I decided to check out Mingala Burmese based on the great reviews it got, plus it's in my neighborhood. The food was okay, but I think it isn't as wonderful as the other reviews would suggest. My friend had the shrimp in red curry, which was spicy, colorful, packed with vegetables, and a good size. The chunks of pineapple floating in it looked like they came from a can, which detracted from the dish. I had a chicken rice noodle dish, and despite the description that it was sauteed in a light garlic sauce, I thought it was rather bland -- more like lo mein than anything spicy or special. We ordered the thousand layer bread and the layers seemed dense and greasy. I did like the shrimp dish, but I don't know if I'd seek out their cuisine again. Attentive service.
Pros: inexensive, location, extensive menu
Cons: OK food/not amazing