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Retro Restaurant With Walls Of Mahjong Tiles Serves Insta-Worthy Dishes Like Pig Pudding, Mahjong Jelly, Pink Rose Buns & More

Retro Restaurant With Walls Of Mahjong Tiles Serves Insta-Worthy Dishes Like Pig Pudding, Mahjong Jelly, Pink Rose Buns & More

By Karmen on 27 Jan 2021
Digital Editor

Opening its doors in late 2019, Social Place Singapore is a retro 60s-style Hong Kong restaurant that serves picture-perfect dim sum and other Chinese dishes with a creative twist.

Plus, there's a seating area with walls covered in mahjong tiles that serves as a unique photo backdrop.

Keep reading to find out more! 

Located at Forum the Shopping Mall, Social Place Singapore makes a statement immediately with its royal blue and gold colour scheme and a glimpse of mahjong tiles.

blue and gold themed social place restaurant singaporePhoto from Social Place Singapore

There's also an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs work their magic while waiting for your food to arrive.

social place singapore open kitchenPhoto from Social Place Singapore

One seating area has gorgeous pink wallpaper, floral tiled floors and webbed rattan chairs.

social place singapore restaurant nature wallpaperPhoto from Social Place Singapore

And another has walls covered in mahjong tiles serving as the perfect photo backdrop to give yourself some huat this Chinese New Year.

social place singapore restaurant mahjong tile wallPhoto from Social Place Singapore

mahjong tile wall at social place singapore restaurantPhoto from @spiffysylph_ via Instagram

Interiors aside, the food is no less photo-worthy. The original Social Place Hong Kong is known for their trendy and aesthetically pleasing dishes which are offered in this Singapore branch too.

Here are some of the menu highlights:

Steamed Rose Floret Bun ($1.80)

𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐑𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐭 𝐁𝐮𝐧𝐬 Social Place SingaporePhoto from Social Place Singapore

These delicately sculpted rose-shaped buns look too good to eat! Once you're done taking photos and admiring it, you can sink your teeth into the pillowy-soft buns filled with sweet red bean paste.

Charcoal Custard Bun ($8.80)

charcoal custard buns at Social Place Singapore restaurantPhoto from @missuschewy via Instagram

Everyone's favourite custard bun has a stylish black makeover with charcoal, plus golden paint strokes to add a decadent touch.

Crispy Charcoal Tofu ($9.80)


black Crispy Charcoal Tofu on garlicPhoto from Social Place Singapore

Another all-black dish, the crisp tofu with soft and silky insides are beautifully plated on a bed of golden-brown fried garlic.

Deep Fried Lobster Glutinous Puffs ($7.80)

mangosteen glutinous rice balls at Social Place Singapore restaurantPhoto from Social Place Singapore

These cute "mangosteen fruit" are actually savoury rice balls. The crispy and chewy mochi-like exterior gives way to a prawn and scallop filling with rich lobster broth.

Flamin-ple ($28)

curry beef brisket in pineapple on firePhoto from Social Place Singapore

Probably the most theatrical dish on the menu, this is curry beef brisket with sweet pineapple cubes is served in a hollowed pineapple set ablaze.

Social Place Singapore also offers two Instagrammable desserts to finish your meal with a bang.

Small Pig Pudding ($6.80)

social place pig pudding mahjong jellyPhoto from Social Place Singapore

Don't forget to get that winning shot of the jigging pig for the 'gram!

Mahjong Jelly ($6.80)

mahjong jelly at Social Place SingaporePhoto from Social Place Singapore

These look so much like actual mahjong tiles!

A possible contender for CNY reunion dinner, perhaps?

Social Place Singapore
Address: 583 Orchard Road, Forum the Shopping Mall #01-22, Singapore 238884
Opening hours: 11.30am - 2.30pm & 6 - 9.30pm daily
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Menu | Reservations

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