The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) 2017, the only food event in Singapore that is dedicated to showcasing the diversity of the local food scene. This year’s festival is themed “Savour Singapore in Every Bite”, and celebrates the diverse facets of Singapore’s vibrant food landscape.
What to Expect at SFF 2017
Ready your appetite, and treat your palate to a sampling of more than 15 thrilling culinary offerings that are slated for the festival, from contemporary offerings to heritage food and kuehs.
Experience dining anew with a food-and-dance experience by Project Plait, while sipping on choice festival-inspired cocktails. There will also be a chance to meet chefs who have made waves in Singapore’s culinary scene, such as Chef Malcolm Lee of Michelin-starred restaurant Candlenut, and Chef Willin Low of Wild Rocket – widely recognised as the founder of Mod-Sin cuisine. Both chefs will be jointly helming a pop-up restaurant at SFF’s signature event STREAT, and the media preview will provide a taste of their exclusive four-hands menu. Also, look forward to tasting hawker favourites from the 1980s, with dishes from the 50 Cents Fest on offer.
Date: 14 to 15 July 2017
Time: 5pm – 10.30pm
Venue: Clifford Square 80 Collyer Quay Singapore 049326
Charges: Prices of dish or food item vary | Price of pop-up restaurant menu S$50 nett
The signature event of the Singapore Food Festival, STREAT will feature yet another exciting collaboration between local culinary talents.
Peranakan chef Malcolm Lee of Michelin-starred restaurant Candlenut will team up with chef Willin Low – widely recognised as the founder of Mod-Sin cuisine – of Wild Rocket to helm a pop-up restaurant. The two chefs will present contemporary interpretations of local classics, through a 3-course mod-sin and modern Peranakan Tok Panjang menu, where diners can get to sample a variety of three appetisers and three mains served communal style, with the meal capped off with individual desserts for everyone.
In addition, the pair will also work together to curate a selection of nine stalls, each helmed by a line-up of young hawkerpreneurs and chefs, each of which will present a unique spin on quintessentially local dishes. Some of the participating vendors include New Ubin Seafood, Peranakan Khek, Whampoa Prawn Noodle, collaborations between Taste Affair and The Masses, as well as between Keng Eng Kee and Good Chance Popiah. The Singapore culinary team which won an Olympic gold medal at the Ika Hoga Culinary Olympics last year will also be helming a stall!
- Taste Affair x The Masses
- KEK x Good Chance Popiah
- New Ubin Seafood
- Khek (Dessert)
- Whampoa Prawn Noodle
- Coconut Club (to be confirmed)
- Olympics Team
- One Kueh at a time (savoury kueh)
- Native x Sunday Punch (Beverage)
After dinner, hop over to the Singapore Visitors Centre at Orchard Gateway for the “Our Hawkers: One Dish, One Chef, Generation of Stories” photo exhibition, presented by Canon Singapore from 14 July – 14 August 2017. Through photography, the showcase tells the intimate stories behind 15 heritage hawkers and their signature local dishes.
For more information, visit here.
The 50 Cents Fest: Those Years 那些年 by Chinatown Food Street
Date / Time: 29 July 2017: 12pm – 11pm | 30 July 2017: 11am – 11pm
Venue: Chinatown Food Street Smith Street Singapore 050335
Charges: $0.50 to multiples of 50 cents for offerings at the Chinatown Food Street.
Take a sumptuous trip back in time down Chinatown Food Street at the 50 Cents Fest. Themed Those Years (那些年), this year’s festival will feature not just hawker favourites from the 1980s, but also entertainment that is a throwback to that era such as live Xin Yao performances.
Dishes on offer include Abacus Seeds – a Hakka delicacy made with yam – Cantonese Paper Wrapped Chicken, Hokkien Rickshaw Noodles, Ah Balling and Ice Balls!
The entire Smith Street will also turn old school, with roving giveaways of old school snacks and toys, games like fishing fountain and hopscotch, and roving character mascots from the 1980s. Come dressed in your best 80s fashion to stand a chance to win attractive prizes!
Make full use of the weekend and take your kids out to The First-Ever Gallery Children’s Biennale: Dreams and Stories!. Click image to find out more.