A reader writes in to tell me the venerable NAN YANG (open since 1981, and the East Bay’s first Burmese restaurant) is closing on June 26th (although they may stay open through the end of the month). Chef Philip Chu—famed for his Burmese cuisine—is retiring. Regulars are sure to miss his signature ginger salad and garlic noodles. 6048 College Ave. at Claremont, Oakland, 510-655-3298.
Fans of the Friday night YONSEI RAMEN SHOP at Hopscotch in Oakland will want to note the pop-up is taking a break for the summer (according to a post on Chowhound) and won’t be back until the fall. Hopscotch will continue to keep extended hours (until 12am) on Fri-Sat. 1915 San Pablo Ave. at 19th St., Oakland, 510-788-6217.
Nan Yang’s garlic noodles. Yelp photo by Ellen s.