Burma Lane is run by the same team than also runs Red Spice Road. It serves up Asian inspired tapas and sharing style dishes that combine Asian and modern Australian flavours. We came here one evening in a group of three for dinner and will share that experience with you.
To start we got a glass of red wine and white wine, which we thought would be nice to accompany a fancy dinner out.
To start, we ordered the beef tartare which came on a fried parantha, and was served with kohlrabi cream, rice paddy herbs and was topped with the cutest little quail egg. This was a little mouthful of joy and tasted both fresh and rich at the same time!
Next we ordered the cumin lam potato cakes which sat atop a minty yogurt and was topped with chilli jam. These were nice and large and were delicious. The potato was fluffy and filling while the outside was nice and crispy. The chilli jam added a nice kick that was tempered by the cooling minty yogurt.
We also couldn’t go past ordering the wagyu cheeseburger bacon dumplings which were topped with a pickle and vietnamese tomato sauce. This was one of the most interesting dumplings I’ve ever had before. It looked like your average dumpling, but the filling was meaty and cheesy and so tasty. Definitely the most unique dumpling i’ve eaten before.
The dish culminated with the five-spice pork belly which was coated with a black pepper caramel and served with a ginger and red vinegar concoction. Each chunk of pork was so tender and decadently fatty. The caramel added a perfect layer of sweetness to the rich pork meat.
To make ourselves feel better, we ordered a side salad of green papaya, pickled carrot, beetroot, fennel, herb and cashew. This provided a nice fresh contrast to the heavy pork dish.
To end the night, we ordered two desserts to share, the first of which was the hong kong brioche french toast which was filled with nutella and peanut butter and topped with condensed milk rum ice-cream, a milk chocolate drizzle and chunks of freeze dried mandarin. This was decadent, the Nutella and peanut butter oozed out of the french toast and the cold ice cream contrasted well with the hot french toast.
The second dessert we ordered was the kaffir lime parfait which was served with lychee, sesame wafers and yuzu gel. This was a very refreshing dessert. The sharp flavours from the lime and the yuzu cut through the creamy parfait well.
Overall, this was a excellent dining experience. The food came out at well timed intervals, used quality ingredients and the desserts were perfect!