Afterhours@ACM: The Making of Cities & Kings and Southeast Asian cocktails


The Making of Cities & Kings and Southeast Asian cocktails

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 7 to 10pm

Book now at $98 per person, or at $108 on the day of the event.

Enjoy ancient treasures from Myanmar along with flavours of the country. Cities & Kings introduces the art and culture of Myanmar through fascinating objects selected from the country’s National Museums. Largely unknown, Burmese street food delights with bold textures, colours, and flavours. Discover Myanmar’s art and cuisine with pairings of wines and cocktails, including one from the legendary Pegu Club of Yangon. Sample their signature gin and citrus cocktail – Southeast Asia’s most refreshing tipple.


7 to 7.15 Welcome and first pour

7.15 to 8 Making of Cities & Kings

Exhibition curators Stephen Murphy and Conan Cheong, along with editor (& photographer) Richard Lingner, will share experiences travelling and working in Myanmar to put this show together.

8.15 to 10 Burmese street food with wines and cocktails

Fermented Tea Leaf Salad Lettuce, Roasted Garlic Chips (V)
Shan Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir Fry, Shiitake Mushroom, Sesame Seed, Green Lime (V)
Cha Om Omelette with Sweet Chilli Jam (V)

Cocktail pairing: Dancing Peacock (Vodka, Lychee Syrup, Basil Leaves, Ginger, Lime Leaves)
National symbol of Myanmar, the peacock represents pride and resistance. This lychee-based cocktail imbues gentle ginger and basil when enjoyed alongside dishes with spicy notes.

Crispy Shrimp with Green Papaya Salad, Crushed Peanuts, Lime
Deep Fried Vegetable Spring Roll, Mint and Tamarind Sauce (V)
Bean Fritters with Catfish, Balachuang, Coriander

Cocktail pairing: Lay Lay Black Tea (Vodka, Black Tea, Lime Cordial, Simple Syrup, Lemongrass, Ginger)
The soft sweetness of this honey, lemongrass, and black tea cocktail serves as counterpoint to fried foods.

Mohinga Fish Soup with Rice Noodle, Banana Stems, Quail Egg
Chicken “Gong Bao” Myanmar-style with Cashew Nuts
Lemongrass and Ginger Slider with Green Mango Relish, Crispy Ginger, Sesame Bun

Cocktail pairing: The Pegu Club (Gin, Orange Curacao, Lime Juice, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters)
Signature drink of Yangon's Pegu Club, opened in the 1880s and now one of the many colonial ruins of Myanmar.

Burmese River Prawn Curry, Ginger, Turmeric, Cilantro, Crispy Rice Cakes
Lamb Ribs Curry with Chickpea, Thousand Layer Flat Bread

Cocktail pairing: Nat Nectar (Gin, Cream, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Club Soda)
Rumour has it that Myanmar is replete with nats, indigenous animistic spirits. Experience trees, lakes, streams, and hills (where nats make their home) in a single sip with this refreshing gin-based, creamy cocktail.

For tickets and enquiries, call 6332 7798 or email nhb_acm_prog@nhb.gov.sg

Thu Feb 9, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Asian Civilisations Museum Singapore
5 min walk from Raffles Place MRT. Parking is also available at Parliament House, The Fullerton Hotel, One Fullerton, and Six Battery Road.