Zogam Cafe – a Quick Look

By on January 23, 2019

Zogam Cafe is easy to miss. It’s a tiny narrow cafe in a strip mall near 71st Street. It’s run by a guy named Mang who hails from the hills of northwest Burma. Everything the Zomi refugees do here is impressive and this is no exception. He spent some time in Malaysia before coming here and somewhere along the way he picked up Thai cuisine.


Thai entrees with a few Malaysian noodles is what Zogam offers. They do a great job. The pineapple fried rice was the unexpected star of the show. My date ordered it and I wasn’t expecting much. But it was delicious, studded with all sorts of unexpected spices and flavors.

What I got was just as lovely. It’s the Crispy Grouper in sweet and sour sauce. But the sauce was enlivened with Thai chilies and had a lot of depth and complexity.

Zogam Cafe

6930 SOUTH Lewis Ave
Tulsa, Oklahoma
(918) 551-7005
Brian Schwartz

About Brian Schwartz

Born in NYC, age 0, on my birthday. College in Oxford at age 16. Law School in New Haven, Conn. 6 years travel in Africa and Asia. Haven’t done much lately. Still, I’m the only Tulsa member of the little-known Omega Society. www.theomegasociety.com I speak enough Chinese to order food not on any English menu. Spanish French Italian too (not fluently but food-ently) My favorite restaurant is Jean-Georges in New York. But those NYC chefs would sell their soul to get the produce available from the farms around Inola. “A writer writes alone. His words tumble forth from a magical inner void that is mysterious even to himself, and that no one else can enter.” And yet, the most important thing to me the writer is YOU. Without you to hear them, my words are worth less than silence.

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