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Burmese Tea Leaf Salad

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This is based on the Tea Leaf Salad at Burma Superstar in San Francisco. It’s a combo of a recipe from kitchencaravan.com, and descriptions I found of the restaurant’s version.

servings:Makes 8 as a side
total time:
1 hour


  • 1/3 cup dried yellow split peas
  • 8 cups thinly sliced hearts of romaine (about 2 heads)
  • 4 T unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 4 T sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 10 T sesame oil, divided
  • Dried shrimp powder, to taste (optional)
  • 4 T green tea leaves
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 lemons
  • 4 T cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
Burmese Tea Leaf Salad photo
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