I’ve been missing Burmese food since I moved back to Mumbai from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma Burma at Fort is Burmese-inspired). So I rushed to book a table when I heard that the recently-opened Miss T in Colaba had Burmese dishes on their menu.
Miss T is a bar and restaurant serving mostly Vietnamese and Burmese fare and is located next to the recently-shut Indigo. The vibe is contemporary but understated. Embellished birds adorn the walls as you ascend to the first floor.
The food and drinks menu feature limited items, but everything seems to be carefully selected and there are an equal number of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. (Interesting side note: Some dishes feature meat that is typed as b**f on the menu!).
We kicked off our meal with two non-alcoholic cocktails: Knowledge Tree and Talking in Salads. The latter was exceptionally good, refreshing with a touch of ginger, lime and arugula (that’s why “salad” in the name).
For starters, we obviously chose the pickled tea leaf and tomato salads, along with forest mushrooms and Shan tofu. The server informed us that the tea leaf was imported from Myanmar, and we kept our fingers crossed about the salads.
Were they true to the Burmese salads we enjoyed in Yangon tea shops?
A resounding yes.
The tea leaf salad even featured the crunchies that the Burmese like to use as garnish, so I guess these were imported as well. The chefs got the tomato salad taste right on target too, though we would have preferred the green tomatoes instead. The mushrooms were fresh but lacked that Burmese kick.
For the main course, we had a vegetarian curry with pandan rice (it’s essentially a Thai-style curry), and the char-grilled spring chicken. The curry was tasty though a tad watery, while the chicken was an absolute delight. It was soft and succulent, topped with a spicy coconut-based sauce, and came with sweet potatoes on the side. The result was a delicious hit of distinct flavours in a single bite.
We rounded off the meal with a cappuccino (excellent) and Chocolate Dacquoise (high on style and taste). The crispy meringue discs balanced out the berries, ganache and coconut cream.
As for service, the staff is knowledgeable and willing to make recommendations. The food and drinks do take a little time to arrive but are worth the wait.
We left the restaurant with a wishlist for our next visit- Vietnamese rice paper rolls, pho and the Burmese noodle salad.
A meal for two at Miss T costs approximately ₹3800 (without alcohol). Reservations recommended.
4 Mandlik Road, Off Colaba Causeway, Mumbai.