In House Burger | Restaurant Review | Kalyan Nagar |

Eat Clean. Stay Fit. And have a burger to stay sane”- Gigi Hadid

Well, that girl is just so right about the basic priorities in life. You do need a burger to stay sane.

Burgers have been infamous for being the bad boys in the hood. What if, I told you that these bad boys, had changed? Well, not all of them.. just a few of them, who you could certainly introduce to your Mama? Would you place your bets on my word? Read on, this just gets better.

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About In House Burger :

The folks at “In House”, believe in making your go to comfort food, much healthier as opposed to the standard burger. Oh! And let’s not get into the nitty gritty of the poor burger. Like, ” It Still has hidden sugars”.. Well, so does a Paratha.

The USP here, is not in eliminating the calories & the “oh ooo’s” that come with a burger rather it’s in eliminating the unnecessary ones that come along, without compromising on the taste. And let’s get real, who eats ” Burger” everyday?

So, this place is specially for those people, who wanna indulge in a burger, that’s not gonna take you on a major guilt trip. The place, is quick eat diner with little bric-a-brac places all across, replete with some board games and books.

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The Grub Story : Perhaps, i thought i’d be very skeptical of a “Healthy Burger” place and that’s why maybe I didn’t go in with a lot of expectations but “Hello!”

  • Milkshakes aka Oatshakes (₹120/-) : The milkshakes are just extremely gorgeous. They come sans the icecream and all that jazz. Made up of Oats and the main ingredient. My favourite was the mixed berries, with a melange of smooth flavours binding it all.

  • Cold Pressed Juices : Loved the melange of colours, when they found themselves on our table and they did look like they would be the sugary delicious, but “Hear ye, hear ye” they were the healthy kinda delicious. My pick was the Lush Green. Perfect for my palate.

  • Tabasco Mushroom Salad (₹120/-) : A little kick of Tabasco on anything makes everything better and this salad proves it.

  • Classic Red in Tandoori Paneer (₹150/-) : The Red Bun, is such a delight to all senses. The visual just pushes the right buttons and you already decide to love it before the big bite. Coloured with some good ole beetroot, this is something that’s instagram & Pinterest worthy.

  • Bourbon Black in Hot Chilli (₹150/-) : Another one of those drool worthy burgers, infused with edible charcoal. Tried it with their Hot Chilli Patty, which was baked and not fried.

  • In-house all veg hoagie (₹160/-) : The multigrain bread, generously stuffed with veggies and some sauces makes this one of those satisfy my hunger things to eat.

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Verdict : The place certainly lives up to expectations with a great VFM value, gives you instagram worthy pics (because that’s what we are all about today..meh!) , focuses on eliminating unnecessary calories by cutting down on the servings of the sauce in the burgers, making the patties baked instead of fried, no sugar drinks except the natural sugars, adding more crunchy veggies, making milkshakes as oat shakes and last but not the least makes it taste good.

Average Price for 2 : ₹400/-

Rating : 5/5

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Burma Burma | Restaurant Review | Indiranagar |

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”~ Alan D. Wolfelt

The ingress of the restaurant, prepossess you with its charm. I’m pleasantly mesmerised by the welcoming ritual, at the doorstep. The lady smiles and prompts me to put my hand forward and once I do it, she dips a leaf in water and lightly swishes it across the palm. Quotes she, ” This is the traditional Burmese welcome, done to the guest who visits any home in Burma”.

About Burma Burma :

Burma Burma boasts of the nouvelle cuisine from the regions of Myanmar, North East India, Thailand & China. The synchronised harmony of these varied cuisines, is at display whilst you playfully rotate the chopsticks in your hand. Reviving and creating awareness about the Myanmar aka Burma, the place takes you on a journey across regions.

As, it’s also a teahouse ; expect yourself to be pampered and huddled with the tea warmth as you choose your pick. The place brings to you teas that a connoisseur would love to immerse herself in.

Decor & Ambiance :

Provided by team Burma Burma

While Anodos found his portal to the fairy world in MacDonald’s “Phantastes”, i found mine when i passed the threshold of the doorstep. Immediately, a whiff of warmth engulfs you & you are surrounded by artifacts. Some holding a deep spiritual value, such as the Burmese Prayer Lacquerware and some as trivial as the Burmese storage containers.

Immense amount of dedication has gone into making this decor a slice of Burma. The hand painted wall mural is almost alive, if she just slightly opens her eyes.

The Grub Story : The Food as we know, is from the shores of Burma. Burmese cuisine on its own has been influenced by a few regions. Here’s what i savoured & relished :

  • Samuza Hincho : A tangy soup, which I have to inform you is a bit on the spicier side has a hidden samosa. The samosa melts and you are supposed to enjoy it with the broth.

  • Tayat ti thoke : Raw mango salad, which makes you reminisce of the Som Tam Mamuang. The flavours are similar, but a little more on the sweet sour spicy side. Extremely enjoyable.

  • Mandalay Laphet Thoke : A fermented tea leaf salad, which proved to be my favourite. Replete with garlic nuts, sesame seeds, tomato & lettuce.

  • Crunchy Tofu Sliders : These mini sliders had the most softest tofu encased within them. Perfect for a quick fix.

  • Burma Burma Oh No Khow suey: The khowsuey was curated to please your taste buds. The delicious bowl of coconut milk with lemongrass, tamarind flavours & soft noodles brimming in the broth ; just made this one of the best, I’ve had in the city. Accompanied by a tray of fried onion, chilli, garlic & peanuts.

  • Avocado Icecream with Honey Caviar: The soft smoothness of the avocado, could be sensed when you took the first mouthful, along with the bursts of sweetness from the Honey caviar. The presentation takes the cake, with the smoke effect a la dry ice. Check this little video out 👇🏻

  • Tagu Pi Yan : A beautiful concentric circle of coconut custard engulfing the firm yet soft to burst pearls of Sago in palm jaggery. The humble dessert, had all the flavours that make it feel authentic & true to taste.

  • Teas : I, tried an assortment of the peach & passion fruit flavoured Shangrila tea & Yuzu Bubble Tea. While, the Yuzu bubble teawas a different ball game altogether with a fresh & cooling punch. The Shangrila tea, was subtle and calming down with the flavours.

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Verdict : The place is purely vegetarian and non alcoholic. This is like a dream restaurant for me. For anyone who has a soft corner for South East Asian food, this restaurant serves as a great place to escape and find yourself happy.

Rating : 4.5/5

P.S: The pic of the wall decor has been provided by team Burma Burma for representational purpose.