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- Yoma MyanmarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodiesFirst to Review
3 weekend visits in a row!
Our first visit was about 40 mins prior to their close time, and there was no one in the restaurant and no one at the front desk.
We were beginning to think they were closing up shop already so we called out and a motherly woman came out to accommodate us.
She was very helpful in assisting us to choose dishes so we got:
Tea Leaf Salad -- This was an explosion of flavor and different textures. I didn't expect it to be so crunchy and there were varying notes of tanginess, sweetness, and bitterness. You really have to try it out to understand what's going on with this. xD It was refreshing though!
Mustard Greens Soup -- We originally wanted a Watercress soup but she didn't have anymore so not sure if this was a spin off or actual menu item. But it was delicious, reminiscent of the Chinese version, and a hearty portion. We sucked that bowl dry!
Yoma danpauk -- Another recommendation of hers, and this was AMAZING. We were presented with a large mound of colorful rice, and when we poked into it, we realized there was a tender and large chicken leg underneath. SO DELICIOUS. This was our favorite of the night. Rice was uber fluffy, (kind of like bismati rice) and there were raisins, cashews, and more tea leaves. Loved the mix of savory and slight sweetness notes. LOVE LOVE.
Freebie Fried Bean Appetizer -- Since it was our first time, she gave us a freebie appetizer of fried beans that look like flattened falafel things. Yummy!
Freebie Coconut Jelly Dessert -- She also gave a small plate of delicious coconut jelly :D So awesome!!
Our 2nd visit was during off hours again, at 3 PM for an uber late lunch.
We wanted to try all new things so with the aid of the owner again, we got:
Coconut Noodle Soup -- I really enjoyed the soup in this, since it was creamy, flavorful and had those important crunchies of fried onion bits and peanuts. The noodles themselves seemed placed in, so it didn't soak in the flavor. If you request this, ask them to remove the noodles.
Shan Noodle -- This was a saucy noodle dish in a bowl that needs to be well mixed to get the full flavor. It also came with a small bowl of peppery broth that was a bit too peppery for me. My BF loved this noodle dish, whereas I liked the soup in the Coconut Noodle Soup better. It's similar to the texture of Dan Dan mien if you enjoy that.
Beef Curry -- The beef chunks were super tender and the sauce was delish but kind of a small portion for the price. Maybe we got too many carbs in this visit xD We made quick work of all the meat chunks and was left with a lot of sauce that would've been sopped up with the rice if we didn't have so many noodles to finish.
She was very happy to see us again, and encouraged us to visit some more which we'll happily oblige!
My favorite is still the Yoma danpauk so far, but my BF loves the Shan Noodle :D Can't wait to come back and try some moooooooooore!!!!