(Slideshow updated with photos from the 2012 food fair.) Mogok noodles are named for a Burmese township also called "Ruby Land."
Though the mountainous region has been renowned for gemstones since time immemorial, it was only a coincidence that this bed of rice noodles and hillock of stewed pork were decorated with alluvial deposits suggesting ruby, garnet, and peridot. That's multihued hot pepper on top, of course, flanked by a garlic coriander sauce. At bottom left, salty soybeans (with a little fish sauce) are another optional condiment, while hidden from sight is a seam of tan corn starch, perhaps flavored by chicken broth. A bowlful of riches indeed.
For more photos from multiple Burmese Food Fairs held as fundraisers by the Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation, see the slideshow.
Moegyo Burmese Food Fair
Aviation High School, 45-30 36th St., Long Island City, Queens
June (the 2012 food fair was held June 3)