Irrawaddy Taste of Burma

7076 Katella Ave.
Stanton, CA 90680


  • Open Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Beer and wine
Irrawaddy Taste of Burma is a Burmese restaurant in Stanton. Here’s a cuisine that, because of Myanmar’s location on the map, has elements of Thai, Indian and Chinese blurred and blended with the indigenous, creating something completely new. Take, for example, the lahpet thoke, something that resembles a three-way collision between a garden salad, a bowl of Chex Mix and a mortar of pesto. The last part isn’t actually pesto; it’s lahpet, fermented tea leaves mashed to nearly pulp in oil. Lahpet is so ingrained in Burmese cuisine it’s considered the national delicacy. And in this salad, which all first-timers to Irrawaddy must order, it lashed together all the components—the lettuce, the tomato, the cabbage and the crunchy fried lentils—with sour notes, tannic overtones and a flavor that’s uniquely Burmese.

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