The lowly yellow split pea enjoys superstar status at Daly City’s Little Yangon. Battered and fried into flat cakes, it provides a lively crunch in soups. Ground into powder, it adds subtle texture to noodle salads. Made into tofu, it has a tongue-teasing, almost gritty texture and a lovely saffron hue.
The Burmese restaurant tosses together humble ingredients like the pea to create tempting salads, soups, curries and stir-fries – a cuisine that has borrowed from neighboring India, China and Thailand, yet asserts its own brand of gastronomy.[Full Article Here]
Thinking of planning a trip to Burma?. Here’s a great travel article on their customs, especially when it comes to eating. [Full article here]
The cuisine of Burma has been influenced by the cuisines of China, India and Thailand but is characterized by extensive use of fish products like fish sauce. Burmese cuisine has retained unique preparation techniques and distinct flavours, and there are many regional variations of “standard” dishes. Seafood is a common ingredient in coastal cities such as Sittwe, Kyaukpyu, Mawlamyaing (formerly Moulmein), Mergui (Myeik) and Dawei, while meat and poultry are more commonly used in landlocked cities like Mandalay. Freshwater fish and shrimp have been incorporated into inland cooking as a primary source of protein and are used in a variety of ways, fresh, salted whole or filleted, salted and dried, made into a salty paste, or fermented sour and pressed.[Source]
Check out this great review on on Chow Hound that was posted in Nov 2009, other people have commented on this favorably as recently as March 2010. It’s interesting to see people conversing about the original positive review, with their own positive reviews. Here is the first post that started the whole conversation: Just ate here this week, Fantastic food, friendly service, extensive menu. Open 10-10 everyday. This place puts the Burmese restaurants in SF to shame and is filled with local Burmese immigrants. They also sell Tea Leaves and other Burmese products. Anyone else been? [Full Review Here]
Burma, the traditional name of a country in southeastern Asia whose official name is Union of Myanmar. It fronts on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea and is bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos, and Thailand. The country’s greatest distances are about 1,280 miles (2,060 km) north-south and 580 miles (930 km) east-west. Burma’s area is 261,218 square miles (676,552 km2), about the same as that of Texas.[full article here]
Burmese monks were beaten, jailed and killed while protesting Myanmar’s military regime in 2007, and dozens found refuge in America.
But now most have been forced to swap their saffron-colored robes for blue-collar workwear and abandon their monkhood out of a need to scratch out a living in their adopted land. [full article here]
Do you know where Burma is located, and how many countries it shares a border with? [See map here]
Great blog post and excellent photos:
We are certain the writer isn’t referring to our place when saying they had lackluster Burmese food in San Francisco. But, if you are in the area, come in and try it out for yourself
Our Current Menu at Little Yangon in Daly City
For those of you who are interested in learning about Burmese Culture. Here is some information for you.
Our previous post about traveling to Myanmar