Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee Myanmar Restaurant is probably one of my favourite restaurants for when I want to grab a quick and easy local meal & judging by the number of familiar faces I see when I eat there, I am clearly not alone in my thinking!
Located in an old shophouse on the upper block of 29th street (enter via Anawratha road if coming by taxi as the road is one way) Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee Myanmar Restaurant, like many local restaurants, displays their dishes at an open counter at the back of the restaurant where their friendly staff are able to assist you in your decision making.
Whilst my flatmates swear by their beef curry, I generally stick to their fishcakes in tomato & lemongrass, an interesting fried fish dish with lots of local herbs that I have not been quite able to ascertain exactly what it is, and a good selection of their vegetable dishes, including their green beans in garlic, sautéed vegetables with tofu and mixed cauliflower & vegetables.
As with most local restaurants, dishes are served with complimentary extras; here they offer a sour vegetable soup and Ngapi yay, a Karen variant of the famous Burmese fermented fish paste where fish is boiled with onions, tomato, garlic, pepper & spices to make a dipping that you eat with the plate of blanched vegetables it is accompanied by.
Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee Myanmar Restaurant is a great introduction to Myanmar style dining; several of the staff speak English and they are extremely helpful. The restaurant is always impeccably clean and I would have no hesitation in recommending the hygiene levels there, in case you are a nervous traveller, or one prone to stomach upsets.
I believe individual dishes are priced from around 1,500 MMK up, and I usually spend around 8,000 MMK which includes a couple of beers.
Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee Myanmar Restaurant,
Upper 29th Street, Downtown Yangon