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Celebrate the Flavours of the Thingyan Festival (Burmese New Year) at Burma Burma

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  • Enjoy the Burmese New Year with Our Special, Limited-Edition, Festive Menu From April 11- May 19, 2024

Hyderabad: Burma Burma, India’s only Burmese specialty restaurant and tearoom, welcomes you to a celebration of Thingyan – the Burmese New Year and harvest festival. Enjoy a sumptuous meal of Burmese home-style, festive dishes and refreshing beverages from our limited edition, Thingyan Festival menu on offer from April 11 – May 19, 2024 for dine-in only, at our restaurants in Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. Thingyan – also known as the Water Festival, is characterised by the playful act of water splashing, symbolizing purification and washing away of the old to make way for the new. The festivities extend beyond Burma’s borders, aligning with New Year and harvest celebrations across Asia.

During this auspicious time, the native Burmese Padauk flower, an integral part of the celebrations, blooms and its vibrant hues mirror the exuberance of the Thingyan Festival. This spring, Burma Burma brings this exuberance alive with a specially-curated festive menu that captures the very soul of the joyous celebration and the culinary diversity of Yangon. Community eating has always been at the heart of Burmese as with other Asian cultures and no festival is complete without feasting with your loved ones. 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. Every bite of our festive feast is a symphony of taste and tradition.

The centrepiece of the Thingyan Festival celebration at Burma Burma is the ‘Village Set,’ a culinary symphony for two, that brings people together over a selection of delectable, traditional Burmese dishes arranged beautifully on a flat, cane basket, fostering a sense of community and bonding.  The dishes include the zesty Sweet Lime and Shallot Salad, Assorted Fries Platter, the Peppery Tofu & Onion Stir fry to be enjoyed with flaky Palata, the traditional Pumpkin & Broad Bean Curry to be savoured with hearty Coconut Rice and Roselle & Mushroom Stir Fry along with an array of delightful relishes.  Also available to order as individual small plates – these dishes are sure to add a festive flavour to your favourites from our ala carte menu.

Adding to the festive spirit is a selection of specially crafted, refreshing beverages including Twilight, Plum Sour, El Dragon and Musk.  And like every festival – Thingyan too has its sweet indulgences including Banana Sanwin Makin, the refreshing Lemon Poppy seed Ice cream and Mont Lone Yay Paw – the traditional Thingyan sweet of glutinous rice flour dumplings filled with palm jaggery and topped with shredded coconut! So welcome the New Year and indulge in our festive menu with friends and family at Burma Burma in Mumbai (Fort & Goregaon), Delhi NCR (DLF Mall of India – Noida, Cyber Hub-Gurugram and Select City Walk-Delhi), Bengaluru (Indiranagar, Forum Rex Walk-Brigade Road and Mall of Asia- Hebbal) Kolkata (Park Street), Hyderabad (Knowledge City) and Ahmedabad ( Palladium Mall).

Burma Burma, an ode to the people and culture of Burma, is an introduction to its cuisine in a modern and eclectic way, amalgamating traditional flavours with contemporary interpretations. Each year, the culinary team delves a little deeper into Burma’s history and culture to bring its most cherished native food to your table. This Thingyan Festival menu is packed with fresh ingredients and  the vibrant flavours of home-style Burmese cooking. It’s inspired by the team’s travel to Burma and their experience of dining together with local communities at a Thingyan celebration in Yangon.

The city of Yangon, in Lower Burma, located at the convergence of the Yangon and Bago rivers, is a melting pot of different ethnicities. Its culinary landscape too is equally diverse with offerings from various regional and tribal communities, with deep influences from its colonial and migrant cuisine. In the Thingyan Festival menu, our chefs have tried to capture this very essence of Burmese cuisine, selecting dishes that showcase its incredible culinary diversity. At the heart of this year’s celebrations is the ‘Village Set’ – a sharing meal for two, comprising a perfect assortment of small plates from the Thingyan Festival menu, served on a large, flat cane basket.  The Village Set menu covers different elements of a typical Burmese meal, starting with a salad and ending with a sweet. Each of the dishes showcases either an ingredient or a cooking style of Burmese cuisine, with each complementing the other for a complete experience. As you savour each dish, you’ll immerse yourself in lively conversation, sharing stories and laughter with those closest to you. It’s more than just a meal – it’s an experience that nourishes the body, mind, and soul.

According to Ankit Gupta, Co-Founder, Burma Burma, “The Thingyan Festival is a time for celebrations and renewal, and what better way to usher it in than with a celebratory menu that transports you to Yangon in the heart of Burma.  Our specially curated menu and vibrant atmosphere aim to capture the essence of this joyous occasion, fostering a sense of community and sharing. Let’s welcome the new year together,  with open hearts and delicious food!”

Begin your feast with the zesty Sweet Lime & Shallot Salad, a delicious combination of sweet lime, garlic oil, roasted gram flour, lime, shallot, crushed green chillies and peanuts. Inspired by a freshly tossed lime salad eaten by the Burma Burma team at a cafeteria in Bogyoke Aung San Market or Scott Market in Yangon where locals flock for lunch on a working day. This is the perfect appetizer to awaken your taste buds.  Continue with the Assorted Fries Platter, featuring mock-mince samusa, sweet potato tempura, and rice crackers – a crunchy trio that pays homage to the Burmese love for fritters and snacky bites. The Peppery Tofu & Onion Stir Fry – takes you on a journey of slow-cooked caramelized onions with lemon leaves, soy, and crushed pepper, finished with seared tofu chunks. A savoury delight showcasing the mastery of the Bamar cooking style. Experience the comfort of the Shallow-Fried Palata, a soft, flaky, and layered delight.

Coconut Rice also traditionally known as Ohn Hatmin, a ceremonial dish served on special occasions, made with fragrant short- rice cooked with raisins and onions in fresh coconut milk. The rice pairs perfectly with the light and flavourful   Pumpkin & Broad Bean Curry, – a version of Sebiyan from the Shan state, where yellow Pumpkin and broad bean grow widely.  This curry is cooked with shallots, coconut, and chilli, celebrating popular Burmese vegetables and legumes. Explore the bold flavours of the Roselle & Mushroom Stir Fry, a dish from the Chin tribe, where sour roselle leaves and mushrooms are stir-fried with garlic, bird’s eye chilli, and turmeric – a true testament to the Burmese love for sour notes. Finally, indulge your sweet tooth with the traditional Banana Sanwin Makin, a traditional Burmese semolina cake served at special feasts, with banana and strawberry, baked in coconut cream, and topped with poppy seeds, offering a perfect conclusion to your meal. Complete your culinary journey with the refreshing Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream, a citrusy delight with black poppy seeds, whipped cream, and mint. As a special treat, enjoy our complimentary Mont Lone Yay Paw, a traditional Thingyan sweet made with glutinous rice flour dumplings filled with palm jaggery and topped with shredded coconut – a festive delight shared among communities in Burma.

Pair your meal with specially crafted beverages: Twilight, a tropical blend of house-made mango puree, coconut, Yakult, shredded coconut, and fizz, Plum Sour, a delightful drink with tangy plum puree, lime, ginger ale, and black grass jelly,             El Dragon, a light concoction made with exotic dragon fruit, coconut water, litchi water and elderflower syrup, and nata de coco and Musk, a refreshing mix of muskmelon with honey and lavender white tea cold brew, adorned with poppy seeds. As the festivities unfold, indulge in a culinary journey that mirrors the richness of Burmese traditions and the interconnectedness of Asian cultures. Join Burma Burma in celebrating Thingyan with open hearts, good company, and a feast that reflects the joy of the Lunar New Year.

About Burma Burma: Founded in 2014 by childhood friends, Chirag Chhajer and Ankit Gupta, Burma Burma (Hunger Pangs Pvt. Ltd.) currently owns ten restaurants across Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad & Hyderabad. The concept hails from Gupta’s Burmese roots. His mother and her family who were brought up in Myanmar had a great influence, expanding his food platter with heady flavours of Burmese cuisine. The brand is an amalgamation of the two biggest forces in Ankit’s life, his father’s lineage of restaurateurs and the treasured family recipes from his mother’s heritage. Armed with the concept and design, he approached his friend Chirag Chhajer, a food enthusiast, and an avid traveller to bring Burmese food to Indian tables. But Burma Burma is more than a restaurant. It is a wholesome and innovative dining experience and a holistic experience of Burma in terms of food, culture, and happiness.

QUICK FACTS                                                                

Average meal for two: Rs. 2,250 ++ / Thingyan Menu: Small Plates 180-330/ Village Set (for 2 persons) 2,250++                                                                                          Dine-in: Weekdays: 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm & 6:30 pm- 10:30 pm/Weekends: 12:00PM – 3:30PM & 6:30 pm- 10:30 pm                                 

Instagram: @burmaburmaindia  Hashtags: #BurmaBurmaThingyanFestival #BurmeseNewYear

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RESTAURANTS :

Kolkata: Burma Burma, 18 M, Ground Floor, Stephen Court, Park Street, Kolkata – 700071 Contact number +91 992024009

Delhi NCR: Burma Burma Gurugram, Tower C, DLF Cyber Hub, Shop No – 6 Ground Floor, DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase 3, Gurugram -122002 I Contact number +91 9920240188 I Burma Burma, Noida, DLF Mall Of India, Pocket L, Sector 18, Noida – 201301 I Contact number +91 9920240688 I Burma Burma, New Delhi, Select City Walk Mall, Saket, District Centre, S-25, Second Floor, A 3, New Delhi – 110017 I Contact number +91 9920240588.

Bengaluru: Burma Burma Brigade Road, Unit No. 109, Forum Rex Walk, Brigade Road, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore – 560 001 I Contact number +91 9920240092 I Burma Burma Indiranagar, 607, Ground Floor, 12th Main, Hal 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore – 560038 Contact number +91 9920240093 I Burma Burma Mall of Asia, 2nd Floor, Unit No S-30, The Mall of Asia, Bellary Road, Byatarayanapura Village Yelahanka Hobli, Taluk, Yelahanka, Bangalore – 560092 I Contact number +91 9920240764

Mumbai: Burma Burma Fort, Kothari House, Allana Centre Lane, opposite Mumbai University, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai – 400001 Contact number +91 9920240034 I Burma Burma Goregaon, Oberoi Mall, Unit No – S- 33A, Oberoi Mall, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai – 400063 I Contact number  +91 9920240432

Ahmedabad: Burma Burma 4th Floor, Palladium, Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Thaltej, Ahmedabad-380054 I Contact number +91 9920240800

Hyderabad: Ground floor, Salarpuria Sattva Knowledge City, Gate no. 3, Hitech City, Durgam Cheruvu Rd, Silpa Gram Craft Village, Hyderabad – 500081 I Contact number +91 9920240500.

–Press release

 

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