In a nutshell:
It’s a ‘home delivery only’ company that delivers some interesting & enjoyable Burmese food.
Menu card & Contact Numbers: burmesekitchen
Meal for 2: Rs. 300 onwards
Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian
I have not had much exposure to Burmese cuisine partly because I did not visit Burma & also because there are almost no Burmese speciality restaurants in Delhi NCR or Kolkata. Of late ‘Asia’ theme Restaurants are offering a short Burmese menu e.g. Asia 7, Gurgaon.
So when we read about Burmese kitchen, we decided to go, only to realize that its just a kitchen. There are no seats available & food is delivered to ur home n Gurgaon.
We went thru the menu card & zeroed in on few curries & an interesting ensemble food by the name of Khao Suey.
Khao suey is Burmese noodle soup. Conceptually it is like Tibetan Thukpa or Chinese Soup noodle but in terms of taste, texture & condiments, it is completely different.
The soup is delivered in a sealed plastic can which surprisingly retains the temperature. The coconut milk based soup is thick, has a strong flavor & has chicken / prawns thrown in. A pack of plain noodles is served alongwith.
The idea is to mix the soup with the noodles & then to empty all the other 9 plastic packs into the dish in proportions that suit ur taste. These 9 packs contain lemon, chopped corainder leaves, hand pounded red chilli flakes, thinly sliced green chillies, peanuts, deep fried crispy garlic, chopped boiled eggs & something crispy like a sew/bhujia.
The result is a wow experience for ur taste buddies.
Every bite has a different taste & texture due to so many different things being mixed in.
The garlic flakes might tend to taste mildly bitter – I wud suggest u to use that in less proportion if u r not a big fan of garlic. The sew adds an unexpected twist to the noodle soup & so do the peanuts.
Have eaten this several times & have always consistently liked it. Recommend u to try it out. This is in fact better & cheaper than the Khao suey served at Asia 7.
We tried other curries like fish curry, chicken curry etc. They were good but they did not leave a lasting impression like the Khao suey did.
Check out this interesting place next time u r hungry & not in a mood to cook. All u have to do is to order & wait for 30 minutes.