Returning for its 26th year is Singapore’s biggest culinary event, The Singapore Food Festival (SFF). From 12 to 28 July 2019, the event will feature a myriad of dining concepts and gastronomic experiences dedicated to celebrating Singapore’s multicultural heritage through local cuisine and talents.
This year’s line-up of events include exclusive private chef dinners, food tours of Singapore’s heritage districts and theatrical dining experiences. Singaporeans and tourists alike will also be able to experience the full force of Singapore’s multi-faceted cuisine.
This year’s theme reprises the last – “Savour Singapore in Every Bite” – in an effort to continuously encourage innovation in Singapore’s culinary landscape. Through this year’s Singapore Food Festival, both locals and visitors can expect to be re-introduced to Singaporean culture, heritage and history through a journey of tastes and dining experiences.
Events will take place at several locations across Singapore from 12 to 28 July 2019 so everyone can join in on the exciting line-up of activities. Let us celebrate the culinary talents and generations of heritage Singapore has to offer.
KUEH KUEH SYMPOSIUM
In Singapore’s very first Kueh Kueh Symposium, a medley of Singapore’s kueh practitioners will be gathered in hopes of creating greater awareness and appreciation for this local heritage craft.
The event features a plenary revolving around the art of kueh making as well as real-life experiences and recounts of kueh makers in Singapore. In addition to talks, a marketplace will be opened featuring the many kueh kueh from all over Singapore.
The first topic for discussion is “Mamas in Kueh Kueh” (10am to 11am) where the matriarchs of Singapore’s favourite kueh kueh brands answering questions about their journey and craft.
Next, kueh lovers will be able to understand the works of kueh families and how new generations keep the dream alive in “Inheriting a Heritage” (12pm to 1pm).
In the next discussion, writer and cookbook author Christopher Tan delves into the world of kueh and discusses their history and cultural significance in “A Brief History of Kueh” (2pm to 3pm).
Lastly, modern kueh makers debate whether there is room for innovation while still maintaining authenticity and tradition in the panel for “Innovation in Heritage” (4pm to 5pm).
Kueh Kueh Symposium
31 Bukit Pasoh Road
13 July, 10am – 6pm
Marketplace Tickets: S$4/child (under 12 years old) and Pioneer, S$8/public visitor
Marketplace and Plenary: S$14/Pioneer or visitor, S$18/public visitor
Bundle Purchase Marketplace All-Day Pass (4 slots): S$32
Bundle Purchase All-Access Pass (All-Day Marketplace + 4 Plenaries): S$72
Ticket time slots are as follows:
- 10am – 12pm
- 12pm – 2pm
- 2pm – 4pm
- 4pm – 6pm
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.klook.com/en-SG/activity/23207-kueh-kueh-symposium-singapore/.
PARK BENCH DELI X CANDLENUT
Park Bench Deli is back again with their newest Guest Chef Collaboration, where on a monthly basis, they create a sandwich to raise funds for a selected charity. This month, 1 Michelin-starred restaurant, Candlenut, will be collaborating with Park Bench Deli to create a Buah Keluak Burger.
The new burger is made up of a tender beef patty, buah keluak, a fried egg and a toasted potato bun.
PBD x Candlenut
179 Telok Ayer Street
1 to 31 July 2019
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 4pm, 5pm – 9pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 3pm
Purchase your ticket to Park Bench Deli here.
IPPUDO SINGAPORE PRESENTS: THE ULTIMATE CHILLI CRAB RAMEN
Popular ramen chain IPPUDO Singapore and No Signboard Seafood have collaborated to bring the Ultimate Chilli Crab Ramen to this year’s SFF. Promoted as one of Singapore’s national dishes, Chilli Crab is indeed a wonderful representation of what our sunny island has to offer gastronomically.
The new ramen features a blend of IPPUDO Singapore’s Tonkotsu soup and No Signboard Seafood’s homemade Chilli Crab sauce. The noodles are topped with a crab claw, half-boiled umami egg, black fungus, spring onions and a deep-fried mantou – a must-have with Chilli Crab dishes.
Exclusive to only two IPPUDO Singapore outlets, each bowl will be priced at S$33 and is limited to 30 bowls served daily at each outlet.
IPPUDO Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Road,
Mon to Sat: 11am – 11pm
Sun/PH: 11am – 10pm
IPPUDO Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
#B2-54/55, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Sun to Thurs: 10.30am – 11pm
Fri/Sun/PH eve: 10.30am – 11.30pm
For more information, visit IPPUDO Singapore.
Setting the stage for the three-week event is STREAT, a two-day outdoor event featuring the best of local culinary talents. This year, STREAT has a line-up of 12 different stations, helmed by renowned local chefs who will present a medley of local and innovative fusion fare.
Some vendors you can expect are the zhi-char inspired Wok-In Burger, the well-loved Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck and Kway Chap as well as up-and-coming steakhouse Featherblade.
The [email protected] Bay
11 Marina Boulevard
12 & 13 July, 5pm – 11pm
For more information, visit STREAT’s Facebook page here.
THE 50 CENTS FEST
This year, the 50 Cents Fest places its focus on the Hokkien dialect group, aiming to educate visitors and allow everyone to appreciate Hokkien culture and cuisine. Various heritage restaurants will be featuring classic Hokkien dishes such as kong ba bao and Hokkien rice dumplings.
Step into a world of Hokkien culture and learn Hokkien with the addition of various interactive installations, decor and activities alongside the food vendors at this year’s 50 Cents Fest.
Chinatown Food Street
27 & 28 Jul 2019
11am – 11pm
For more information, visit the 50 Cents Fest.
Are you ready to delight your tastebuds and open your mind to the richness of Singapore’s ever-changing culinary landscape? Head down to experience and indulge the plethora of food and events that The Singapore Food Festival 2019 has to offer!
This post was brought to you by the Singapore Tourism Board.