Daw Yee Myanmar Corner will be a major contribution to northeast corner of Sunset and Silver Lake Blvd as one of the most diverse plots of Asian eateries in L.A., with long time tenants Pho Cafe and Rambutan reboot Same Same covering cuisines from other parts of Southeast Asia.
Over 6,000 Burmese live in the San Gabriel Valley, yet Daw Yee remains the only the second Burmese restaurant in the western section of SGV. With no delivery service to outside areas, Burmese food served by Daw Yee (and Yoma Myanmar) never penetrated into L.A. proper. While Burma Superstar — previously an Eater SF essential 38 restaurant — brought about culinary awareness to the newly democratic country of Myanmar last decade in San Francisco, Burmese food has yet to become as hip in L.A.
Dellun Chow, a second-generation Burmese restaurateur, hopes to change this situation by opening his second restaurant far away from his family roots. Chow, who carries his entire family's recipes, is aiming to meld Silver Lake hip with Monterey Park charm and authenticity. The opening date is tentatively set for Mother's Day, May 8, as a tribute to his mother and her cooking chops.
While the menu is not quite set, expect the classic tea leaf salads, noodle salads, mohinga (rice noodle and fish soup), oh no khao swe (coconut chicken noodles), and perhaps even dan pauk (Burmese biriyani with braised chicken) made from a closely guarded family recipe. Chow will also look toward sourcing organic meats and sustainably grown vegetables to complement traditional Burmese fermented tea leaves and house-made tofu.
Beer and alcohol license has yet to come out of the ABC application process, but for now, diners can visit Same Same for flights of rieslings before enjoying Burmese cuisine next door.
Daw Yee Myanmar Corner
2831 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA