Monday, June 27, 2016

DAW YEE MYANMAR CORNER (SILVERLAKE, LOS ANGELES, CA)



Daw Yee Myanmar Corner
2831 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
www.dawyeemontereypark.com/
Tel: 213.413.0568
$$ ($15-$30)
Sunday, 06/05/2016, 1:00pm reservation
    (4 Piglets)



Here in Los Angeles, Burmese food is a rarity. You can drive throughout the streets of LA and you probably won't find one for miles on end. I've been to Burma Superstar in San Francisco and it was absolutely amazing. So when I heard there was a Burmese restaurant that opened in Silverlake, I knew I had to jump on the chance to try it.

Daw Yee Myanmar Corner is the second restaurant from the Daw Yee Myanmar Café located in Monterey Park, CA. Dellun Chow is a second generation Burmese who has managed to incorporate Burmese authenticity with hipster Silverlake. Classic Burmese dishes like the tea leaf salad and samosas are integrated into the menu.
Soft opening!
Interior
Interior



KYAE OH NOODLE SOUP (DRY VERSION TOSS IN GARLIC OIL) ($9.95):  Rice Vermicelli, Flat Rice Noodles, Ground Pork, Tofu, Quail Egg, Fish Ball, Mustard Greens and Chives (GF). This dish reminds me of some home cooking. My mom would make something similar to this. It has a lot of what seems to be Southeast Asian flavors mixed with Chinese. It's filling and could definitely be shared.
MOLASONG DRINK ($4.00): Pandan Jelly, Tapioca, Coconut Milk, Whole Milk. This tastes like one of those drinks you get at a Vietnamese café. It's a bit on the sweeter end and the coconut milk flavor definitely comes through. It almost feels like a dessert rather than a drink. It's good nonetheless.
TEA LEAF SALAD ($9.95): Myanmar Imported Fermented Tea Leaves, Tomatoes, Roasted Peanuts, Fried Yellow Lentils, Fried Garlic, Toasted Sesame, Diced Tomatoes, Steamed Corn and Shredded Cabbage (Vegan, GF). This tea leaf salad is a bit different than the one at Burma Superstar. It has a lot of texture from the Peanuts and Yellow Lentils but I felt like its missing something. Maybe more fish sauce? It fell a little short for me, but it's still worth a try!


SAMOSAS (6 PIECES-$7.95): Fried Pastry Filled With Potatoes and Onions Seasoned with Masala Curry Spices (Vegan). I thought the samosas were really good. A hint of Indian flavors with a bit of Asian, how could you go wrong? They were super crispy just the way I like them and the interior was soft. Cooked perfectly. The sauce that comes with it is pretty amazing too.
MY FAVORITE DISH. FRIED MYANMAR TOFU (12 PIECES - $7.95): Homemade Yellow Lentil Tofu (Soy Free) with a Hint of Tumeric Fried in Light Batter (Vegan). I love these little suckers. They're super addicting. It's not your typical tofu that you normally eat. It's made out of yellow lentils and the texture is out of this world. Crispy on the outside with a cornemal-like texture. Not at all greasy! Its a must order! I wish I could eat these at home while I'm watching Game of Thrones on the couch!


Overall, Daw Yee Myanmar Corner is a nice addition to Silverlake. The food definitely meshes well with the hipster town and there are tons of vegan options! It's casual and I appreciate the simple food with bold flavors. It's definitely worth a try if you've never had Burmese food cause once you taste those fried tofu sticks, you'll be hooked! On a side note, you'll receive 10% off during the soft opening but you may want to call and see how long it'll be going on for.


Notable Dishes: Fried Myanmar Tofu and Kyae Oh Noodle Soup


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