In Illinois, finding a great place to eat is as easy as spotting a cornfield. There are countless greasy spoons serving American favorites like burgers and dogs, hundreds of Italian eateries, and no shortage of steakhouses, taquerias, Chinese restaurants, and Greek diners. But one thing you’ll be hard-pressed to find? Authentic Burmese food. That rarity, combined with tastes that can’t be found anywhere else in the state, is what makes the best restaurant in Illinois stand out from the others.

So, would you try out Pa Lian to see if it lives up to its reputation as the best restaurant in Illinois? Where’s your favorite place to eat in the state? Tell us in the comments! Start planning your visit by checking out the Pa Lian Burmese Restaurant website and the Pa Lian Burmese Restaurant Facebook page. Want to showcase some Burmese pride with decor inspired by one of the culture’s most beloved dishes? This gorgeous hanging wall art shows a modern, minimalistic interpretation of tea leaf salad — the perfect piece for any food lover.

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