Burmese feast in a charming luncheonette setting – Photo: Sam Fleischner

Living in NYC allows us to sample cuisine from all over the world, right? Well, largely, yes, but when it comes to Burmese food there is actually only one dedicated restaurant in the entire city and it’s all the way over on the Upper East Side.

However, Greenpointers with an inclination for Burmese fare can finally be spared a trip out of the neighborhood because this Sunday a fabulous Burmese food pop-up will be happening at the former Sunview Luncheonette near McGolrick Park.

Chef Michael Sablan (who has previously cooked at Mission Chinese and Northeast Kingdom), will be whipping up a six-course feast with dishes that include: Shan Tofu (a”tofu” made with chick peas), Oh No Khao Swe (coconut chicken noodle soup with marbled egg and pickled mustard greens), and the classic Burmese preserved green tea leaf salad.

Dinner will be accompanied by music from cassettes found on the streets of Yangon, and screenings of Burmese music videos and commercials. As well as getting a slice of Burmese culture, the dinner is also a rare opportunity to check out the inside of Greenpoint’s treasured Sunview Luncheonette.

Tickets cost $40 and include a six-course meal, beer and Burmese-inspired cocktails. The event starts at 6.30pm.


Last week’s dinner was a sell-out success, so if you’re thinking of going be sure to book in advance HERE.

For those who would like to attend future dinners, the pop-up will be continuing in October.

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