Culinary diversity meets culture at Tras Street’s Burma Social

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It may come from our neighbors in the bloc, but Burmese cuisine has far to go to reach mainstream popularity in Singapore.

For those seeking something new yet familiar for the Southeast Asian palate, the new dining establishment Burma Social offers a celebration of the diverse tapestry of Burmese cuisine and culture. 

Located on Tras Street in Tanjong Pagar, Burma Social stands out as a multicultural restaurant and bar, offering a unique culinary experience that blends traditional Burmese recipes with contemporary influences from its neighboring countries, including China, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, and Laos.

The restaurant itself is a three-story delight, each level showcasing a different facet of Burmese hospitality. The second floor notably offers a spacious dining area and a bar lounge where you can explore a drinks menu inspired by the six neighboring kingdoms. From rice wine with rambutan reduction to mandarin orange and oolong tea, there’s a variety of beverages to choose from.

For those looking for an exclusive experience, the third floor is reserved for private events and functions, providing an intimate ambiance.

The menu at Burma Social is an extensive exploration of Burmese and neighboring cuisines, offering an array of starters, soups, salads, rice dishes, mains, and desserts. Some standout dishes include the crispy kang kong dish known as Golden Mandalay, fermented eggplant Kyaw Swè Kyaw, crispy lotus root Padonma Blossom, and the spicy La Zi Ji Mala Maestro Chicken with Sichuan peppercorns.

Mains feature options like the Thai-inspired Kanom Chin, savory Soe Squash Lamb Rack, spicy Ching Mai tomato curry with tofu, and the earthy Mélange mushroom dish with truffle oil.

Beyond its culinary offerings, Burma Social offers a glimpse into Burmese culture, with decor elements like wishing bells, rattan light fixtures, gold cutlery, silk scarves, and traditional paintings. The staff, dressed in traditional Burmese attire, provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere.


Burma Social

34 Tras St.

Visit the official website for info on opening hours and reservations

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