So a restaurant name based on the region of opium production. Had to try it since I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.
That’s fishcake, onion, and tomato curry. If you aren’t sure what’s Burmese vs Thai on this menu, many say (Burmese) next to it. *hint hint. The rice on the right looks like white rice, but it’s not that simple, it’s coconut white rice. It tastes great alone. The curry is great too, and has a juicy vibe.
This is a soup stew like item. It’s Catfish “chowder.” You put the noodles, egg, and assorted “stuff” into a bowl, and you ladle the soup like stew over it. The proprietor walked by and noticed my bowl and said that I should put more on top. I might try something different next time instead of this dish. It wasn’t bad at all, but this one is the weakest of the three.
The winner. Ginger salad. Everyone says this is great, and yes it is. It’s potent in smell. I think it’s fish sauce that gives it a kicker. You might not want to get near people after, it’ll make your breathe rock. But this is a must. Most dishes are in the $8 range.
Read about them in Yelp and it’s a place that my homey with a palate, LA Weekly writer, Jonathan Gold likes to frequent. One last thing, I notice that Stallone didn’t stop and eat once in the film, and if he tried the Burmese food, I’m sure he would have slowed down the hate, ate a little, and had a better time liberating people.
7011 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier, CA 90602