Daw Yee Myanmar Cafe

111 N. Rural Dr.
Monterey Park, CA 91755
Daw Yee Myanmar Cafe +

Photo: Anne Fishbein Shan noodles at Daw Yee.


  • Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Takeout
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Depending on your mood, at Daw Yee in Monterey Park you can get flavors as familiar as a mild beef curry rife with masala, with hints of India but somehow sweeter and more mellow. Or you can go for "pork mix," a mound of bouncy pig offal, deeply flavored, slightly stinky and stewed in soy and star anise, served with a bracing chili sauce. Noodles and curries make up a good chunk of typical Burmese cuisine. At Daw Yee, many of chef Delyn Chow's noodle dishes come with familiar, thin rice noodles, but variations are available that are unique to Burmese food. For instance: Thoke, a short, fat noodle usually made with rice flour, is made here with tofu. Chow also makes his own tofu, but uses chickpeas rather than soy as the base. The outcome is different, as you might expect, with a warm, slick, yellow, puddinglike tofu thoke, which comes doused in a tamarind dressing and a slaw of cabbage and onions. Once you get past the textural oddity, it reveals itself as a hearty and refreshing pleasure. Read our review of Daw Yee Myanmar Cafe.

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