Restaurant Review: Unwind at Burma Burma’s New Restaurant and Tea Salon In Mumbai

Restaurant Review: Unwind at Burma Burma’s New Restaurant and Tea Salon In Mumbai

Experience the Dual Delights of Comfort and Excitement at the newest outlet of Burma Burma at Oberoi Mall in Goregaon, Mumbai

Following a series of successful launches in 2023 across Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, Burma Burma returned to its roots nearly a decade after its initial launch in Mumbai. Nestled within Oberoi Mall, the new 94-seater restaurant spanning 3000 sq. ft boasts contemporary design aesthetics, honoring Burma’s cultural heritage. Crafted by Minnie Bhatt Design, the space pays homage to Burma’s vibrant history, blending traditional Burmese elements with modern accents.

Burma Burma - Oberoi Mall, Mumbai
Burma Burma – Oberoi Mall, Mumbai

Burmese Cuisine

While Burmese cuisine might not enjoy the same level of global recognition as Thai cuisine, it certainly deserves attention. Emphasizing freshness and healthiness, Burmese food exemplifies the farm-to-table ethos. Locals deeply value their connection to the land, evident in their culinary practices aimed at minimizing waste. This is apparent in dishes like laphet thoke, a vibrant fermented tea leaf salad where pickled leaves are combined with fresh vegetables, peanuts, and other flavorful ingredients. Burmese cuisine boasts a rich array of curries, blending Indian spices with Thai influences to create a unique and flavorful culinary experience.

Burma Burma - Oberoi Mall, Mumbai
Burma Burma – Oberoi Mall, Mumbai

The Menu

Featuring fresh ingredients and unique flavors, the menu includes new small plates and signature dishes inspired by co-founder Ankit Gupta’s mother’s heirloom recipes. Drawing from extensive research trips across Burma spanning nine years, the menu presents an amalgamation of migrant food cultures, street food, and homestyle cooking, all presented in a modern format.

Discover the rich tapestry of Burmese cuisine with Burma Burma’s diverse menu, showcasing small plates, refreshing salads, hearty mains, thirst-quenching coolers, lemonades, chilled bubble teas, indulgent desserts, and nostalgia-laced artisanal ice creams.

Clockwise from left to right: Uncle Maung's Chilli Garlic Noodles; Mekong Curry; and Tea Leaf Salad. Photo courtesy: Burma Burma
Clockwise from left to right: Uncle Maung’s Chilli Garlic Noodles; Mekong Curry; and Tea Leaf Salad. Photo courtesy: Burma Burma


We began our tasting adventure with Samuza Hincho (a zesty broth adorned with two petite samosas floating within). Next up was the Mandalay Laphe Thoke. “Laphe” signifies tealeaf in Burmese, while “thoke” translates to salad. This tealeaf salad boasts a vibrant palette, bursting with the crunch of finely sliced vegetables and nuts, accompanied by an intense tealeaf paste flavor, making it a crowd favorite. Next, we indulged in some crispy Spring Roll Salad. Yes, you heard it right. The Burmese ingeniously reimagine spring rolls as salad, incorporating tomatoes, fresh bean sprouts, and a zesty tamarind-chili oil dressing for an extra kick. We also savored “Wa” Potatoes, Edamame & Broad Bean Hummus, and Pan-Fried Rice Dumplings, each crafted to perfection, radiating the warmth and hospitality of Burma.

Moving on, we relished the Triple Mushroom Palata, a flaky bread filled with a delightful mixture of black fungus mushroom, oyster, and shiitake, followed by a generous portion of Tohu Mash with Paratha. The Tohu, crafted from chickpea flour and adorned with a vibrant, spicy sauce, offered a succulent beginning to our meal.

Burma Burma - Oberoi Mall, Mumbai
Clockwise from left to right: Black Forest Desert, Saffron Samuza Cheesecake; Tagu Pyian; and Avocado Honey Icecream. Photo courtesy: Burma Burma

The highlight of our meal was unquestionably their signature Oh No Khowsuey, a crowd favorite featuring the expected creamy indulgence of coconut milk broth complemented by the comforting crunch of crispy shallots and toasted garlic. It’s simultaneously comforting and boldly flavorful.

To wrap up our culinary journey, we indulged in decadent desserts such as Street-Style Burmese Falooda and Tagu Piyan coconut panna cotta. Burma Burma promises an unforgettable dining experience.

To Drink or Not To Drink?

Quench your thirst with Burma Burma’s extensive beverage program, offering artisanal teas, noble coolers, lemonades,and hand-picked teas brewed tableside. Dive into a world of flavors with unique creations like Lemon & Lime cold brew lemon tea and Hibiscus & Kumquat kombucha. Their collection of bubble teas from the good old Matcha to the exclusive GotTea Korean Banana flavour are set to transport you on a delightful journey through Myanmar’s culinary traditions.

Clockwise from left to right: Pomegranate and Mandarin Spritzer, Yuzu Bubble Tea; and Spiced Ginger Noble Cooler. Photo courtesy: Burma Burma

For those eager to bring Burmese flavors into their own kitchens, Burma Burma offers a retail range featuring spice mixes, nuts, sauces, and teas. Embrace Burma’s culinary heritage with Khowsuey Curry Paste and Malar Stir Fry Sauce, or indulge in Lotus Stem Chips and artisanal ice creams.

Experience the vibrant history of Burma at Oberoi Mall, Goregaon, Mumbai, where each corner of the 3000 sq. ft space reflects the essence of this fascinating country. From colonial-inspired design elements to traditional Burmese paintings, Burma Burma offers a truly immersive dining experience, inviting guests to savor the flavors of Burma amidst a captivating ambiance.

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