Look out for all things delicious this July 2017, including the annual Singapore Food Festival which includes events such as the 50 Cents Fest that brings back the nostalgia. From beer and rum to ramen and local restaurants, buckle up and get ready for a eventful July.
Singapore Food Festival
Singapore Food Festival is back for their 24th year with the theme Savour Singapore in Every Bite. Check out more than 15 food events between 14 and 30 Jul. Not only is the 50 Cents Fest back (29 Jul: 12pm-11pm, 30 Jul: 11am-11pm), they are also serving many new hawker favourites and other old-school delicacies. Making their debut is Singapore’s first Tea Festival (22-23 Jul, 10am-10pm). Show your love for traditional kuehs on Kueh Appreciation Day (23 Jul: 10am-4pm). There’s even an open-air cinema at Social Market (22-23 Jul: 3pm-7pm onwards) that would be a perfect date option. visitsingapore.com
Singapore Restaurant Festival
Singapore Restaurant Festival, previously known as Singapore Restaurant Month, has decided to run for a whole three months. From 1 Jul-30 Sep, heritage restaurants and hip newcomers will be showcasing special Singapore-inspired dishes on their menu. Check out places like Joo Bar, Omar Shariff, and Potato Head Folk. During this festival, DBS and POSB credit and debit cardholders are entitled to purchase $100 SRF dining voucher sets at $70. singaporerestaurantfestival.com
Chang Sensory Trail
The second edition of Chang Sensory Trail promises a weekend of food, music and art. The free-entry event brings together dishes from Singapore’s fave Thai restaurants, including Aroy Dee, Folks Collective, Gin Khao, Long Chim, Long Tail, Nara Thai Cuisine, Patara Fine Thai Cuisine, Sa-Yum Dining Room, Talay Thai, Tamarind Hill, Thai’d Me Up Restaurant & Bar, and The Thai Society. New restaurant to join the festivity this year is The Herb Hill. 7-8 Jul at the Promontory, Marina Bay. changbeer.com/ changsensorytrailssg
Bring up the heat with Singapore’s first large-scale ramen event (28 Jul: 5pm-9pm, 29-30 Jul: 11am-9pm). Foodies and avid lovers of Japanese cuisine, this is one event you simply need to check out. With eight participating brands such as Keisuke Lobster King, Marutama Ramen and even Menya Sakura dishing out tantalising ramens during this event at the nett price of $10 (cash only). This is such a steal. Remember to catch 1.95m tall Shirota ‘The Giant’, a famed competitive eater from Japan slurps it all up while you’re there. The Forum B1, Resorts World Sentosa.
Rasa Fiesta Singapura
What better way to have a week of drinking, feasting and fun? Rasa Fiesta Singapura celebrates the rich and diverse cultures of rum from South American, Carribean and the Phillippines. During the week of Rasa Fiesta, each bar will be decked out in colourful, distinct decor from Panama to Jamaica, and pricing their cocktails from $15-$25. Stand a chance to win prizes such as one-night staycation in a executive room of Swissotel Merchant Court and more once you’ve gathered 5 stamps on the map with each cocktail purchased. On Saturday 15 Jul, mark your calendar for the Rasa Fiesta Singapura Street Festival (12pm-10.30pm) for a day of music and dance parties taking over the street. Rasa Fiesta Singapura: https://www.facebook.com/events/114354312483642/? , Rasa Fiesta Singapura: Jiak Chuan Road/Keong Saik Street.