Eating Out With Wong Ah Yoke

Social Place with great food

The menu at Social Place is quirky, but the cooking is solid. Plus, the eatery is a whimsical place to hang out and chill

Deep Fried Lobster Glutinous Puff.
Deep Fried Lobster Glutinous Puff.PHOTOS: SOCIAL PLACE, WONG AH YOKE
Glutinous Puff Cold Foie Gras In Special Fermented Rice Wine.
Glutinous Puff Cold Foie Gras In Special Fermented Rice Wine.
Sweet & Sour Pork On Ice.
Sweet & Sour Pork On Ice.
Steamed Fish In Spicy Sauce.
Steamed Fish In Spicy Sauce.
Seafood Crackling Rice Soup.
Seafood Crackling Rice Soup.
Eggs (Ain’t) That Simple.
Eggs (Ain’t) That Simple.
Cold Hairy Crab In Chinese Wine.
Cold Hairy Crab In Chinese Wine.

The name Social Place suggests a Western cafe more than a Chinese restaurant. And when you walk into this month-old eatery in Forum The Shopping Mall, there is nothing to make you think otherwise.

The decor is a mix of Hong Kong cha chaan teng and Western cafes with booth seats, semi-private areas with mahjong tile-covered walls and open shelves lined with potted plants and duck figurines.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 24, 2019, with the headline 'Social Place with great food '. Print Edition | Subscribe