Amay’s House Burmese Vancouver is a hidden gem. Vibrant and rich flavors of Myanmarese and Burmese food on 5076 Victoria Drive – next to Chau Veggie Express. The modest restaurant is modest, busy, and ridiculously delicious. The neon green walls hangs a portrait of Myanmar’s First Lady of Freedom, Aung San Suu Kyi on the wall.
Amay’s also does a version of the Myanmar Tea Leaf Salad (Laphet Thoke). We first had this at Burma Superstar in San Francisco. There are not many Burmese restaurants in Vancouver. In fact, we are keeping track, there are only two: Amay’s and Laska King. Ragoon and Wahh Tee Burmese are now closed.
Myanmar Tea Leaf Salad (Laphet Thoke) 7.50: We loved the crunchy texture of the assorted beans and nuts. The fermented tea leaves, tomato, and cabbage was bright, tangy and earthy. It was all sorts of happy. After sharing between four people. I wanted to order another dish.
Fish Noodle Soup (Mohinga) 7.00: Rice noodles, catfish broth, lemongrass, fresh cilantro, fried garlic, fried spilt chana dal.
Beef Rendang 8.50: Marinated beef slow cooked, lemongrass, traditional spices and served with steamed rice. We thought it had a nice consistency but could use more heat. Good thing there are plentiful chili flakes on the table!
Keema Prata 6.00: Roti you probably have had a few. But this sweet egg enveloped roti you probably have not. Stuffed with your choice of ground chicken, lamb, onions and traditional spices.
Royal Noodle Salad (Nangyi Thoke) 7.50: Chicken udon noodles with bean power, curry, fresh cilantro, onions, fried noodles, egg, deep fried noodle crisp, and served with clear broth on the side. This reminded us a lot of the Tropical Rainstorm Bowl at Chau Veggie Express next door.
Basil Eggplant 8.50: Stir fry eggplant, chili belachan, dried shrimp, basil leaves, house made sweet soy chili sauce and served with steamed rice. I love the fragrant flavors of basil leaves. This makes for a great dish to just smother your rice with.
Khonebaung Kyaw 8.50: Burmese stir fried chicken, dry chili, onions, pepper, ginger, garlic, carrots and cashew nuts. Perhaps my least favorite dish amongst everything we ordered tonight. This was very regular stir fried choy suey dish and nothing stand-outish. I would imagine the Kebat Burmese stir fried chicken or lamb with dry chili, onions, peppers, spices and mint leaves to be more interesting.
Amay’s House is opened by husband / wife team Hihaa Kyaw and Mya Nyunt. This is one whole in the wall restaurant you must try. Even tho prices has gone up over the past two years, it is still very reasonable and won’t break the bank!
Amay’s House Burmese and Asian Cuisine
Cuisine: Burmese, Myanmarese
Mon 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
5076 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5P 3V1