CyberHub in Gurgaon is slowly turning into FoodHub. They should just rename it. For reals. With are so many fabulous restaurants there it’s one of the reasons Gurgaon is on the map. (Not really 😉 ) But as a foodie, I truly believe so. And it just makes living in Gurgaon more bearable for me. Hah!
Rohan works in the area so I keep getting updates about new restaurants opening in CyberHub and the past month has been absolutely mental in terms of new restaurant updates! So many new places have opened up and I can’t wait to go them all – Yum Yum Cha (My Saket Favourite!), InstaPizza, DeliFrance, Wendy’s and Burma Burma.
Obvs, I chose Burma Burma to go to first because it’s all authentic Burmese! AND it’s vegetarian. All we eat that is Burmese in Asian or fusion restaurants is the traditional Burmese curry but honestly that humble ol’ curry doesn’t do enough justice to this incredible cuisine.
I have been talking to Rohan (my husband, in case you’ve missed the intro) about going here and waiting for it to open ever since I saw the “Coming Soon” sign there. On Thursday he tells me he went there with his office colleagues and enjoyed it. I created a (fake) scene about how he totally betrayed me and that I’m never going there with him again. Of course I was joking and we ended up going there two days later. HAHA. Talk about conviction.
We went on a Friday evening and despite the mad rush, we got a table within 15 minutes. They had us wait at their beautiful tea bar while our table was being arranged. You walk into this place that transports you into what Burma could possibly look like. I haven’t been to Burma before but being in this restaurant sure made me feel like I was there. The gorgeous interiors and the earthy aromas had me hooked on before I had even seen the menu.
Burmese cuisine is something I honestly haven’t had so much of before. And Burmese curry being a staple when we go to some of our favorite Pan Asian restaurants doesn’t really count according to me. The menu here is quite extensive despite being purely vegetarian. What is also interesting is, in most places vegetarian equals potatoes and mushrooms. Burma Burma is here to change that and give vegetarian food the importance it deserves.
It was so hard to pick what to eat, I wanted to eat everything from the menu. We settled for Pan Fried Dumplings and Creamed Corn with Palata. Now, I know what you’re thinking – what’s so different or Burmese about this? Well to begin with, the dumplings are not what you’d imagine – they are basically pan fried ricecakes with sesame and raw mango salad. It is the most amazing combo that you’d never imagine working. The Creamed corn is actually creamed with coconut milk and the fresh green chilies perfectly cut through the sweetness while not making the dish too spicy. This is served with a traditional Burmese Palata which is very similar to a flaky Malabar paratha. I loved both of these appetizers.
The portion size is quite large so to be honest I was full-ish already. But I didn’t obviously want to stop eating just yet, so we went on to order Mohingar. Mohingar is a classic Burmese soup – actually the National Dish of Burma. Its a broth made of banana stem, lemongrass, chilies and lemon. They add super thin rice noodles in this broth and it’s topped with a variety of condiments like spring onions, coriander, roasted peanuts, fried onion and fried garlic. This soup is sooo satisfying I can just imagine myself eating this everyday in winter.
By this point I was stuffed (hey dessert!!!) but really wanted to try the Smoked Avocado with Honey Icecream. But unfortunately they were out so we couldn’t try any. Bummer. I’m a sucker for avocado so maybe one of these days I will go only for the icecream.
All in all, really amazing foodie experience and it looks like we are going to visit Burma Burma on the reg.
Rating : 4.5/5