Singapore Food Festival 2018: 9 highlights not to be missed

From 50 cents hawker fare to a dinner theatre show, here are 9 ways to experience our national passion this year.

Singapore Food Festival 2018: 9 highlights not to be missed
Singapore Food Festival 2018: 9 highlights not to be missed
06 Jul 2018

Singapore Food Festival 2018: 9 highlights not to be missed

Everyone in Singapore is by default a foodie, thanks to our vibrant local food scene. And the Singapore Food Festival keeps it that way with their curation of 20 impressive gastronomic events for an epic 25th edition. Think with your stomach from July 13 till July 29, or let us do it for you with our list of nine highlights you just gotta check out or you’ll be kicking yourself after.

STREAT
STREAT
06 Jul 2018

STREAT

Every year, we see Singapore Food Festival’s signature event, STREAT, up the ante and this year proves to be no different. Headlining the event is a four-hands pop-up restaurant that will have Chefs Emmanuel Stroobant (Saint Pierre) and Chef Haikal Johari (Alma), straight from their Michelin-starred establishments collaborating on a five-course menu. Plus for the first time ever, STREAT gets its booze on with a dedicated bar helmed by Asia’s Best Bar, Manhattan Bar. Don’t forget the Singaporean classics prepared by iconic establishments like Gayatri, Old Bibik Peranakan Kitchen, and Fishball Story, for a local feast of epic proportions.

Streat is happening at the Empress Lawn on 13 July 2018 from 5pm-10.30pm & 14 July 2018 from 12pm-10.30pm.  Pop-up restaurant dinner is priced at $60 and available here.

Park Bench Deli Collaborations
Park Bench Deli Collaborations
06 Jul 2018

Park Bench Deli Collaborations

PBD, Singapore’s foremost sandwich establishment, has done some stellar collaborations, but for SFF, they’ve prepared something really special. On 15 July, they get creative with traditional meats in their collaboration with popular Roast Paradise Hawker Stall – think Roast Char Siew Banh Mi. They collaborate with Rumah Makan Minang on 29 July to present you with a menu replete with innovative eats like a delicious Beef Rendang Burger. Wash it down with a teh from Teh Tarik Uncle or locally inspired tipples courtesy of Native Bar.

Park Bench Deli Collaborations is happening at Park Bench Deli on Sunday, 15 July 2018 and 29 July 2018 from 12pm onwards.

A Samsui Love Story: A Food & Dance Affair by Project Plait x Tung Lok
A Samsui Love Story: A Food & Dance Affair by Project Plait x Tung Lok
06 Jul 2018

A Samsui Love Story: A Food & Dance Affair by Project Plait x Tung Lok

Fall in love with this food-meets-dance affair featuring a five-course Mod-Sin meal by Chef Nixon Low. Choreographer Naomi Tan takes you back to 1937 with a contemporary dance that follows the burgeoning love story of a Samsui woman and her lover, a British spy posing as a satay man. Immerse yourself in this multi-sensory experience for both your eyes and stomach!

A Samsui Love Story is happening at Caldwell House Alcove@ CHIJMES from 17-20 July 2018. Tickets are priced at $105 and available here

Ape Studios Presents Makan Cosmopolitan 2018 by Ape Studios
Ape Studios Presents Makan Cosmopolitan 2018 by Ape Studios
06 Jul 2018

Ape Studios Presents Makan Cosmopolitan 2018 by Ape Studios

Ape Studios goes classic with a dinner and show combo. Set in a hawker centre, it is the perfect location to engage in food-centric discourse alongside a specially-curated menu by Chef Roy from Escobar.

Makan Cosmopolitan 2018 is happening on 6-7 & 13-14 July 2018 at 8pm-10pm. Tickets are priced at $95 and available here.  

Celebrating all-time favourite Food Films & Local Cuisine by Screening Room
Celebrating all-time favourite Food Films & Local Cuisine by Screening Room
06 Jul 2018

Celebrating all-time favourite Food Films & Local Cuisine by Screening Room

Film meets food at The Screening Room with an entire schedule of food film favourites like Chocolat and Eat Drink Man Woman. Get your snack on with popular local dishes like soft shell crab with chilli crab ragu and hawker style BBQ chicken wings.

Celebrating all-time favourite Food Films & Local Cuisine is happening at The Screening Room from 13-29 July 2018. See the screening details here

The 50 Cents Fest: Colonial Singapore by Chinatown Food Street
The 50 Cents Fest: Colonial Singapore by Chinatown Food Street
06 Jul 2018

The 50 Cents Fest: Colonial Singapore by Chinatown Food Street

The 50 Cent Fest lets you recall a time when you could actually buy a meal with a single 50cent coin. Brought to you by Chinatown Food Street, the Kopi Gu You (butter caramelised black coffee), Fish Moilee and Kerabu Bee Hoon will undoubtedly take you back to the time of your grandparents. To fully immerse yourself in the era, watch street entertainment acts like Taxi Girl performances and traditional opera or virtually walk down the streets in the 1930s with a one of a kind VR experience.

The 50 Cent Fest is happening along Smith Street on the 28 – 29 July 2018 from 11am onwards. See here for deets. 

Photo: The 50 Cents Fest

Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner x TimeOut by Time Out Singapore
Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner x TimeOut by Time Out Singapore
06 Jul 2018

Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner x TimeOut by Time Out Singapore

The who’s who of the Singapore dining scene – Chef Damien D’Silva of Folklore, Chef Han Liguang of Labyrinth, Chef Haikal Johari of Alma and Chef Pang Kok Keong of Antoinette come together for Time Out Singapore’s Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner. Enjoy a multi-course dinner featuring age-old recipes of fast-disappearing dishes paired with cocktails that incorporate distinctive local ingredients. Don’t miss this delicious opportunity to reminisce.

Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner is happening at Folklore from 7pm-10pm on 25-26 July 2018. Tickets are priced at $150 (with alcohol pairing) and available here.  

Back To Basics – Savour Your Heritage Kuehs by Rainbow Lapis
Back To Basics – Savour Your Heritage Kuehs by Rainbow Lapis
06 Jul 2018

Back To Basics – Savour Your Heritage Kuehs by Rainbow Lapis

Let Rainbow Lapis take you back to the basics of kueh making with a series of workshops and tours. Follow three local producers at Citizen Farm and learn how they grow and care for their produce and just how essential it is to heritage confections. Then take the sweet opportunity to tour Cheng Sugar Candy Factory that usually remains gated to the public. Then hop on a Kelong and discover the unique relationship of seafood and kueh (salat). It’s gonna be kueh-tastic!

Citizen Farm Workshop is happening 21 July 2018 from 10am-12.30pm and is priced at $68. Cheng Sugar Candy Factory Tour is happening on 27 July 2018 from 10am-12pm and is priced at $48. Ah Hua Kelong workshop is happening on 28 July 2018 from 2pm-4pm and is priced at $68. Click here to register.

Curry Day 2018 by Old Chang Kee
Curry Day 2018 by Old Chang Kee
06 Jul 2018

Curry Day 2018 by Old Chang Kee

Celebrate all things curry at Old Chang Kee’s Curry Day. Signature curry puffs, curry chicken, curry buns, and even curry cookies are just some of the curry snacks you can look forward too.

Join in the festivities with curry-related activities like curry puff crimping demonstrations and spice art lessons and be the first to try OCK's new Durian and Jack Fruit curry puffs that will be launched in conjunction with SFF!

Curry Day 2018 is happening at Velocity@Novena Square Indoor Atrium on 27-28 July 2018 from 11am-9pm. 

This story first appeared on City Nomads.

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