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Stop by for Thingyan festival delicacies at Burma Burma

There are only a few places that have mastered the art of serving vegetarian cuisine with utmost intricacy, and Burma Burma stands high as one of them. As India’s sole Burmese specialty restaurant and tearoom, Burma Burma recently presented its ‘Thingyan Festival’ special menu, inviting guests to partake in the festivities of Thingyan. For those unfamiliar, Thingyan heralds Myanmar’s New Year, a cherished tradition observed in the heart of April. Picture this: a jubilant affair spanning four to five days, culminating in a euphoric New Year’s bash.

But here’s the twist – Thingyan isn’t just about the calendar change. It’s a spirited Water Festival, where gleeful splashes symbolize the cleansing of the old year, paving the way for fresh beginnings. This lively tradition transcends borders, resonating with New Year and harvest festivities throughout Asia. We recently got to embrace the spirit of this lively season with Burma Burma’s specially-curated festive menu, a culinary ode to the joyous celebration and the rich flavors of Yangon.

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In typical Burma Burma fashion, the special, dine-in menu comprises an array of small plates bursting with authentic Burmese spices, and a selection of sweet indulgences that leave you craving for more. However, at the heart of the festivities lies the ‘Village Set,’ a culinary masterpiece designed to unite taste buds and souls. Imagine an elegant cane basket adorned with an array of delectable treats, beckoning you to embark on a culinary journey like no other. We started off with the zesty Sweet Lime & Shallot Salad, a tantalizing blend of flavors inspired by bustling market scenes in Yangon. Next up was the Assorted Fries Platter, a crispy trio paying homage to Burmese snack culture, and the Peppery Tofu & Onion Stir Fry, a savory symphony of caramelized onions and seared tofu that transports you to the heart of Bamar cuisine. And what’s a Burmese feast without the comforting embrace of Shallow-Fried Palata and fragrant Coconut Rice? We continued our culinary odyssey with the Pumpkin & Broad Bean Curry, a celebration of local produce and vibrant flavors. Diving into the tangy notes of the Roselle & Mushroom Stir Fry, it was a testament to Burma’s love affair with sour ingredients.

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We savored their specially crafted beverages, such as the refreshing Twilight and tangy Plum Sour, perfectly enhancing the festive atmosphere. And to satisfy our sweet cravings, we delighted in the Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream, bursting with citrusy goodness, and indulged in their Burmese falooda, a delightful blend of coconut milk and vanilla bread atop chilled crushed ice—a sweet conclusion to our culinary adventure.

Enjoy the Thingyan festival menu at Burma Burma from 11th April- 19th May.

Anushka Manik

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