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.