Date: 22 Oct, 6-10pm | Location: #02-105B/C Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard

Marina Square’s Dining Edition wing was abuzz with activity during the #BKJFoodFest. Coupons ($15/set) and merchandise stalls (tote bags and coasters from $7) saw brisk business: fans of Thailand’s vibrant street cuisine couldn’t wait to try the goodies on offer in the restaurant, which had been converted into a bustling marketplace with food and drinks stalls.

Serenaded by upbeat tunes of The Lost Box (they even pulled off Thai hits!), we cooled down with cha yen while our dining companions grabbed butterfly pea lime drinks and $5 beers. We were thrilled to find look chupe, or a mung bean dessert shaped to look like mini fruits and vegetables. The Thai pork/beef boat noodles and fiery red tom yum with shrimps saw constant queues. After slurping down these satisfying bowls, we went for the spicy papaya salad (som tum) and pandan leaf chicken.

Last stop, desserts! Mango sticky rice, specially made Thai iced popsicles, crisp Thai crepes and D.I.Y. coconut ice cream. www.bangkokjam.com.sg