5 Events To Catch At This Year's Singapore Food Festival

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July 4, 2018 | BY Dudi Aureus

Since its debut 25 years ago, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) remains the only annual event with its spotlight solely on sumptuous local fare. This year's celebration, which takes place from July 13 to 29, is no exception, and boasts over 20 experiences designed around the theme "Savour Singapore in Every Bite".

The festivities are divided into four different pillars: Modernity is dedicated to local talents shaking up the food scene with their inventive creations; Culture focuses on events that trace our food culture and habits; Art fuses dining with various other art forms; and Tradition includes curated events that put forward time-honoured customs and ingredients.

With so little time and so many events to check out, here are our top picks to get you started.

1

Four-Hands Dinner

Streat
Chefs Emmanuel Stroobant of Saint Pierre and Haikal Johari of Alma, which each earned a Michelin star last year, will be helming a pop-up restaurant on July 13. They hope to lure gourmands with a five-course menu that focuses on local flavours made with exquisite ingredients.

They aim to capture your palates with ingredients like warm Canadian scallops, their natural sweetness juxtaposed with the creamy coconut, turmeric and laksa leaf oil; and a beef short rib that's bursting with flavour from the use of black pepper, ginger and buah keluak.

We won’t be surprised if you start craving for more, so do check out other pop-up stalls at Streat—Morsels, Venue by Sebastian, and Gayatri Restaurant will be dishing out sumptuous takes of their own.

Find out more here.

(Related: A Change Of Place And Pace For Saint Pierre)

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2

Park Bench Deli Collaborations

Park Bench Deli
The culinary team at homegrown Park Bench Deli have been busy putting together debut their inventive menu at SFF, in tandem with the cooks at Roast Paradise on July 15, and Indonesian restaurant Minang on July 29.

The first session will see their collaborative dishes with the renowned hawker stall— think char siew banh mi and premium char siew bossam, as well as a combination roast meat platter. There’s more on July 29, namely sandwiches inspired by beef rendang and nasi padang. Refreshing mocktails courtesy of Native Bar will be served on those days, too.

Find out more here.

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3

Celebrating Singapore Food Festival at AccorHotels

AccorHotels
This hotel chain is joining in the fun with eight of their F&B outlets taking part in the SFF. Anti:Dote, Ellenborough Market Café, Kwee Zeen, Xperience, and Racines are among the participating restaurants that will be preparing delicious local eats.

Guaranteed crowd pleasers include the Nyonya laksa and Hokkien prawn noodle soup at Ellenborough Market Café; crispy prawn rolls (har chou) and black garlic pork rib soup at Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant; and Finest Sling, a concoction of pomegranate syrup, cucumber lime juice, and tea espuma at Anti:Dote.

Find out more here.

(Related: A Near Guilt-Free Saturday Feast At Sofitel Singapore Sentosa)

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4

A Samsui Love Story: A Food & Dance Affair

Project Plait X Tunglok
Food and dance collide in this unique experience which lets you tuck into chef Nixon Low’s five-course modern Singaporean meal, paired with a captivating performance choreographed by Naomi Tan.

While engrossed in the story between a Samsui woman and a satay man, whose love thrives in war-torn Singapore, you’ll be digging into sumptuous eats including Cream of Katong Laksa served in a Campbelle’s soup can. The dinner-and-dance menu is available from July 17 to 20.

Find out more here.

(Related: 5 Of The Best Peking Duck Restaurants In Singapore)

5

Back to Basics—Savour Your Heritage Kuehs

Rainbow Lapis
You’ve enjoyed these colourful confections since you were young; now, it’s time to learn how to make them. The series of workshops conducted by experts at Rainbow Lapis, and in partnership with local producers Citizen Farm, Cheng Sugar Daddy, and Ah Hua Kelong.

It all starts with the right produce, and the classes give insight into how to care and use these in making the traditional confections. At the end of the class, you’ll be given the chance to apply what you’ve learned by making your own kuehs. Good luck!

Find out more here.

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