My co-worker asked if I wanted to try Burmese food. You know what my answer was.
Yoma (713 E. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park, (626) 280-8655) doesn't look like much from the outside. Frankly, it doesn't look like much inside either. Luckily, the food is superior to the decor.
Fried samusa ($5.50).
Similar to Indian samosas but less pyramidal and more triangular, thus providing a higher golden crunchy surface-area-to-filling ratio. Great start.
Beef curry ($6.50).
Don't let this unappetizing poo-like photo fool you. This was tasty.
Burmese thick noodle salad with chicken ($5.50).
Meh. Bland, mushy, and unimpressive.
Burmese shrimp salad ($7.50).
Shan hkat ($5.50).
This spicy mix of several different vegetables was a winner.
Complimentary coconut jello.
A sweet cool contrast to our meal.
Yoma didn't knock my socks off. It would take some coaxing to get me back.
too bad on those fat noodles. they look good. i'm a sucker for fat noodles. that didn't sound right.ReplyDelete
i like thick noodles too...the thicker the better. disappointing that it didn't taste good. the jello looks fun.ReplyDelete
Cool I've never had Burmese food before. Although I was very close to the border of Burma when we went to see the tigers in Thailand.ReplyDelete
My friend's boyfriend is burmese and she has tried several local places with him. I'll have to ask her if she has any recs. (Btw, she reads your blog and really likes it. Hey S, if you're reading this, what places do you suggest?)ReplyDelete
I want to give it another try just to be fair.ReplyDelete
I didn't get free dessert though.
I beat you to it!ReplyDelete
The food was better 3-4 years ago when I went with my Burmese roommate. However, they changed owners and the quality of the food went down. The best Burmese food I tried was a spot in West LA :)ReplyDelete
Back in college, there was this little Burmese place my friends and I would go to mostly because the Burmese waiters were hot. I remember the food being pretty tasty too.ReplyDelete
i have been known to eat (and enjoy) food that looks like poo. heh.ReplyDelete
If I randomly saw that coconut jello stuff on a plate, I would have no clue what to do with it.ReplyDelete
I'd never heard of Burmese food til I read this post.ReplyDelete