Burma Lane announces new Head Chef

Dongchan Na (Dino) will deliver a new menu and a new chapter for Burma Lane

Burma Lane, located on bustling Little Collins Street, has taken on new flavours with the appointment of a new head chef and kitchen team.


After nearly 5 years as a standout member of the kitchen team, the Burma Lane team are excited to announce Dino (Dongchan Na) has been appointed this prestigious title.


Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Dino kicked off his culinary career with humble beginnings. Working in his family’s restaurant, he grew up with an interest in cooking from the tender age of five and he also pays homage to his grandmother for his culinary passion. Dino is no stranger to fame though – his father runs the successful Dong Gang, a Seoul institution.


‘My father is my inspiration; he showed me what passion looks like. My father started his restaurant 20 years ago without any culinary schooling. He is proof that if you are hardworking, don’t compromise on what you believe in, you can achieve your goals,’ says Dino.


After heading up the kitchen team within many of Seoul’s restaurant hotspots, Dino set his sights on moving to Australia in 2014 to join the Burma Lane team. During his four years at the venue, his positive upbeat ‘can do’ attitude has shone through, ensuring he was quickly established as an integral part of the team.


Dino is known for his enthusiastic demeanour and uncompromising quest for flavour, inspiring his team to deliver a fresh new menu and a new chapter for Burma Lane. Dino will be introducing new light, yet complex flavours, which complement the existing menu, including:


• Lamb tartare, charred corn, shallot, green chilli yoghurt, lentil cracker

• Crispy skinned chicken, eggplant, coconut, Thai basil, kaffir lime, chilli, sweet potato

• Pickled tea leaf, chilli, cauliflower, snake bean, crunch

• Spicy scallop, polenta, creamed spinach, crispy rice

• Kingfish ceviche, coconut, lime, pomelo, salmon roe, tapioca cracker

• Snapper, spinach, ginger tortellini, edamame, chilli, miso

Lamb tartare, charred corn, shallot, green chilli yoghurt, lentil cracker 

Burma Lane

118 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9615 8500

Open for lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat

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