June 24, 2014

Singapore Food Festival (SFF) 2014 ~ Let's Take A Walk Down Memory Lane!

Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is back from 11 to 20 July 2014! Let's take "A Walk Down Memory Lane" and learn more about Singapore's rich food legacy while indulging in sumptuous treats at various locations around our island. Expect food trails, masterclasses, cooking challenge and even a roving food truck! Here's a closer look at the host of activities we can look forward to...

Singapore Chinese Dialect Heritage Feast
Date: 11 - 20 July 2014
Time: 11am - 11pm
Location: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street
Pricing: Free admission, pay for purchases
Organized by: Chinatown Food Street

Kicking off the festival is the launch at Chinatown Food Street on 11 July. The street will be enlivened with iconic Chinatown characters from the past such as samsui women and coolies. Indulge in Chinese dialect dishes like Hakka Red Glutinous Wine Chicken, Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup, Teochew Pig Trotter Jelly, Hokkein Kong Bak Pau, Cantonese Pig Trotter in Vinegar & Ginger, Teochew Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts, Hakka Yong Tau Foo, as well as Hakka Rickshaw Noodles, a flavorful bowl of stewed Hokkein yellow noodles in pork broth with minced meat and vegetables. Don't miss the opportunity to go on the Chinese Heritage Food Trail to discover more about each dish.

BBQ by the Beach
Date: 11, 12, 18 & 19 July 2014 (Fri & Sat)
Time: 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Location: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Pricing: Adult $79-$99 / Child $29-$39 (age 3-10 yrs old)
Online Reservation: http://store.sentosa.com.sg/main/events
Organized by: Sentosa

Woohoo the first sand dining concept in Singapore! Created by renowned local sand sculptor, Joo Heng Tan, the specially sand sculpted tables and seats allows us to fully immerse ourselves in the beach environment as we feast on hearty barbequed seafood and meats which will be grilled using traditional Hawaiian underground pit known as the Ïmu". Must-try dishes include Barbeque Sambal Chilli Stingray, Baked King Prawns with spices wrapped in banana leaf, Grilled Beef Rump and Barbeque Whole Lamb. Expect great music, entertainment and heart-thumping fire twirling performances. Do catch the sunset while you're there. It's beautiful.

South East Sliders @ ION Orchard
Date: 11 - 20 July 2014
Time: 10am - 10pm
Location: ION Orchard, Level B3
Pricing: From $7

Helmed by Chef Damian D'Silva, South East Sliders will feature his radical take on familiar Singapore dishes, namely Lim Peh Slider - Beef Rendang shredded and stuffed into a pastry pocket together with caramelized onions, pickles, lettuce & Swiss chess and The Big D Slider - Chicken Debal with relish, lettuce, egg and smoked cheese in crisp & flaky pastry pocket. His concept is to preserve the heritage behind our ethnic food while innovating to make it appeal to the younger generation, but I say, the tastiness of the food is easily appreciated by all.

ION Orchard Local Food Trail
Date: 11 - 20 July 2014 (Mon to Fri only)
Time: 11am
Location: ION Orchard
Pricing: Free (pre-registration is needed)
Organized by: ION Orchard

The food trail sets out to bring together Singapore's most popular culinary treasures! Bak Kwa, Nyonya Kueh, Roti Prata, Teh Tarik, Kaya Toast, Chilli Crab, Chicken Rice, Bak Kut Teh are just some of the signature local delights you can expect to sample. This would be perfect for you if you're looking to experience varied cuisines in one place, while learning about the story behind Singapore's colorful food heritage. Participating establishments include Lim Chee Guan, Bengawan Solo, Punggol Nasi Padang, Killiney Café, Food Opera, Eu Yan Sang and Wang San Yang.

Suvai 2014
Date: 11 - 20 July 2014
Time: 6 - 11pm (17 Jul), 12noon - 11pm (18 - 20 Jul)
Location: In Little India, opposite Serangoon Plaza.
Pricing: $18 (All day pass and is inclusive of $10 Suvai dollars and access to master classes and hands-on classes). Free admission for children 12 and below.
Organized by: Indian Chefs and Culinary Association (Singapore)

Besides a variety of authentic Indian cuisine created by eight renowned chefs, we can look forward to activities including the International Chef Competition, Celebrity Masterclasses, Family Cooking Challenge, hands-on cooking classes, live band performances and fruit & vegetable carving demonstrations. Don't forget to relish in the signature dishes such as Grilled Roulade Prata - crispy prata stuffed with minced mutton, Trio of Assocrted Rice - a vegetarian dish is made up of 3 delicious variations of the Asian staple of lemon rice, yoghurt rice and sambar rice and Mutton Briyani - Marinated meat with spices cooked with basmati rice in a large pot.

Nyonya Mobile
Date: 12 - 17 July 2014
Time: Check SFF website for the updated schedule

Location: Various locations (Read Bridge, Orchard Road, Century Square, AMK Hub, Vivocity)
Pricing: Free
Organized by: Singapore Tourism Board

An event on wheels that aims to showcase the richness of Peranakan cuisine and heritage, this roving food truck will offer food tasting, interactive exhibits and live cooking demonstrations. Participating chefs and signature dishes from them which we can enjoy are Chef Kenny Chan - Chicken Pong Teh, Sambal Udang, Chef Nelson Li - Ayam Sioh and Chef Malcolm Lee (Candlenut) - Satay Trio, Buah Keluak Ice Cream, and Beef Buah Keluak, a Wagyu beef rib dish made with a thick and rich buah keluak gravy.

For more information on Singapore Food Festival 2014, please visit SFF Website.

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