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Celebrating Singapore Flavours @ Singapore Food Festival
The annual Singapore Food Festival celebrates its 24th edition from 14 to 30 July with Singapore’s best flavours and culinary talent.
Themed “Savour Singapore In Every Bite”, this year’s Festival features 20 gastronomic experiences that celebrate Singapore’s heritage and flavours, and honours the people who work passionately to keep local culinary traditions alive.
14 & 15 July, 5pm – 10.30pm
Clifford Square (80 Collyer Quay)
Prices of dish or food item vary, pop-up restaurant menu $50 per person
Chefs Malcolm Lee (left) and Willin Low
Check out the pop-up restaurant helmed by Peranakan chef Malcolm Lee of Michelin-starred restaurant Candlenut and Wild Rocket’s chef Willin Low (who coined the term “mod-Sin”, short for modern Singaporean cuisine). The chefs are presenting contemporary interpretations of local classics through a three-course mod-Sin and modern Peranakan Tok Panjang (Peranakan term which means “long table”) menu where diners can sample a variety of three appetisers and three mains served communal style, with the meal capped off with individual desserts.
The two chefs have also selected young “hawkerpreneurs” and chefs to helm nine stalls and serve up quintessentially local dishes with a unique spin.
Hawker Spotlight 2017
16 July, 3pm – 4.30pm
Maxwell Food Centre
Singapore actor, comedian and food connoisseur Moses Lim will be conducting a tour of Maxwell Food Centre to find out more about the hawkers at the food centre
Sample popular hawker fare like chicken rice from the famous Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice stall at Maxwell Food Centre, one of Singapore’s favourite hawker centres. Local food connoisseur Moses Lim is holding a contest at the hawker centre to select winners to join a tour to get a peak into the life of a hawker. Food photograpy enthusiasts can get tips on how to get that perfect shot of their favourite hawker dish from the pros from Canon Singapore.
The 50 Cents Fest: Those Years
29 July, Noon – 11pm
30 July, 11am – 11pm
Chinatown Food Street (Smith Street)
Prices start from 50 cents
Photo: Chinatown Food Street
Savour hawker favourites from the 1980s such as abacus seeds (a Hakka delicacy made with yam), Cantonese paper-wrapped chicken, Hokkien rickshaw noodles and ice balls, along with entertainment such as xinyao (Singapore songs) performances that are a throwback to that era.
Photo: Chinatown Food Street
Look out for roving giveaways of old school snacks and toys, games such as fishing fountain and hopscotch, and appearances of roving character mascots from the 1980s.
Dress in your best 80s fashion and stand a chance to win prizes!
ION Orchard Culinary Creations 2017
Till 31 July, 10am – 10pm
Chocoholics, make your way to ION Orchard’s Chocolate Wonderland at Basement 4 from 14 to 16 July. Savour chocolate infused with local ingredients and flavours, and participate in activities such as cook-off competitions, stage games, educational tours, talks and workshops.
Foodies should check out the Singapore Cultural Experience, a showcase of Singapore’s rich Peranakan heritage through elements like kueh-making lessons, food tastings and handicraft workshops at ION Art from 11 to 19 July.
There is also be a Food and Heritage Trail from 11 to 31 July where foodies can uncover popular local food choices available at the mall. Complimentary food vouchers will be provided after the session so that participants can indulge in the mall’s food offerings.
Singapore Tea Festival
22 & 23 July, 10am – 10pm
Basement 4 ION Station, ION Orchard
Photo: The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.
Tea drinkers, celebrate the local culture of tea drinking at this two-day festival. Savour creations by local tea brands such as Hush Tea, Pin Tea, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., Amuse Projects, Collaboration Tea, Infusion-de-vie and Juan Tea at the Tea Market.
Photo: Pin Tea
Over at Teapitiam, you can enjoy tea-inspired treats such as festival-exclusive gelato from Birds of Paradise, one-off special edition Ugnuts by Bird Bird and earl grey tea cakes by inthebrickyard.
Learn the art of tea appreciation through talks and demonstrations held at the Tea Room or catch exhibits that detail the history, heritage and history of Singapore tea at the Tea Museum.
Photo: Juan Tea
The Heritage Food Trail
22 & 29 July, Noon – 4.30pm
Kim Choo Artiste Residency (106 Joo Chiat Place)
$55 per person
Photo: Kim Choo Kueh Chang
The food trail kicks off with a meal in a Tok Panjang, a lavish spread of food laid on a long table for special occasions, setting. Thereafter, participants will learn how to make ondeh ondeh (green-coloured glutinuous rice balls filled with palm sugar and coated in grated coconut); sample sumptuous Peranakan cuisine during the walking trail through the Katong and Joo Chiat precincts; and experience a guided tour of Rumah Kim Choo.