By Win Lei Lei Tun
WHAT IT IS
Ask any local where you can get the best Burmese food in town and they will tell you Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee is the place to go. Though this branch has only been around since 2007, Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee has satiated the palates of locals and visitors alike for over fifty years.
The place tends to get noisy during peak hours, but the casual atmosphere allows for a fun dining experience where patrons can share a laugh or engage in some good conversation. Though the place is often busy, the level of service never falters. The waiters are attentive and will make sure you have everything you need.
The curries come with rice, Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee’s signature soup, and a side of crudités. Two dishes stood out. The first was sat thar hnut (3,800 Ks), which was a lovely venison curry. The meat was tender, and the curry sauce was flavorful – perfect to pour over your rice. The second, ngaku sin kaw (2,300 Ks), was stir-fried minced catfish. This unique dish is cooked with noni leaves, which are believed to lower high blood pressure and reduce cancer risk. The leaves have a slight bitter taste, but the dish was delicious overall. Be careful of fish bones though! Prices: Salads: 800 Ks, Vegetable dishes: 800 Ks, Main courses: 2,300 Ks to 4,800 Ks
Burmese food is famous for being very oily, and the food here is no exception. Apart from that, the dishes are culinary masterpieces. If you’ve been here often and are all too familiar with the regular menu items, ask for the daily staff special. The staff menu changes everyday, so you’ll be able to try something new!
No. S-1, U Chit Maung Housing, U Chit Maung Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon.
Phone: 01-553688, 01-553689
Open daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm