Silver Lake: Checking Out Burmese Food at Daw Yee Myanmar Corner

tea leaf salad

tea leaf salad

 

A few years ago, I went to Daw Yee in Monterey Park when they opened and liked it well enough but never felt compelled to return. I like Burmese food and was looking for an experience closer to what I had at various spots in San Francisco. I’ve tried a few times to come to Daw Yee but they are oddly closed on Tuesdays. So I end up next door at Same Same for Thai food, which isn’t a bad alternative. But finally one Friday night, I made it into Daw Yee.

To start, nearly everyone gets the tea leaf salad. The fried lentils, peanuts, tomatoes, tea leaves all mix together in a compelling, tasty way.

shan noodles with chicken

shan noodles with chicken

 

We asked our server for a recommendation for noodles. After he described each dish, he said a lot of people got the shan noodles. It looked pretty good and you can get it vegan if you wan. We opted for the meat version which is chicken. The soft rice noodles are topped with a rich gravy. It mixed really well with the goat stew we also got.

 

goat stew

goat stew

 

I love goat. I love it more than venison and lamb. The semi-thick stew read more like a curry and you eat it with the well oiled bread. There’s just enough meat to keep it interesting but it was more fun to eat the stew. Although the method of sending food to your mouth (i.e. pinching a bit of stew/curry with bread) was like Indian food, the flavors are just so different. It seemed lighter than Indian curries. But perhaps not as smooth as Thai curries. It is very much its own thing.

I can’t wait to come back to this cute spot to check out more of the menu. Bonus, it seems everyone BYOBs.

Daw Yee Myanmar Corner – Silver Lake

2837 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026  —  (213) 413-0568
 

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