by Moza Alkharusi
I can confidently say this delicious Burmese restaurant was really a surprise find. Located at the top floor at Select City Walk in Saket I was on my way to another restaurant there when the promotion board outside the entrance caught my attention- I am a sucker for flaky, crispy parathas and the picture looked so perfect I listed the restaurant on my “to try” list.
A fusion of Sri Lankan, Chinese, Thai and Indian flavors, Burma Burma delivers an eclectic menu that satisfies both young and old. My 7-year-old daughter was enthralled with their very modern and impressive dessert menu antics using dry ice to impress and the taste was spot on. Burma Burma is also a tearoom as the Burmese culture is known for its love of tea and the menu reflects this…tea leaves tossed into salads and flavored in rice as well as served in a beautiful pot. Their signature blend is the perfect ending to the meal.
Needless to say, I have been there many many times since and it is a family favorite. The staff are so accommodating and attentive, the food is always consistent and faultless. I love the little towels they give you to clean your hands and the elegant attire of the waiters… really makes the meal a little bit more special.
To start off the dish I saw on the promotion board was Tohu Mok Pakata– My ultimate favorite..I don’t care what else we order this is a nonnegotiable dish..and my kids know it. Tohu is the Burmese tofu made with chickpea flour. I am not a huge fan of Tofu but the Burmese kind is so delicious and bursting with flavor. …didn’t I tell you this place is so different?
I highly recommend the Plan Boo Palata; a creamy corn mash with coconut served with their signature flaky paratha. I love the Kethon Mate Kyaw- spring onion crisps- very yum. Really enjoyed their steam buns and the starters are all very different. I particularly enjoyed the Grill that ‘Bao” first time ever to taste mock meat and it was very interesting.
The menu contains a wide variety of dishes that include noodles, rice and curries everything I have tasted to date has tickled my tastebuds… be prepared to be surprised!
The ‘Noble Coolers’ include a variety of ingredients…activated charcoal, Burmese pickled apricot and green chili to name a few. The ‘Bubble Teas’ are equally interesting…Nutella, matcha and yuzu.
I leave the best for last, the dessert….everything from the Zen Forest to the Pa La Ta (apple crumble with a twist) is to die for. I am not a chocolate person but the Affogato is a favorite for the chocolate addicts in the family. One dessert that we have not tried is the Durian Ice-cream… I personally don’t like durian but many customers around me seemed to be enjoying it. If you are a durian lover this is a must.
Burma Burma: https://burmaburma.in
S-25 2nd floor, Select CITYWALK, A-3,
District Centre, Saket, New Delhi -110017
+91 11 49145807/ 08 / 09
Mon- Fri: 12-4pm & 6.30-11pm
Sat-Sun: 12- 11pm
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Tower C, Ground Floor, DLF Cyber City
Phase 3, Gurgaon 122002
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Mon- Fri: 12-3pm & 7-11pm
Sat-Sun: 12-3.30pm & 7-11pm