by BtownMenus on September 2, 2012
Hi I’m Haley, and welcome to Bite into Btown, a blog I will be contributing to for BtownMenus.com.
It was a rainy day today so I decided to stay in my apartment and order delivery. After looking at all the restaurant choices on BtownMenus, I decided on the Burmese, Asian-fusion restaurant, Mandalay. I had just sampled their food for the first time at the “Flavors of Fourth Street” festival the weekend before and wanted to try it again.
I often order spring rolls at restaurants but this time I chose Mandalay’s clear rolls with chicken and vegetables that came in an order of six. The tapioca paper it’s wrapped in isn’t fried and instead has a leaf of lettuce wrapped under it with chicken and vegetables like cabbage and carrots tucked inside. It’s good on its own, has a lot of flavors and textures, but the sweet chili sauce on the side makes a great pairing with it.
I also had their specialty, coconut rice with chicken curry. They come separate when it’s delivered so I mixed them together. I tried the rice beforehand and it was sweeter than what I was used to because of the coconut, but I liked it. The spices and rice kept the dish feeling warm and hearty and after eating four clear rolls, it only took half of a bowl to fill me up. The meal ended sweetly with dulce de leche and butterscotch Dum Dums® lollipops that came in the delivery bag, and I’m saving the rest of my dinner for tomorrow’s lunch.
Next time I eat at Mandalay, I’d like to try their pho noodle soup or teriyaki chicken.
413 E. 4th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Cost Friendly: $10-15 per person