What’s new this Singapore Food Festival 2017? From local kueh demonstration to good eats by Michelin-starred chefs and even a festival on teas.
This will be the 24th year of Singapore Food Festival (SFF) 2017. It’s one of the few events that celebrates and showcases a wide variety of local and fusion foods. Whet your appetite with all these delicious, contemporary favourites that’s bound to make your belly happy.
The 50 Cents Fest: Those Years
The 50 Cents Fest invites you to try a selection of authentic dishes such as abacus seeds—a traditional Hakka snack made with yam; Cantonese paper wrapped chicken; and the oldie but goodie Hokkien rickshaw noodles. Join in the fun by dressing in ‘80s fashion to win awesome old school snacks and toys. Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street. 29 Jul: 12-11pm, 30 Jul: 11am-11pm
Kueh Appreciation Day
This Kueh Appreciation Day event returns with a wide selection of kuehs from Singapore. Vendors will be selling unique kuehs such as the Hainan Xiao Chi who will be serving yi buah (a traditional Hainanese glutinous rice coconut cake). Look out for traditional Teochew kuehs from Kuehs and Snacks, and even special Eurasian kuehs from Mary’s Kafe. If you’re interested in finding out how to make classic kuehs, there will also be three different kueh demonstration classes ($20). #01-01A ToTT Store, Sime Darby Centre, 896 Dunearn Road. 23 Jul, 10am-4pm
Hawker Wine Safari
Pair hawker delights with perfectly crafted wines imported from Australia and New Zealand through Merchants Wine Store’s boutique selections at $88+. The five curated wines will be paired with famous hawker fare such as Hong Heng Fried sotong prawn mee from Tiong Bahru Market, Alliance Seafood from Newton Circus Food Centre and Tian Tian chicken rice from Maxwell Food Centre. Multiple locations. 14-30 Jul exclusive of 17 Jul and 24 Jul
Singapore Tea Festival
If you love tea, you’ll glad to find out that Singapore is launching her first ever tea festival. Creations from local brands like Hush Tea, Pin Tea and Clipper Tea will be available at the Tea Market alongside local-inspired snacks and foods. Talks and demonstrations will be held at the Tea Room for those that want to learn about tea appreciation. Learn more about tea heritage at the Tea Museum. There will also be sale of a limited edition festival tea blend at the festival. Multiple locations in ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn. 22-23 Jul: 10am-10pm
Open-Air Cinema at Social Market
For just $35 nett, you get one screening ticket and a picnic basket filled with goodies such as homemade panini (a traditional English grilled sandwich), freshly squeezed juice, fruits and more. Before the movie, you can partake in a series of fun classes and workshops. Chef Russell Ong will also be offering a special Singapore Food Festival menu. Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road. 22-23 Jul, social market: 3-8pm, open-air cinema: 7pm onwards.
Open Stoves teases us with its fresh idea of an outdoor beer garden at Timbre+, where you’ll be able to fill your belly with food cooked in traditional wok-hei style alongside a pint of craft beer. Second and third-generation hawkerpreneurs will be working hand-in-hand to create a slew of sumptuous dishes including Kush x Jin Ji Teochew braised duck and kway chup and The World is Flat x A Noodle Story. Be sure to participate in giant-edition games as well as retro video arcade games. Timbre+, JTC launchpad @ one-north, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent. 28-29 Jul: 12pm-1am, 30 Jul: 12pm-12am