Starling is a cocktail lounge that harks back to Southeast Asia in its colonial days. The place is decorated like a Burmese clubhouse for British imperials. Drinks are in the same vein, with creations like the Tom Yum Colada or a Roasted Pineapple Old Fashioned. A menu of Southeast Asian eats, like beef rendang or fish cakes comes courtesy of Brian Tan from House of Flour.
Starling, a cocktail lounge dressed up like a colonial-era Burmese clubhouse, opens early on weekends to serve the brunch crowd. It's typically open only in the evening, so this is the only time to take in Starling's tropical digs while...
Every Wednesday night, South-East Asian themed bar Starling has a rum-tasting class. It's 158rmb to taste five rums, 128rmb for four, and 98rmb for three. Sipping rum straight -- very underrated. Class starts at 9pm sharp.
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