“Bawmra Jap’s Burmese restaurant
is Goa’s best-kept secret”

Vivek Menezes, Vogue India


Hidden just of the bustling, neon lit Fort Aguada road is Bomra’s, a gastronomic secret for those “in the know”. Some have gone so far as to call it the best Burmese restaurant in the world. The more restrained have limited praise to being the “best in India”.

In a short time, Bomra’s has become a bit of a culinary phenomenon. The food has a distinct Burmese soul but draws on and fuses influences from nearby regional cuisines of China, India, Laos and Thailand.

Chef Patron Bawmra Jap has taken this rich Burmese heritage, modernised and refined it, and created a menu of dishes that are quite sublime. Dishes such as Lime and Chili red Snapper, or Seared Beef with Basil and Coriander or Black Pomfret with a black bean paste, are lean and fresh in taste, and make use of Goa’s glorious fresh produce.

The open-air restaurant is an oasis of style and good taste, with a warm and dynamic ambiance. Big overhanging trees and the sky work together well to create an impressive natural ceiling. Furniture, lighting and art produced by local artisans (including Bawmra Jap), combine perfectly to create a unique setting.

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