Jasmine is the .5 of the 2.5 Burmese restaurants in all of LA.
Why only .5? Cuz they only have 5 Burmese dishes. I remember reading about this joint last year, but promptly dismissed it due to: again, only 5 Burmese dishes, and .. it’s wayy the EFFF far in Culver City. Alas, a year after Mr. Gold’s article in LA Weekly came out, a certain CH’er/Yelper/emergency west side cheap food go-to guy (his Yelp page here) reminded of its existence.
Tho I perused this Chowhound page, I ended up with all Indian dishes as they were out of the mohinga – fish noodle soup – so we ended up w/ a mild chicken tikka and a bow of lamb curry. The chicken tikka was served like a plate lunch, w/ a side of alu gobi cauliflower & veggies. The lamb curry came w/ naan and rice. Both curries were on the brothy, thin side. Lamb curry was ordered spicy, but ended up with medium punch. Medium is good. My toilet appreciates medium. Alu Gobi was also thinner than usual just like the curries, but it was just enough to tease the palate and compliment the chicken tikka.
Total Damage: $16. No tip. Hells YES we’d come back. Next time, I’m going to have the Burmese version of khao soi (one of my Issan/Laotian faves) for sure! Btw, don’t get Vimto… They didn’t have Thums Up nor Limca so I was recommended Vimto. *HURL*. tastes like Robitussin.
btw, the pix below? that’s the Father (or… his back) and the owner of the resto. I know, it helps SOOO much doesn’t it…