As some of you ex-Chowhounders (and current double-dippers) may know, I’ve been tracking the phenomenon of Burmese food in the Bay Area (probably the richest in the Western world). I’ve updated my list with the latest info (thanks to a couple of recent notes on my Chowhound thread) and cleaned up some formatting.
My latest list is HERE. There are currently 43 entries. Please let me know of any new openings or closures you are aware of.
I’d like to suggest that this thread also be used for general discussions about Burmese restaurants in the Bay Area.
I walked by there today to see if any work had been done, and it appeared none had, though it won’t take much, just some scrubbing and fresh paint, as far as I can see. There are currently three four-tops in there, and I would guess the seating capacity could be expanded to 25 at most.
With the addition of a Burmese food menu at BoBo Drinks Berkeley, the score is now 46. According to Hoodlines, anther branch of Burma Superstar is headed to downtown SF, which will add yet another to the total of places to try Burmese food in the SF Bay Are.
It’s great to see Burmese food become available in all the geographic pockets of the Bay Area. Are any of the newer restaurants offering dishes that aren’t available at, say,Mandalay? Little Yangon has a few dishes you can’t find elsewhere to my knowledge.
Also, do any places make their balata on site? Most places seem to use frozen ones, which can still taste great, especially with the right hot sauce.
Burma Bear opened recently @325 19th st, Oakland, Ca.
features BBQ meats, kale tea leaf salad, tea leaf salads, curries,.
started as a popup,went on the gird. has a branch on Haight. short hours, 11-2:30 weekdays
Burma Bear has 3 burmese eats: Calfornia/Kale tea salad, and Curry Plate.
rest kalua pulled pork, ribs, palata and curry dip, portobello mushroom, soups not available.
eats: California tea leaf salad (4)1/2 order
-loaded with romaine lettuce, some tomato, burmese fermened tea leafs sparse, pungent when tasted. cilantro, fried peas and beans, cilantro, jalepenos also present in small amounts/
curry chicken (9)
-fresh shredded chicken in mild curry sauce, savory bean rice
-curry mildness similar to Burma food truck.
*no wow bermese eats here, just some fusion and Q.
Thanks for the list. Are there any restaurants that make the equivalent of the late, lamented Nan Yang’s Eight Treasure Bean Curd ? It was a fried milk “stick” dish. I know it’s technically a Chinese dish but of course I’ve never seen it anywhere (or maybe I’ve never thought about looking in a Chinese restaurant).