loved the atmosphere. Right next door to the much flashier Yats, it’s a little hard to spot at first. The inside is small, and very calm. Out for lunch on a hot afternoon, it was nice to find a place to eat Kimu Restaurant in Greenwood serves Burmese foodthat wasn’t crowded or cluttered. The service was prompt and the food was delicious, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Kimu to anyone. Especially if you’re looking to try something new, Kimu is the perfect place for you.