Located amidst the hustle and bustle of Indiranagar is the rather calm Burma Burma, a modern Burmese restaurant that evokes a mood that is warm, earthy yet lively. “Our goal is to bring Burmese cuisine to the fore by adding a touch of finesse to the dishes that we love from across Burma. We take a contemporary approach by exploring the wide array of ingredients and homegrown recipes to bring dishes that are unique in texture and flavor, yet every bit symbolic of the Burmese heritage.” expresses Ankit Gupta, the restaurant’s co-owner, and a third generation restaurateur.
Ankit’s mother who grew up in Burma before she moved to India, is the inspiration behind this eatery focused on bringing Burma’s culture to India through treasured family recipes. “The menu has evolved after extensive travel across the land of pagodas and has influences from India, China, Thailand, and Laos,” says Ankit. The menu serves an array of salads (thoke) and soups along with mains centered around rice, noodles, and curries that are widely popular across Burma. Keeping in mind the Indian palate, Burma Burma also offers Burmese specialties without the typical meat broths and sauces associated with the cuisine.
Some of the restaurant’s best-selling dishes include the Tea Leaf Salad, and the Tayat Thi Thoke/ Raw Mango Salad. The menu also features signature Burmese dishes like the popular Samosa Soup, Steamed stuffed Buns, Lotus Stem Crisps, Khowsuey, Coconut Rice with Peanut Chutney and Thoke Sampler, the national dish of Burma Mohinga. Ensuring every meal ends on the sweetest note, is the Shway Aye or Burmese Falooda made with condensed milk, assorted coconut jelly and colorful noodles topped with tapioca featured on the dessert menu. Burma Burma also aims to please ice cream lovers with its offbeat Durian, Smokey Avocado and Honey Caviar Ice Creams.
Finally, not excluding the extensive tea culture of Myanmar, Burma Burma serves 30 teas from all over the world, in a tea room with interiors of weathered stone walls, contrasting antique embellishments, lacquered furniture and the warm colors of the thangka paintings. “The hand-picked tea flavors are finely curated to ensure each blend compliments specific dishes on the menu,” concludes Ankit. Some of the special tea flavors include Bubblegum Tea, Ayurveda Teatox, Wood Apple Tea and the signature Burma Burma blend, all served with sunflower seeds and cookies.
Burma Burma, 607, Ground Floor, 12th Main Road, 7th Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, 560038; tel: +91 080 4300 8120
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