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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