Mingalaba (Takadanobaba: Burmese)
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
: Open Sundays
Mingalaba is fairly spacious, with a standard decor of plain tables, bright lighting and video monitor mounted high in a corner. It seems to attract families and those looking for a simple evening meal. The Japanese menu is fairly complete, and the staff is eager to offer advice on what to order. Like Nagani nearby, Mingalaba gets a lot of non-Burmese customers.
Recommended are the many curry-like stewed dishes, particularly the Sei-Tah-Hin (Y900) made with chunks of lamb. The Che-Aie-Kun-Joh (Y600) is strips of chicken skin, lightly breaded and deep fried, very crispy and less greasy than one might imagine.
by Bryan Harrell
Shinjuku-ku, Takadanobaba 2-14-8, NT Bldg. 3F.