Located in the sleepy area of old town Whittier is Golden Triangle, a family-run Burmese restaurant. The choice of location is strange; I don’t know of any major Burmese population in Whittier. Their menu consists of Thai, Chinese, Burmese, and even some Indian-influenced dishes. After talking to the owner, I found out that the Thai dishes were mostly remnants of the Thai restaurant that sat in the same place this one did before the Burmese family took over.
We started off with the tea leaf salad (vegan). It had shredded cabbage, some crunchy yellow peas, fermented tea leaves, and a delicious dressing. The dish tasted pleasantly of tea without any of the bitterness one would expect of tea leaves. It was a refreshing introduction of what was to come.