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Sabuti - Burmese Food in Kuala Lumpur

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This morning, I peeped at 2 tables having what looked like some form of porridge. A closer glance it did look like pop corn porridge served with some condiments. The name of the dish is Sabuti - a traditional food of the Chin tribe from Myanmar.


Chatted the Myanmar lady selling it and the girl who serves me my coffee regularly. Sabuti is a soupy dish cooked with hominy corn in a meat and bone broth. Its cooked together with some innards. Served with a slice of deep fried beef and a side of spicy sliced onions and 2 bottles of powder - salt and Ajinomoto (Monosodium Glutamate or MSG). 
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When the lady mentioned Ajinomoto, I must admit that I rolled my eyes. Probably a stunned deer look too. Seeing my stunned look, she patiently explained to me to add salt and Ajinomoto to my bowl of Sabuti like what the next table was doing. I was fine with the idea of salt but adding MSG into my meals wasn't a practice in my life. I tell myself, never mind...let's just taste it as it is and see how it goes.

I took my first spoon of Sabuti. Its tasty but somewhat bland. Thus the salt and MSG. I added some salt and yes it did taste better but no MSG and the Myanmar folks around me smiled kindly nevertheless. Its tasty with flavours from the fragrant corn, beef, innards and a little salt did justice to this traditional Chin cuisine. 

The fried beef does look dry but its really tasty. Its tough but flavourful from the marinade. Dip it into the chili onion side and its a different explosion of delicious flavours. Sweetness from the onions, quite spicy chili and beef savoury goodness. Yummy. I added some of the onion chili into my bowl of corn and soup....it tasted even better.
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I saw them Myanmar locals eating and licking their finger from the delicious fried beef. I did the same and received their approving smiles. Seriously its RM4 for a bowl of delicious goodness that left me satisfied. I know I will return for more Sabuti soon.
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Thoughout the time while I ate the whole serving of Sabuti, some Malaysian locals asked me "You actually eat it?" My reply was "Why not? This is something really delicious!". 

While I have not explored Myanmar, its definitely on my list of places to explore in the next couple of years. Today I have tasted Sabuti and I know I want to visit Myanmar not just Yangon but I would like to visit the Chin tribe to know more about them. 

Celebrated Coffee House
48, Jalan Landak Off Jalan Pudu
Wilayah Persekutuan
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Landmark: opposite Pudu Plaza
GPS Location: 3.13727°N and 101.71294°E

THANX for reading. Do drop me a line to share with me locations for any Myanmar food that you have tasted in Kuala Lumpur. I will certainly love to check them out too!