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Singapore Food Festival 2018: Celebrating 25 Years of Local Flavours!

The Singapore Food Festival is an annual event organized by the Singapore Tourism Board. It is usually held in the summer the twenty-fifth edition this year is being hosted in July. The theme of the festival for 2018 is Savour Singapore in Every Bite. The fortnight long event is celebrating local flavours, exploring the culinary heritage of the city and the potential evolution of distinct foods. The festival spans three weekends this year and would cover many places hosting feasts and different programmes, thereby assuring an immersive experience for citizens and tourists alike.

Singapore Food Festival 2018: Celebrating 25 Years of Local Flavours!

The two star attractions at the Singapore Food Festival are beer yoga and the Eurasian culinary heritage. Those who swing by one of the locations would get to indulge in curry debal, beef rendang burger and roast char siew banh mi. The event brings together Chef Haikal Johari of Alma and Chef Emmanuel Stroobant of St. Pierre. There is a collective of twenty events showcasing regional dishes of Indian origin, Eurasian delights, dinner theatre and more. The signature event at the festival is STREAT. The popup restaurant of Stroobant and Johari has already proved to be a hotspot. Alma and Saint Pierre have one Michelin star each and their celebrated chefs are dishing out some amazing delicacies. The Canadian scallops with sauce inspired by laksa, tomato confit, a special variant of buah keluak and wild shrimps have been the stars at STREAT.

The other major crowd puller at STREAT is the bar operated by Manhattan, the Best Bar in Asia for 2018. Trouble Brewing is bringing its craft beers to the event as one of the organizing partners of the Singapore Food Festival. People are also flocking to chefs and hawkers from Xiao Ya Tou, Gayatri Restaurant, Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang, CreatureS, Morsels and Fishball Story. You can indulge in some satiating dishes for as little as fifty cents. The festival has become a marquee event of the calendar here in Singapore and especially so for foodies. The multicultural heritage of Singapore is up on display in all its grandeur and wonderful diversity while championing local flavours and culinary culture.

You may want to gorge on some sandwiches at Park Bench Deli’s and Roast Paradise, experience Indonesian cuisine at Minang and explore east meets west innovations at various stalls. The 50 Cent Fest is one of the highlights of the event. It has been set up on Smith Street. Chinatown Food Street would be revisiting the past and don an avatar representing colonial Singapore of the 1930s. Catch some street entertainment including traditional opera and taxi girl. The 50 Cent Fest has some classics like kerabu bee hoon which is tossed rice vermicelli, kopi gu you which is caramelized black coffee with butter and fish moilee which is a fish curry, rather creamy and moderately spicy.

After you are done thrilling your taste buds and satiating your appetite, you can indulge in some sweetness with desserts at a stall put up by Rainbow Lapis along with a farm and local candy factory. You may also learn to make kueh with flowers and edible leaves, experiment with seafood and sugars. The Great Indian Food Affair showcasing Indian dishes of the region is being hosted for the first time. The primary attraction of this section is CHAAT.

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