This year, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF), an event dedicated to local cuisine and local talent, returns to showcase the country’s 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 the three-week celebration from July 12 to 28, 2019.
SFF lauds the pioneers of Singapore’s 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 flavors and the culinary talents behind them.
From decade-old recipes reflecting multicultural heritage to forward-thinking mod-sin cuisine, this year’s events have been broadly organized into the four key pillars of SFF–modernity, culture, tradition, and art.
The Singapore Food Festival kicks off at STREAT
STREAT, the SFF’s signature event, took place on July 12 and 13 at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. Held in a casual and contemporary setting, STREAT offered 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 flavor tapestry. To add to the festive atmosphere, diners were entertained by popular local music acts like Charlie Lim and Glen Wee. STREAT-goers also participated in culinary workshops and masterclasses conducted by Singapore’s culinary talents.
Food highlights at STREAT included 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, and an Impossible Burger x FatPapas collaboration. Complementing the culinary experience were locally crafted district-inspired cocktails from Origin Bar and beers at Archipelago Brewery. STREAT also featured 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.
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. As SFF partners, they will offer limited-edition products all across Singapore that will bring the celebration closer to all foodies.
Merging two beverage profiles of Singaporean tastes, LiHO TEA will take avocado and coffee to develop a unique drink – Avocado Kopi. 7-Eleven will also be jumping on the culinary bandwagon with three exclusive Japanese-Singaporean snacks to be launched across all stores: 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-favorite snack, Pocky, the result is the Pocky x Ya Kun Kaya Toast & Kopi O Limited Edition Set. This is the first-ever snack from Pocky that celebrates iconic Singapore flavors, and will be available for sale at STREAT and all Ya Kun outlets in Singapore.
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