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The 'Vegetarian Taste of Burma' now in Bangalore! Bangalore has just welcomed a brand new restaurant on 12th Main (never ceases to amaze me how many restaurants that one road has) and it is serving up some great Burmese food – all vegetarian! Quite a bold move by I thought at first, but then, the brand has already made its mark in Gurgaon, Delhi, and Mumbai and from the awesome meal I had there, I am sure Bangalore will love it too.
Burma Burma Restaurant and Tea Room Opens Doors at 12th Main Indiranagar
Burma Burma is the brainchild of Ankit Gupta and Chirag Chhajer, the concept of Burma Burma hails from Gupta's Burmese roots. His mother and her family were brought up in Myanmar and many heirloom family recipes have a place on the menu.
The Burmese Platter offers a variety of tastes and brings in influences from India, China, Thailand, and Laos. You can start offs with selections from the Salads (Thoke) and Soups. Since we could not make up our minds, we opted for a platter of 3 – the Tea Leaf Salad, the Sunflower Salad and the Raw Mango Salad. Fresh ingredients, delicate dressings and a perfect start to the meal. We then moved to soups – The Samuza Soup and the Pepper Lemon With Vegetables are great picks.
We made a meal of a brilliant Khowsuey – creamy, steaming hot and at just the right consistency. For my dining partner, the staff were more than happy to replace the regular noodles with rice noodles for dietary reasons. Since I polished off my noodles quite fast, I requested for some sticky rice which I used to eat up all the gravy.
We also had some Tea Leaf Fried Rice along with a Tofu and Greens Stir Fry. Dessert options are the likes of Shway Aye or Burmese Falooda made with condensed milk, assorted coconut jelly, colourful noodles topped with tapioca and the unique Durian Ice-cream to highlight a few. But, we had no space and opted for a teapot of the Burma Burma special blend. The tea menu is extensive with more than 30 hand-picked flavours from around the world. One thing is for sure. You will not miss meat or alcohol when you dine here.
Address: 607, Ground Floor, 12th Main Rd, 7th Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru
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