Have you heard of lahpet, and about how delicious tea leaves can be? Or that danbauk is a Burmese take on biryani, just like dum puhkt biryani?  Kyay oh is most likely to make you think of your own grandmothers’ cooking, and mohinga tastes a little bit like laksa with fish? 

They City Where They LiveFor a close neighbour, we don’t know seem to know a lot about Burmese food — certainly less than we know about Thai, Indonesian or Vietnamese cuisine, although there’s really no excuse to. An entire building downtown offers us a glimpse into the lives of the Burmese community here in Singapore, if only we knew where to look. 

Join us for an afternoon of lunch featuring the best of Burmese cuisine, meet and mingle with members of the Burmese community in Singapore, followed by a film screening of “The City Where They Live”, which documents community and youth leaders in Meiktila and their efforts to rebuild and heal their city after devastating communal violence in 2013. Get an insider’s perspective into Little Myanmar  (Peninsula Plaza) after the event through the walking tour.

Tickets are limited, get it now.