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CA Restaurants

Burmese Restaurant, Palo Alto CA

January 2016 – I had to add this Burmese restaurant to my blog because the food was beyond fantastic and there is no way that I want to forget where this restaurant is. Parking lot half a block away where you can park free for two hours.

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine

Palo Alto CA Restaurant

Rangoon Ruby. Burmese restaurant Palo Alto CA. A cultural melting pot. How wonderful!

They have vegetarian options and standard dishes can be made vegetarian. I ate these exquisitely flavored dishes:

Veggie Kebat

A mix of vegetables stir-fried with paprika, masala, tamarind, green chilies, mint leaves, tomatoes, onions and cilantro

Mango Salad

Shredded fresh green mangoes served with fried onions, fried garlic, cabbage, red onions, yellow bean powder, cucumber and dried shrimp (they left out the garlic and shrimp for me)

When they brought the mango salad to my table I was told that the Tea Leaf Salad is the most popular salad at Rangoon Ruby’s. I will have to try it next time!

Tea Leaf Salad

This salad is a popular traditional treat unique to Burma. A mix of Burmese tea leaves, fried garlic, yellow beans, peanuts, sesame seeds, lettuce, tomato, jalapeno peppers and dried shrimp. This special salad will awaken your taste buds
(vegetarian option available)

Highly Recommended!

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine
445 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650) 323-6543

Organic Vegan Restaurant, Venice Beach CA

April 2015 I was at the City of Angels West Coast Swing event on the Los Angeles airport property. I took a short drive to Venice Beach CA where I looked and looked for parking. I lucked out and found metered parking in a small parking lot two blocks from Venice Beach. Attached to the parking lot was a fantastic organic vegan restaurant. It was quaint and casual.

Seed Kitchen: Organic Vegan Restaurant, Venice Beach CA

I ordered curried chickpeas which was served with brown rice, cucumbers, and a wheat chapati. If I wanted to eat gluten-free they would have accommodated me.

Seed Kitchen: Organic Vegan Restaurant Venice Beach CA

After I ate, I put more coins in the parking meter and walked two blocks to the ocean. I sat on the beach and enjoyed the sun and breeze for a while.

The only thing that I would consider a minus at this organic vegan restaurant in Venice Beach CA, is that they do not have any public bathrooms.

Seed Kitchen
1604 Pacific Ave
Venice, California 90291