Monthly Archives: January 2013

Owning a Home is Still the Dream — The Ultimate American Dream

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Owning a home just seems to be one of those dreams that never fades from generation to generation. What other type of investment also serves as something you can live and build memories in?
If you’re considering purchasing a home, your timing couldn’t be better. The housing market has been on the upswing, as I’m sure you’ve heard, so buy while prices are just rising. Nervous about whether or not you’ll qualify for a loan? Don’t be. So many of my clients had the same fears and were surprised to find out how much they qualified for. There’s only one way to find out, and luckily, getting pre-approved with a lender doesn’t cost you a thing. What are you waiting for?
For more information on getting pre-approved for a loan or any questions that you may have about real estate in general, I am here to help you.
 
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Tiffany Chin
RED Real Estate
323.762.2531
118 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

www.tiffanychin.kwrealty.com

Prepare your Taste Buds for Authentic Burmese Cuisine!

How many of you have heard of Burma AKA Myanmar? Well, here’s a map courtesy of Google images for you.

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I ask because I just had the most amazing meal that I’ve had in quite some time at a little very casual restaurant called Yoma Myanmar in Monterey Park. For those of you who don’t know me personally, my parents were born and raised in Burma, so I grew up eating Burmese food, rather than Chinese food. During all these years since I moved to LA, I have been scouring the area for an authentic Burmese restaurant that I could share with all my friends and you, and after an exhausting search, I’ve finally found one!

Brief statement about Burmese cuisine–it’s somewhat of a mix between Thai and Indian food with so many unique flavors that I can’t even describe to do it justice. You’ll just have to try it for yourself! Below are several photos that I’ve borrowed from Yelp, as you’ll notice, since I was so blown away by the food that taking photos of my food just escaped my mind. :)

1. Tofu Salad – Even if you don’t like tofu, I highly recommend trying this dish. Burmese tofu isn’t made from soybeans, but rather yellow split peas, which gives it an entirely different flavor.

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2. Burmese Samusa – So different from the Indian version that many have had. The outside wrap is thin, which gives it a lighter crunch, and it isn’t prepared with the corriander seeds that often get in my way when I munch on the Indian version.

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3. Moht Hinn Ga (Catfish noodle soup) – All I can say is–give it a chance. It’s one of my favorites and so soothing during this unusually freezing weather we’re experiencing in Los Angeles.

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There are so many more dishes that I’d love to share with you, but let’s keep this short and sweet. Even though I’ve just had dinner, re-living my experience through this blog post is just making me painfully hungry again. Just believe me that you won’t regret visiting this hidden jewel!

Again, that’s Yoma Myanmar – 713 E Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755