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Burmese Downfall?

By 14 January 2013 17

After several weeks deprivation, I and a few other sublic pervants made our way past the Burmese Place in the hopes that the sign about it being shut until February was some cruel hoax.

Rounding the corner of the Quick & Go, our hearts simultaneously fluttered as we saw the familiar sign of people, who don’t seem to really understand personal space or how to queue, banking up outside the Burmese Place.

In some ways, I wish it hadn’t re-opened.  I suppose my suspicion should have been aroused by the fact that Mr & Mrs Burmese had been replaced by slightly gangster looking youths.  The food just wasn’t the same.  The eggs of the egg curry seemed smaller, the potatoes weren’t disintegrating in my mouth, even the rice was under cooked.  Worst of all, the taste was gone.  Bland city despite extra chili.

Can someone please tell me that the children of Mr & Mrs Burmese decided to be particularly industrious and open shop a few weeks before their ‘rents returned?  Will we see a return to norm for the Burmese Place or is this the beginning of the end?

[ED - please god no]

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17 Responses to Burmese Downfall?
#1
Randy3:13 pm, 14 Jan 13

I had the exact same discussion last week when we discovered they had opened up early.

#2
buzz8193:25 pm, 14 Jan 13

I went to go in last week and saw that the normal menu had been cut down to only 4 or 5 dishes, I had sushi instead.

#3
Spykler4:06 pm, 14 Jan 13

Same experience last week, unfortunately with a colleague that had been looking forward to experiencing the best of Burmese (egg curry fail) ..Hopefully The senior owners of the premises are winging it back to save the rep of one of the best value places for lunch I have seen in Canberra for a while.

#4
c_c™4:24 pm, 14 Jan 13

Tends to be the way unfortunately. Wonderful and always busy Chinese restaurant in Canberra’s south, all going well for many years until the kids took over. Service declined, quality of the food did too and the crowds disappeared. I think the place is still open, but haven’t been in years.

#5
Spykler4:59 pm, 14 Jan 13

c_c™ said :

Tends to be the way unfortunately. Wonderful and always busy Chinese restaurant in Canberra’s south, all going well for many years until the kids took over. Service declined, quality of the food did too and the crowds disappeared. I think the place is still open, but haven’t been in years.

I am praying that doesn’t happen to The ‘Fook (King Fook- Florey shops), I would be gutted if they let junior run the show.

#6
far_northact5:02 pm, 14 Jan 13

I agree. Staff and food changes = bad news. I waited over 20 mins from start to end and it was average.

#7
LSWCHP7:58 pm, 14 Jan 13

Spykler said :

c_c™ said :

Tends to be the way unfortunately. Wonderful and always busy Chinese restaurant in Canberra’s south, all going well for many years until the kids took over. Service declined, quality of the food did too and the crowds disappeared. I think the place is still open, but haven’t been in years.

I am praying that doesn’t happen to The ‘Fook (King Fook- Florey shops), I would be gutted if they let junior run the show.

I think the Fook is heading towards Canberra Institution status. I used to live in Florey over 10 years ago, and we got takeaway from there regularly. I’ve just started going back again occasionally with a different wife, and it’s still good.

#8
Spykler8:30 pm, 14 Jan 13

LSWCHP said :

Spykler said :

c_c™ said :

Tends to be the way unfortunately. Wonderful and always busy Chinese restaurant in Canberra’s south, all going well for many years until the kids took over. Service declined, quality of the food did too and the crowds disappeared. I think the place is still open, but haven’t been in years.

I am praying that doesn’t happen to The ‘Fook (King Fook- Florey shops), I would be gutted if they let junior run the show.

I think the Fook is heading towards Canberra Institution status. I used to live in Florey over 10 years ago, and we got takeaway from there regularly. I’ve just started going back again occasionally with a different wife, and it’s still good.

Not sure when Florey shops were built (1980-81 perhaps), but I think The Fook was one of the originals. That food has staying power, just don’t mind the decor..I hope you have tried their Peking duck, very generous with the duck meat, unlike other more expensive Dickson establishments.

#9
bigfeet6:35 am, 15 Jan 13

LSWCHP said :

I think the Fook is heading towards Canberra Institution status..

No, if it was surely it would have made it onto the “Like Canberra” voting website. According to that website Canberra Institutions include “Lots of McDonalds” “Coffee Guru” and “Hungry Jacks”

#10
Baggy7:42 am, 15 Jan 13

Oh no…

I went past on the 7th longing for some deliciousness, and was heartbroken when I saw that they’re closed until Feb.

Now, though, that I’ve seen this, I am more heartbroken than before. A 20 minute wait?!

#11
poetix12:39 pm, 15 Jan 13

buzz819 said :

I went to go in last week and saw that the normal menu had been cut down to only 4 or 5 dishes, I had sushi instead.

Was that at the new Burmese place Unsung Sushi?

#12
astrojax1:00 pm, 15 Jan 13

poetix said :

buzz819 said :

I went to go in last week and saw that the normal menu had been cut down to only 4 or 5 dishes, I had sushi instead.

Was that at the new Burmese place Unsung Sushi?

oh, very droll… (up there with your best, i believe)

#13
poetix1:35 pm, 15 Jan 13

astrojax said :

poetix said :

buzz819 said :

I went to go in last week and saw that the normal menu had been cut down to only 4 or 5 dishes, I had sushi instead.

Was that at the new Burmese place Unsung Sushi?

oh, very droll… (up there with your best, i believe)

Yes, but why am I never given a biscuit?

#14
Conan of Cooma2:18 pm, 15 Jan 13

Has anyone thought to ask the chaps behind the counter what the deal is?

#15
Baggy2:31 pm, 15 Jan 13

Conan of Cooma said :

Has anyone thought to ask the chaps behind the counter what the deal is?

Word of mouth here at work is that the elders have opened a new place in Garema Place, with a more traditional Burmese flavour. I’m not sure of whereabouts though.

#16
qbninthecity2:33 pm, 15 Jan 13

apparently the young guys there at the moment have come down to look after the place until the owners get back next month. can’t say that i’ve noticed a huge difference in the food, the rice may be a little bit gluggy, and the service is a bit slower than with the owners, but hopefully all will return to normal nxt month :)

#17
ThatGuy8:46 am, 06 Feb 13

Doubtful anyone will see this comment, but for those concerned – the Burmese parents are back and so is the quality.

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