10 Events You Should Visit This Singapore Food Festival 2018
The annual Singapore Food Festival is back again! This year, Singapore Food Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with over twenty specially curated menus, craft workshops, cooking demos and theatrical experiences from 13 to 29 July. Are you a gusty gourmand who goes the extra mile for quirky, unconventional food trends? Or are you a traditional taster who loves the old school flavours of grandma’s cooking? Perhaps you crave the authenticity that local food culture brings? Maybe you see food as an outlet for limitless creativity? No matter which foodie profile you belong to, Singapore Food Festival 2018 has something for you. Our team rounded up ten exciting events you should definitely catch as Singapore’s diverse and colourful food heritage takes centre stage at this year’s festival. Be prepared to savour Singapore in every bite!
1. STREAT 2018
STREAT 2018 returns this year as THE event to look out for! The biggest edition of STREAT yet, this two-day event will be held at Empress Lawn on 13 July from 5pm to 1030pm, and 14 July from 12pm to 1030pm. The highlight of this iteration’s exciting programme is the highly anticipated collaboration between Chef Emmanuel Stroobant (from one Michelin-starred Saint Pierre) and Chef Haikal Johari (from one Michelin-starred Alma). The duo will be operating a pop-up restaurant serving an exclusive 5-course menu. We won’t reveal too much but if you will like to find out more, visit .
With extended hours, you can now plan a full-day outing to STREAT. Besides the celebrity chef pop-up restaurant, there will also be a line-up of establishments such as Old Bibik Peranakan Kitchen, Morsels and Venue by Sebastian, dishing up local favourites and modern interpretations of Singaporean classics. You can sip on cocktails by Manhattan, Asia’s Best Bar 2018 for the second year running, as you soak up the atmosphere and groove to live music by local musicians or try your hand at the culinary workshops and masterclasses on offer. Take home food-related souvenirs and limited-edition SFF-branded beers and water, produced in collaboration with local craft brewery, Trouble Brewing.
Address: Empress Lawn 10 Empress Place Singapore 179555
Opening Hours: July 13 Friday: 5pm – 1030pm. July 14 Saturday: 12pm – 1030pm
2. The 50 Cents Fest: Colonial Singapore by Chinatown Food Street
Back by popular demand, this year’s festival sees single-serving, authentic 1930s dishes retail from 50 cents! Experience the nostalgia of Singapore’s colonial past through food like Kerabu Bee Hoon (tossed rice vermicelli) and Kopi Gu You (butter caramelised black coffee) while taking in the sights and sounds of the 1930s, meticulously brought to life through creative entertainment such as Taxi Girl Performances, traditional opera, and VR installation!
The 50 Cents Fest: Colonial Singapore by Chinatown Food Street
Address: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: July 28 to 29: 11am to 11pm
3. Time Out Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner by Time Out
Return to your cultural roots and rich local heritage in this unique multi-course dinner where Chef Damian D’Silva of Folklore Restaurant – and guest chefs Han Liguang of Labyrinth, Haikal Johari of Alma and Pang Kok Keong of Antoinette – take you on a gastronomic journey that revisits beloved local cuisine and disappearing traditional fare. Cocktail made with distinctively local ingredients are also available in line with the theme of the Heritage Dinner. For those who are feeling wistful and nostalgic, this is one amazing dinner you do not want to miss!
Time Out Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner by Time Out
Address: Folklore, 700 Beach Rd, Singapore 199598
Opening Hours: July 26 to 27: 7 to 1030pm
4. Park Bench Deli Collaborates with Roast Paradise & Rumah Makan Minang
Park Bench Deli (PBD) is no stranger to the younger crowd, having established a name as a reliable casual joint to get your fix of American sandwiches. In conjunction with Singapore Food Festival 2018, PBD has teamed up with Roast Paradise and Rumah Makan Minang to roll out tasty contemporary sandwiches with unique local twists. The Roast Meat Banh Mi will be available on July 15, and the Beef Rendang Burger on July 29 at PBD store at 179 Telok Ayer Street. In addition, NATIVE bar will be pairing sustainably-sourced regional cocktails and mocktails, with the sandwiches, for a complete dining experience.
Park Bench Deli Collaborations
Address: 179 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068627
Phone: 6123 4567
Opening Hours: July 15 and 29: 12pm until sold out
5. Curry Day 2018 by Old Chang Kee
Curry is the delicious, spicy yellow coconut gravy that transcends racial and ethnic barriers to bind all Singaporeans together. It can take on many forms but many will be familiar with the curry paste in Old Chang Kee’s signature Curry Puffs. Do you know that Old Chang Kee does not use the usual coconut milk in their signature curry, but a healthier substitute?
At Singapore Food Festival 2018, celebrate curry at Curry Day 2018 which takes place on 27 & 28 July, from 11am to 9pm, at Velocity @ Novena Square. Look forward to Old Chang Kee’s nostalgic curry items as well as a sweet new treat — curry cookies! There will also be a Spices Corner where you can bring some of your favourite spices home. Besides curry-related food and merchandise, expect educational booths where you can learn about the health benefits of curry and hands-on activities such as curry puff crimping sessions and spice art lessons for children. Pssst: we hear that a special curry puff will be unveiled at Curry Day in conjunction with Singapore Food Festival 2018!
Curry Day 2018 by Old Chang Kee
Address: Velocity@Novena Square Indoor Atrium 238 Thomson Road Singapore 307683
Opening Hours: July 27 to 28: 11am – 9pm
6. A Samsui Love Story- A Food & Dance Affair by Project Plait x Tung Lok
Staying true to its promise of presenting diverse and immersive gastronomic experiences, Singapore Food Festival 2018 sees Chef Nixon Low from Tung Lok and Choreographer Naomi Tan from Project Plait present a 5-course contemporary feast which diners can enjoy while watching a captivating dance performance! Set against the backdrop of World War II Singapore, immerse yourself in a multi-sensory dinner as the love story of samsui woman, Yan Lin, and British spy, Lieutenant Robert, is told through dance. Follow them on their journey as Lieutenant Robert races against time to gain intelligence on the Japanese military while struggling to hide his real identity from Yan Lin. Curious as to whether the star-crossed lovers can find their happy ending amidst war and misery? Book a table now at https://www.projectplait.com/upcoming for an unforgettable night of amazing food and the unravelling of a beautiful love story.
A Samsui Love Story- A Food & Dance Affair by Project Plait x Tung Lok
Address: Caldwell House Alcove @ CHIJMES 30 Victoria Street #02- 04/05 Singapore 187996
Opening Hours: July 17 to 20: 730pm
7. Back to Basics- Savour Heritage Kuehs by Rainbow Lapis
We often think that Singapore lacks the space and capacity for fresh local produce. But did you know that we have an organic farm that grows edible flowers, a sugar manufacturer, and even a kelong right on our very shores? For Singapore Food Festival 2018, Citizen Farm, Cheng Sugar Candy Factory, and Ah Hua Kelong are coming together to host three farm-to-table workshops to show how local produce can be used to make traditional heritage kuehs and deepen public knowledge and appreciation of them.
Back to Basics- Savour Your Heritage Kuehs by Rainbow Lapis
Address: Citizen Farm: 60 Jalan Penjara, Singapore 149375. Cheng Seng Sugar Factory: 12 Senoko Loop Singapore 758149. Ah Hua Kelong: 50 Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 6 Lor Halus Jetty
Opening Hours: Citizen Farm: July 21, 10am-1230pm. Cheng Seng Sugar Factory: July 27 10am-12pm. Ah Hua Kelong: July 28, 2-4pm.
8. Feast at Sentosa- Sentosa Grillfest
This SFF, Sentosa will be hosting a Grillfest for all who love the smoky, charred fragrance of all things BBQ! The BBQ food street will be held along Siloso Beach and features a wide variety of barbecued cuisine and innovative fusion treats. The ITE School of Hospitality will also be putting up a culinary showcase from July 13 to 15 where the skills and expertise of the students will be tested! Furthermore, Sentosa’s inaugural Gourmet Market, in partnership with Angliss, will be at the Sapphire Pavilion, giving guests a special personalised experience of customising their ingredients for meal preparation. Set against the lush island greenery, prepare yourselves for an unforgettable experience of dining by the sea!
Feast at Sentosa- Sentosa Grillfest by Sentosa
Address: Siloso Beach Service Road
Opening Hours: July 13-15, 20-22, 27-29: 6pm to 11pm
9. Great Indian Food Affair by De Ideaz
Most are familiar with the go-to supper fare of roti prata, naan and butter chicken. But do you know that there is so much more to the diverse and colourful Indian cuisine? The Great Indian Food Affair (GIFA) is organised by De Ideaz to introduce and display regional Indian favourites for visitors to try, and experience authentic Indian dishes for themselves. Street Food of India, GIFA’s anchor event, will showcase traditional and classic Indian street food at Sayali in Little India. Cooking demonstrations and workshops by celebrity chefs will also be held at Punjab Grill and Yantra on selected dates. They have come up with special menus just for Singapore Food Festival 2018!
Great Indian Food Affair by De Ideaz
Address: GIFA will be held at
various fine dining locations and at Little India. Please refer to the event link for details.
Opening Hours: July 13 to 29
10. Celebrating All-Time Favourite Food Films and Local Cuisine by Screening Room
We don’t usually get to savour our beloved hawker food while enjoying a movie in the cinemas, but now, you can do that at The Boutique Film Theatre at Screening Room! The Boutique Film Theatre will be screening classic food films such as Chocolat, Eat Drink Man Woman, and Like Water For Chocolate. Guests can indulge in famous hawker delights such as BBQ chicken wings and crispy soft shell with chili crab ragu, while enjoying the movies. Good film and good food? Sounds like a perfect night!
Celebrating All-Time Favourite Food Films and Local Cuisine by Screening Room
Address: The Screening Room, 12 Ann Siang Rd, #03-00, Singapore 069692
Opening Hours: July 13 to 29: Mon – Thur: 7pm and 9.30pm. Fri – Sat: 8.30pm (exception of 14 July at 7pm)
Singapore Food Festival 2018 showcases the very best of Singapore’s food scene and local culinary experiences. To fully immerse yourself in Singapore’s multi-faceted culinary scene, remember to head to Singapore Food Festival 2018 which begins on July 13 to start your gastronomic adventure! To start planning your route, visit .
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