These slices of sanwin makin, or semolina cake ($5), also featured golden raisins and white poppy seeds. They were very dense and moist as well as rich: Held between finger and thumb, a slice could scarcely support its own weight.
Also shown: a noodle salad ($5), literally made by hand (gloved hand). Some ways into my serving I was offered a bowl of very black-peppery soup on the side; it included thin slices of what might have been bitter melon.
Burma Today Food Fair
Forest Hills High School, 67-01 110th St. (at 67th Ave.), Forest Hills, Queens
The 2012 food fair, to this date the only such event organized by Burma Today, was held August 19