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Not an enclave - Exploration of Burmese Los Angeles
Variety has long been part of the Los Angeles and Southern California area. At least 13,000 years ago, the tribe came here, and more than twenty Indians found a home here before the conquest of Spain. Los Angeles Español pueeblo was itself established by indigenous, ethnic, African, Canadian, Chinese, Basque, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Mexican, Russian, Serbian, Sicilian and others in its early years as an US town.
Others have scattered across the area rather than merging - making it harder, but no less worthwhile, to explore their Southern California footprint. Burmese were 100,200 in 2010, 15% of whom were in California. Burmese " means something more complex than it seems.
Though Burmese applies to every Burmese or Myanmar resident, regardless of their race, the notion is closely related to the Bamar's predominant race (from which both "Burma" and "Myanmar" are derived). Also in the USA many Burmese are Bamar, but a large part are Chinese people. By 2010, 6,109 Burmese of all races lived in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area.
Though the oldest known civilizations in Burma were founded 13,000 years ago, the historical records begin in the second century B.C. when the Pyu invaded the Irrawaddy Valley. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885) ended after the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-1826), followed by the Second Anglo-Burmese War (1852-1853), followed by the Third Anglo-Burmese War (1885-1886), after which Burma stayed under imperial rule, which made it a provincial government of Britain-India.
1942 a Japonese crew substituted the English, but their relations with the colonies only continued until 1945, when they were expelled by the Burma National Army. Burma's sovereignty was re-established in 1948, although US-backed Kuomintang ruled northern China. Burma's civilian life has never been steady and since 1962 Burma has been mistreated by various army rulers whose tyrannies have made it one of the least developed countries in the run.
Human Rights Watch and the National League for Democracy, however, remain skeptical about continuing abuse by the Burmese peoples and the UNPO member country China and non-member Kayin State, who are still fighting for freedom and autonomy. First Burmese who came to the USA did so as undergraduates. Returning to Burma in 1867, he was awarded a medical diploma.
Burma's first big immigrant movement came in the 1960'. The majority were ethnical Chineses who escaped as fugitives after Burmese army leader Ne Win introduced martial law in 1962 and even more so after anti-Chinese unrest broke out in 1967. Bamars, Kayins and other Burmese began to flee Myanmar in large numbers after a nationwide rebellion and intensified combat in the Karen Hills in 1988.
In 2010, 100,200 people of Burmese descent lived in the USA and the greatest concentrations were in the San Gabriel Valley, especially in the towns of Monterey Park, Rosemead and San Gabriel. However, the indigenous populace is still quite scattered, and apart from a small group of Burmese companies along Garvey Avenue, most are located in the San Gabriel Valley, although there are some Burmese companies on the western side.
Out of Southern California, Burmese communities are found in the San Francisco Bay Area; the State of New York; Clarkston, Georgia; the Washington, DC area; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Dubuque, Iowa; Indianapolis, Indiana; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Bowling Green, Kentucky. Celebrity Burmese Burmese angels are the deceased Jewish-Burmese actress Abraham Sofaer, the deceased Burmese writer Tin Moe, Burma-born actress San Gabriel Valley, Adrian Zaw, TV celebrity Julie Chen, the recent winners of the Sephardic-and-Karen competition and insurgent chief Louisa Benson Craig (and her daughters Charmaine Craig, who performed in some of the last season's series of Northern Exposure).
Though simplifying and reducing, US perceptions of UK, Chinese, France, Italy, Japan and many other civilizations have help them nurture a fan base that has supported them and made it possible for them to gain a more subtle appreciation of the West. In contrast, civilizations such as Burma are suffering to some extent from their ambiguity.
But on the other side, the American may not have any association with Burma beyond the Burmese cat python. Speeding travelers who "make" lands instead of immersing themselves in them may recall Burma as the place where many of the natives were wearing Danaka face slicks. Since eating is the greatest of all cultures, most Americans unfortunately have nothing to do with Burmese cuisines.
There are several Burmese eateries around Los Angeles to please the taste and inquisitiveness. Approximately a third of Burmese are Shan, Kayin, Rakhine, Chinese, Mon, Kachin, Indian, Kayah or some other ethnic minorities and these individuals all have their own gastronomic tradition, but with relatively few in the South our choices are probably more Burmese Mainstream - and probably differently Americanised.
However, most Burmese cuisine has certain similarities. Myanmar lies between several gastronomic giants - China (especially Yunnan), India (especially the Seven Sister States), Thailand and Vietnam - and not unexpectedly Burmese courts carry the impact of all. It is a traditional snack consisting of sauerkraut, tomato, sour cream, rice, salad and balachingaung - a side vegetable and shrimps.
Most likely, the now sealed Golden Triangle was Burma's first Burmese food court in Los Angeles County. Opened in Whittier in 1991, it stayed in service until around 2013, when it was superseded by a Thai cafe. The Yoma Myanmar Restuarant is the oldest Burmese restaurants founded in 2001 by the Kachin citizen Z Gyung (Joan) Lam since the closing of the Golden Triangle.
Praised by the authors of The LA Weekly (James Gordon) and Eater LA (Tony Chen). Delyn Chow runs the place and names it after his mum. Opened in San Gabriel in 2013, Fuji West served both Burmese and Chinese cuisine before being renamed Rangoon Kitchen.
You have a refreshment bar, which is generally a good way to find out which Burmese meal is right for you. In his Fuji West reincarnation, it was lauded in one play by Clarissa Wei, the author of nutrition. There are only a few Burmese places outside the San Gabriel valley - both have their origins in Myo Aung.
Following the sale of Jasmin, Myo Aung opened Mutiara in Inglewood. When Yelp decided to conceal a reviewer for some strange reasons, it was just "Pan-ASEAN", which seems to be a pretty precise and useful way of explaining the place and the fair. Both it was repeated postively and jasmine reserve some South and Southeast foods by foods literate Miles Clements (LA Times).
The Mutiara Group is serviced by Metro routes 40, 111/311, 115, 211/215, 212/312, 442, 607 and Rapid 740. While good critiques and glorified eye-catching eye-catching presentations of good and good eating, they don't keep restaurant establishments in the shops, so I warmly urge you to patronise them as all Burmese places on a regular basis and help maintain the ever-increasing variety of Los Angeles cuisine.
At least three more Burmese places have been opened since the release of this play: Ahmay Myanmar Restaurant (Rosemead), Daw Yeed Corner (Silver Lake) and NADI Myanmar Cafe (Alhambra). Myanmar is a country that can be subdivided into traditional, popular and more. Burma's traditional tunes are performed by what are known as hanging waings.
Burmese classic musical works are arranged in the comprehensive Mahagita canonic work. Today, Burmese folk tunes and the two-volume guitars of the Golden Triangle of Sublime Frequencies from Seattle are dominated by modern Burmese folk tunes (especially K-Pop) and hip-hip: Myanmar's folk and folk songs are loved by lovers of West-Southeast Asia style 1960s and 1970s style rocking bands.
The Burmese dancing can be classified into traditional and rural dancing, dramaturgy and naturalism. Though all are particularly affected by Thai dancing, Burmese dancing maintains a pronounced Burmese musical tradition, which, like Burmese folklore, is marked by drastic changes in musical styles and an accentuation of posing. Sadly I don't know any Burmese dancing company and even travelers have seldom, if ever, decorated the venues of Southland, although there are dancing at nearby Thingyanobservances.
Burma¹s most important feast is Thingyan, a four- or five-day feast that also takes place in Cambodia, India, Laos, Sri Lanka and Thailand before the New Year. There is also an international Myanmar Film Festivals Los Angeles, which takes place every year since 2007 in the Downtown Independent Theatre (formerly Imaginasian) and which not only serves the Burmese society, but also promotes Burmese cultural life in Los Angeles.
It is organised by the Network of Myanmar American Association (NetMAA). There' only two or three Burmese churches in Los Angeles I know of. There are several Burmese buddhistic registers listing Bodhi Vepullakari Monastery in Pomona, but I'm not quite sure if it's still there or not. I know the oldest Burmese buddhistic sanctuary in La Puente.
Established in 1980, it is the oldest Burmese convent in the USA. Myanmar Progressive Buddhist Association was established near Monterey Park in 1986. The other Burmese Burmesische Organisationen sind Burma Community Builders, Burmese African Medical Association of Southern California, Burmese African Muslims Association, Burmese One Myanmar Community et Southern California Burmese Association.
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