Monday, October 24, 2016

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake gets Burmese eats; Highland Park chef TV showdown with young girl; Icy Rush debuts in Echo Park


Silver Lake will be one of the few places in the  Los Angeles area with a Burmese restaurant, reports Eater LA.

Daw Yee Myanmar Corner is making its way from the San Gabriel Valley, and with it comes menu items such as classic tea leaf salads, noodle salads, mohinga (rice noodle and fish soup), oh no khao swe (coconut chicken noodles) and maybe dan pauk (Burmese biriyani with braised chicken), a secret family recipe of restaurateur Dellun Chow.

Opening day is targeted for Mothers’ Day, May 8, as a special tribute to Chow’s mother and her culinary know-how. Daw Yee Myanmar Corner is located in the 2800 block of Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Watch Chef Sevan Abdessian of Recess Eatery in Highland Park mock his 8-year-old opponent in an episode of “Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown,” Eater LA reports. During an interview with show host Adam Gertler, Abdessian commented that “Disneyland was more appropriate for her age group,” and “she needs to stay out of [the kitchen].” The young chef seemed undaunted by the unkind comment, so perhaps the old adage, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen,” doesn’t apply to her after all.
  • Icy Rush Co. is now open in Echo Park. The artisan ice cream shop specializes in organic, hand-made ice cream. Flavors include classics such as vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, as well as specialties such as cajeta, or Mexican caramel, ‘expresso’ chocolate chunk, horchata and lemon cake. For the dairy-free crowd, flavor options include orange chipotle, sweet and spicy Jamaica, margarita, red wine sangria and white wine raspberry. Icy Rush, Co. is located in the 2100 block of Sunset Boulevard.
  • Pick-up-and-delivery-only spot Dough Box Pizza in City Terrace was recently featured in LA Weekly. The Chicago-style, deep dish pizza warehouse operation is headed by East L.A. native Alexandra Gonzalez from Hollywood Pies and former Bread Lounge pastry chef Tony Hernandez. Deliveries are made five miles out, including Highland Park and most of Echo Park.

Cecilia Padilla-Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999.

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  1. Gee, I remember when you could get a great ice cream cone at the drug store for ten cents a scoop and a malted milk with three glasses in the container for twenty-five cents. Now, you almost have to take out a mortgage to get an ice cream item. However, when I make ice cream at home it goes back to the old prices. How about these shops doing the same?

    • Ah yes, and I remember when coffee at Phillipe’s was 9 cents. Makes me feel a million years old. And that was less than 5 years ago?

      Wait til I tell me daughter I didn’t have email until college…

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