For culinary enthusiasts in-the-know, Bomras, run by chef Bawmra Jap,
needs no introduction. The restaurant, which has a new home in Anjuna,
is the point where Burmese cuisine meets Goan and European
inspiration. Expect traditional Goan fish, steamed using traditional
Burmese techniques, and cocktails that send you off on a little journey,
hitting you in the best way possible. In this quick catch up with the Chef,
he tells us a little about what he does off duty, and who he is before the
knives come out.
Three words to describe your work life in Goa?
Fun, exciting and relaxed
Early to bed/early to rise/neither/both?
After late night cocktail, early rise for sure.
Something you did this year, professionally, that you feel good about?
Setting up our new home Bomras in Anjuna.
What comes to your mind when we say:
Bimbli: A bimbli feni daiquiri
South Goa: Galjibag
Great Coffee Spot: G-shot, Assagaon
Mapusa Market: Friday market and aunty Cecilia’s sausages
Favourite Local Businesses: Savio Jon Design, Ulauli backyard home stay, Sylvia Akerker’s pottery Ramesh’s restaurant
Best Beach Shack:
Babu Huts in ashwem
How do you really feel about dozens of people relocating to Goa?
As one of them, I think it’s a good thing.
Tell us something about Goa you want people to know:
The fish market and the Friday Mapusa Market are gems.