If you have been anywhere on Instagram in the past few weeks, you are sure to know about Food Talk Privilege and how Food Talk India has launched their super awesome app listing the best of best restaurants of the city and offering kickass deals on each one of them. They have flat discounts, BOGO offers and to top them all, amazing experiences. So, it was only a matter of time that we signed up for the offer – the deal is simple, for 1200 INR per year, you get to enjoy privilege discounts and experiences.
Our first affair was our dinner at Rustom’s, check out the deets here. The second was an exclusive tasting event marking the launch of Burma Burma in Delhi.
With an array of coolers, bubble tea and green tea, we started with amuse bouche and copious amounts of lemongrass and pomegranate coolers.
The tasting menu carefully spanned over salads, appetizers, lots of versions of their incredible Khow Suey preparations and desserts. We started with a sunflower leaves salad with crispy wheat flakes and a tea leaf DIY salad which comes with a variety of condiments and a fresh tea leaf paste.
Appetizers included mock meat steamed buns and brown onion and roasted chilli buns, pan fried rice and sesame seed dumplings topped with spicy raw papaya salad (the mingling textures are delectable), lotus stems dusted with paprika and curry leaves (fried lotus stem with a tadka of crunchy curry leaves and spiked with paprika) and my favourite – Tohu Mok Palata – puffed rice cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices, what seemed almost like a a spicy version of poha and served with a flaky Burmese (Malabari) parantha.
The mains included – the signature variety of Khow Suey – Burma Burma “Oh No Khow Suey” – the classic DIY Burmese Khow Suey; Dry Khow Suey – the dry Khow Suey is one of the signature and all time favourites from their Cyberhub outlet; Shan Khow Suey – rice noodles tossed with peanuts, sweet soy and sesame; Shwedagon Khow Suey – noodles served with gram flour tomato curry and coconut cream; Kayunin Mao – sticky rice with white pea and sesame, steamed in a banana leaf and served with coconut cream, a truly delightful preparation; Laphet Hin Te Hin Kyaw – stir fried vegetable Burmese style with Pickled tea leaf paste.
The desserts included Smokey avocado ice cream and honey caviar and what made everyone on the table go for second helpings – Shway Aye – the hearty cooler – chilled coconut milk with sweetbread soaked in and coconut seeds. Yummy and so satiating.
Burma Burma with their second outlet is making a lot of buzz already and has brought in a lot of things inspired by Burmese tribes and you will find a lot of homely Indian flavours in the recipes.
Where? Third Floor, Select City Walk, Saket
Cost for two – 1500 INR for two
Cuisine – Burmese