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Golden Burma | SoMa - San Francisco

Melanie Wong | Jul 14, 2016 11:00 AM

Golden Burma opened about three weeks ago across the street from the Hall of Justice (and behind Aladdin bail bonds). The family that previously operated Yellow Pa Taut in this location has returned. When I explained to the older gentleman behind the counter that I had been a customer before, he welcomed me back like family.
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I was also a fan of their trailer, Lil Burma, at Streatfood Park.
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The initial opening menu is not as extensive as YPT's was. You order and pay at the counter, then the food is delivered to your table. Several items were papered over as not available, including the oxtails. I made a request for the fish cake curry that I liked so much to return to the repertoire. Instead I was pointed to #19 Curry Fish, $10 including tax, made with swai, for my lunch. Large dishes come with steamed white rice, making them a good deal. They're served on compostable, disposable dinnerware even when you eat-in. The fillets of white fish were bathed in a tomato-based curry, aromatic with ginger and coriander, and a modest spicy kick. While it doesn't look like much in the plastic cup, the serving size with the rice was more than enough for an ample lunch.

Golden Burma had a brisk lunch business with many take-out orders. It's also set up for families to eat-in with high chairs for the little ones and a large ADA restroom for the grandparents. Feels good to have Golden Burma's team back on the Burmese culinary scene.

Golden Burma
15 Boardman St.
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 735-8282
Closed Sundays

Pro tip: Pick a table along the exterior wall from the doorway to the counter for access to a couple of wall outlets if you need to recharge electronics.

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