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]
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]
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
We have many different Burmese dishes to choose from. Fresh cooked vegetarian dishes, authentic slow cooked soups and curries. Come by and try the authentic Burmese food at Little Yangon Restaurant in Daly City.
Our Current Menu at Little Yangon.
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People always ask about our “Secret Sauce”, and we say it comes from love of our people, culture, and the Bay Area. If you come in and say “Ms. Tun Yum Yum”, you will get a free dessert with your order of a tea leaf salad.
Our Current Menu at Little Yangon Restaurant in Daly City.
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Who does visit Myanmar these days? For Southeast Asia travelers exposed to a daily diet of CNN, Myanmar is literal no-fly zone, a destination with an infamous reputation for unrest, opium and political repression. Even as other “notorious” Asia destinations like Cambodia and Vietnam emerge into adolescence on the global tourist stage, Myanmar remains largely hidden from view – a mysterious actor shrouded in myth and secrecy.
It’s been nearly two years since Gadling’s Leif Pettersen first visited Myanmar, lifting the curtain on a country of sacred Buddhist shrines, Betel chewing and nary a fast food chain in sight. Not surprisingly, in the years since Leif’s visit, not much has changed. As I soon discovered, everything moves more slowly in Myanmar, from the masochistic 15-hour bus rides to the condensed milk that slowly oozes into your cup of Burmese tea. This “slowness” is further exaggerated by Myanmar’s isolation from the international community and the devastating Cyclone Nargis which hammered the country in 2008. The country’s already-meager tourist industry is still reeling from the shock…[Full Article Here]
Informative blog post about the Karen peoples of Burma:
For the most part I believe in clichés. I mean they are clichés for a reason right? Cleanliness is a state of mind, Live and Learn, What goes around comes around . . . etc. These are inherent truths to me. But one cliché that has been standing out as a glaring falsity lately is “All is fair in love and war”…[Full Article Here]
Some people say, “Home is where the heart is.” That the case for Nag Lin Lin (not her real name), a young Burmese woman who lives and works in Bangkok, but, wants desperately to live at home with her family in Kyeik Don, sub-township in Kawka Reik township, in Karen State.
But, like many young Burmese, she has to continue working in Thailand to help support her family financially, because they are unable to meet the rising cost of living at home…[Read the Full Article Here]