Singapore Food Festival kicks off 12 – 28 July
Back for its 26th year, the long-running Singapore Food Festival delves deep into the stories and experiences that drive the city-state’s food obsession
This year, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF), Singapore’s only event dedicated to local cuisine and local talent, celebrates our multicultural heritage with a reprisal of the theme, “Savour Singapore in Every Bite”. A total of 20 event partners offering myriad dining concepts and gastronomic experiences will come together for a three-week celebration of Singapore’s dining culture from 12 to 28 July 2019.
SFF celebrates the pioneers of our local food scene and encourages the innovation of Singaporean cuisine. It also aims to engage local and foreign visitors through sharing more about authentic Singaporean flavours and the culinary talents behind them.
Ms Ranita Sundramoorthy, Director of Retail and Dining, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said: “The Singapore Food Festival continues to spotlight our vibrant and evolving local food scene that has been anchored by our unsung hawker heroes, home cooks and chefs. With this year’s robust line-up of events, from private chef dinners and food tours around our heritage districts, to theatrical dining experiences – Singaporeans and visitors will be able to taste Singapore’s diverse flavours and experience our food obsession first-hand.”
“In its 26th year, the Festival continues to be a highlight on the Singapore foodie calendar. SFF is a compelling testament to the richness and diversity of our food scene, further cementing our city-state’s reputation as a global culinary capital,” she added.
The Singapore Food Festival kicks off at STREAT STREAT is the SFF’s signature event and will take place in the evenings (from 5pm – 11pm) on 12 and 13 July at a new location at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. Held in a casual and contemporary setting, STREAT will offer a range of traditional hawker fare and exciting mod-sin interpretations of Singapore street food from 12 establishments that showcase the breadth and depth of Singapore’s flavour tapestry. To add to the festive atmosphere, diners will be entertained by popular local music acts like Charlie Lim and Glen Wee. STREAT-goers can also participate in culinary workshops and masterclasses conducted by Singapore’s culinary talents.
Food highlights at STREAT include the Duck Rice Bento from Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck and Kway Chap, zichar-inspired burgers from Wok In Burger, Salted & Hung’s Chicken Rice Kueh Pie Tee (left), and an Impossible Burger x FatPapas collaboration. Complementing the culinary experience are locally crafted district-inspired cocktails from Origin Bar and beers at Archipelago Brewery. For those keen to pick up cooking tips, STREAT will also feature culinary workshops by World Gourmet Summit Overseas Development Programme Recipients – Chefs Edward Chong of Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin Hotel, and Sujatha Asokan from Botanico. Bookings for the workshops can be made on Klook, official booking partner for the Singapore Food Festival this year.
STREAT 2019 is proud to also have on board NETS and Strongbow Apple Cider as sponsors.
Bringing SFF Closer to all Foodies
This year, bubble tea brand LiHO TEA, convenience store 7-Eleven and Glico, which produces well-loved snack, Pocky, will be part of the SFF for the first time. With their participation as SFF partners and with their products on offer during the Festival, foodies can not only enjoy these products, but also purchase them across Singapore.
Merging two beverage profiles that Singaporeans have come to love, LiHO TEA will take avocado (commonly used in our well-loved avocado shake found in hawker centres) and coffee to develop a unique drink – Avocado Kopi. This will be available at selected LiHO outlets. 7-Eleven will also be jumping on the culinary bandwagon with three exclusive products to be launched across all stores. These ready-to-eat Japanese-Singaporean snacks are: Chicken Satay Onigiri, Salted Egg Tamagoyaki and Takoyaki with Chilli Crab Sauce & Egg Mayo. Finally, when an iconic Singaporean breakfast of kaya and kopi meets crowd-favourite snack, Pocky, the result is the Pocky x Ya Kun Kaya Toast & Kopi O Limited Edition Set (right). This is the first-ever snack from Pocky that celebrates iconic Singapore flavours, and will be available for sale at STREAT and all Ya Kun outlets in Singapore, while stocks last.
Deconstructing Singapore’s Food Obsession: The Pillars of SFF
From decade-old recipes reflecting our multicultural heritage to forward-thinking mod-sin cuisine, this year’s events have been broadly organised into the four key pillars of SFF:
1. Modernity: Showcases Singapore-based entrepreneurs, chefs, cooks and hawkers who are shaking up our food scene with their inventive take on local favourites.
2. Culture: Examines Singapore’s evolving foodie culture and celebrates home-grown culinary talent.
3. Tradition: Celebrates our local heritage and the rediscovery through time-honoured culinary techniques and ingredients.
4. Art: Features immersive experiences and modern interpretations of culinary art to engage the senses.
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