Burma Burma is perhaps the only place in Delhi NCR that serves Burmese vegetarian food. We had visited Burma Burma soon after they opened and felt that this is not only a great option for someone looking for a break from usual quick service vegetarian restaurants but also a must visit for anyone with eclectic taste.
To celebrate Burmese New Year festival Thingyan, Burma Burma is running a special festival that is on till 21st May. Being big fans of this place, we decided to make the most of our vegetarian diet on Tuesday and visited this place. They have a specially curated menu for the New Year Festival and we loved the wood framed hand made paper scroll on which this is printed. The items cover drinks, soups, salads, starters, main course, stir fries and desserts.
It was early evening and the place was overflowing with diners. The lovely fabrics covering the sofas, big wood bells handing from the ceiling and the overall earthy feel makes one be at home easily.
We tried a soup, some salad and few main course dishes. Every dish was high on fruits and vegetables, raw, partially cooked or well cooked. This combo provided a lot of good fibre to our meal. Moreover, most of the dishes seemed slow cooked instead of deep fried and the sauces were devoid of butter / cream / fats. Consequently, the health monitor in us was very happy.
To start off with we loved the Guava Salad that was a welcome break from raw papaya salad. Guava salad was slightly tangy – sweet, crunchy and went well with our all time favourite drink here No No Tamarind. Next from starters we ordered Corn Crisps in tamarind sauce and this was the only deep fried element in our dinner. This was quite like our Indian chat – but different – milder for sure. Then came the Crunchy Tofu Steamed Buns. The spice in the patty beautifully complimented the neutral taste of the buns and this was in fact one of their most photo-friendly dishes.
We shared a Shan Khowsuey and on its own this soup – noodle – seasoning combo could be a complete meal. We added pickles and condiments to bring it up to our taste.
Our main course however was Tea Leaf Fried Rice, Stir Fried Bamboo Shoot with White Peas and Green Leaf with Tofu. The bamboo shoot stir fry was light, healthy and yum. The tea leaf in the fried rice was unique, a simple earthy dish that left a lovely after taste.
The desserts were Matcha Ice Cream topped with what we think were black beans. A unique taste, this would appeal to the adventurous palette. For people with more simple tastes, try the Coconut Ice cream with Black Rice. This is special too – the lovely flavour of coconut went well with the sweetened black sticky rice.
We ended with Sunshine Marigold Green Tea, a perfectly aromatic decoction to settle all that we had.
The unique Thingyan – Burmese New Near Special menu at Burma Burma, the soothing decor and the beautiful wash room, last but not least, the hospitable staff who give sincerity a new meaning, this place has everything going for it. Need we say more as to why we would recommend this restaurant. In fact, Burma Burma is going to open a new outlet at Saket and we can’t wait to try that.