I had dinner at Yamo, a hole-in-the-wall Burmese place in the Mission tonight. When I say hole-in-the-wall, I really mean it, it’s just 10 seats along a long, narrow counter looking on to the kitchen area with three Cantonese ladies engaging in a frantic ballet of taking orders, cooking, pouring water and collecting money. I had the fish chowder noodles (above), which consist of rice noodles in a velvety turmeric-spiced broth with shredded fish, and topped with crunchy fried lentils. The noodles, like most of Yamo’s entrees, were only $5.25. CASH ONLY!
I also recommend the fried rice. They don’t serve alcohol, but if you want more than water, I suggest the fresh young coconut, which is literally a whole coconut that they cut open with a cleaver in front of you.
3406 18th St
(between Mission St & San Carlos St)
San Francisco, CA 94110