The restaurant scene in Philly is amazing, with so many options, so many world cuisines represented around all of the city’s neighborhoods. So it says a lot about Rangoon, a Burmese restaurant on 9th Street in Chinatown, that this is where I like to bring visiting friends and local friends for lunch or dinner. I’ve been eating here for years and the food and service are always exceptional. The menu is varied and can accommodate meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. When asked to describe Burmese cuisine, the best answer I could find would be Asian cuisine fused from Southeast Asian, Chinese and Indian influences. But forget descriptions, just order and dig in! Pictured on the left is the wonderful signature appetizer, Firecracker Lentil Fritters (crunchy and spicy, but not overly spicy) and pictured on the right is my all-time favorite dish, the sublimely delicious Coconut Tofu. Consider trying the Thousand Layer Bread, it's yummy!