Great Vegetarian Food Experience
Restaurant: Burma Burma
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 29th June 2016 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 4.00

The review was anonymously done after paying for the meal.

Cyberhub is all recharged, as it was when it had newly opened. The new impetus is the host of new restaurants which have opened or are in the process of opening up, including well known ones like Zizo and Indigo Deli. One of the new entrants is made-in-Mumbai Burma Burma. I have dragged a not so enthused Shivendu (since this is a vegetarian place) to try out the food here. The restaurant has pleasant interiors with bells from Buddhist monstries on the ceiling and an oriental colonial. The service is pleasant and quick, with the serving staff having some knowledge about the food.

Burmese cuisine has been influenced by Chinese cuisine, Indian cuisine and Thai cuisine. It is not easy to serve Burmese vegetarian food because almost all of the food is meat or seafood broth or paste based, but as we are soon to find out, the restaurant still manages to deliver some good food and flavours.

Burma is one of very few countries where tea is eaten as well as drunk. Mandalay Tea Leaf Salad (Rs 350) or “Lahpet Thoke” has fermented tea leaves, fried garlic, nuts, sesame seed, tomato and lettuce. It is a good salad, but I have had better. When I ask their young and eager chef Ansab Khan why this salad is so mild compared to the original, he says he has done so that people are not put off by the strong taste. At our request he makes us the original salad with the intense sour taste of fermented tea leaves, which is far more enjoyable.

                                 Tea Leaf Salad

Brown Onion and Roasted Chilly Bun (Rs 300) is real yum. Unlike Chinese bao, this one is far less doughy and has great caramelized onions, spicy, sweet and sour filling. This dish is recommended.

   Brown Onion and Roasted Chilly Bun                        Chutneys

The peculiarly named Oh No Khao Suey (Rs 450) is a great rendition of the only Burmese dish most of us know. I would say this is easily the best Khao Suey available in NCR. Though I do not miss meats and fish at all in the other dishes, this is the one time I wish there were some fresh prawns in the Khao Suey.

                              Oh No Khao Suey

Mohinga (Rs 330) is a rice noodle and fish soup from Myanmar and is an essential part of Burmese cuisine. It is considered by many to be the national dish of Myanmar. The veg version has rice vermicelli noodles, banana stem, ginger, lemon grass, and crispy onion. It is definitely an acquired taste. Though Shivendu does not take a shine to it, I find myself warming up to it when I am half way through this dish.


I am pleasantly surprise to find Durian Ice-cream (Rs 270) on the menu. Half the world is crazy about Durian while the other half cannot go near it due to its strong odour. The ice-cream is mild, somewhat like Natural’s jackfruit ice-cream.


                              Durian Ice-cream

I go adventurous here and ask the chef if I could taste some durian pulp too. He obliges and I am in for a treat. Shivendu, overcome with the strong taste and odour after the first bite of the pulp throws up his hands, while I happily polish off the rest.

We end the meal with slightly synthetic tasting though delicious Passion Fruit and Peach Green Tea (Rs 270). For the first time in my life I have an exciting cup of green tea!

                    Durian Pulp                         Passion Fruit and Peach Green Tea

Burma Burma is going to a boon for vegetarians who do not have much choice when it comes to eating exciting vegetarian world cuisine. Even for carnivores like me, I will happily forego my meat to go vegetarian with this food.

           Chef Ansab Khan                               Our bill

The review was anonymously done after paying for the meal.


Ratings (Out of 5)                                         

Food: 4.0 | Ambience: 4.0 | Service: 4.5 | Value: 3.5 | Overall: 4.0

Meal for two: Rs.2500 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: Yes

Address: Ground Floor, Shop 6, Building 8, Tower C, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

Tel: 0124 4372999, 0124 4372998


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Restaurant Information
Burma Burma Burma Burma
Ground Floor, Shop 6, Building 8, Tower C, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
Telephone: 0124 4372999, 0124 4372998 view on a map
Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM
Cuisine: Burmese
Average Price: Rs. 2000 - 2500