Showing posts with label Food festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food festival. Show all posts

Sunday 15 July 2012

Singapore Food Festival 2012 @ Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay

This year's Singapore Food Festival 2012 kicked off last Friday, 13 July 2012 at the Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay(map) instead of at the Clarke Quay Read Bridge like the previous years. With a larger space at the new venue, this is also the first time Singapore Food Festival (SFF) Village extended its' operation hours from 11.00am to 11.30pm daily from 13 - 22 July 2012, offering a total of 120 hours of glorious food.

During the ten days (13 July to 22 July) of glorious seafood, you will be able to sample delicious dishes from about 50 vendors under one roof at the SFF Food Village. And this year with more seating area up to 1,500 sitting capacity, I am sure everyone will gets the chance to try out their desire dishes.

Photo credited to Singapore Food Festival 2012
Since one of the mode of payment is using NETS FlashPay Card, you are encourage to purchase the limited edition SFF 2012 NETS FlashPay Cards available for sale at the SFF Village. It is priced at S$12.00 with a stored value of S$7.00 and the special NETS FlashPay card also entitles a 20% discount for all purchased at the SFF Food Village.

One of the highlight for this year SFF 2012 Official Opening of the SFF 2012 was a live cooking demonstration of Chilli Crab by SFF Food Consultant, Chef Eric Teo. GUEST OF HONOR (GOH), Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for Trade And Industry also join in together with Chef Eric to complete the cooking of this authentic Singapore signature dish.

Chilli Crab cooked by Chef Eric during the demonstration cooking

GUEST OF HONOR (GOH), Mr Teo Ser Luck, dines at the Food Village together with the Launch party members, Chef Eric and etc.

Above are some of the participating food stalls of this year Singapore Food Festival 2012. And there are about 50 stalls featuring international and local favourite like Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crab, Prawn Noodles, Italian Seafood Cuisines, Cze Char and etc.

Here, you can excite your palate with the launch of the first Singapore Food Festival Seafood Platter which is presented by Seafood Paradise (under Paradise Group). This seafood platter offers five varieties of seafood dishes, such as their popular Chilli Crab or Signature Creamy Butter Crab, Stir-fried Live Geoduck with Asparagus in XO Sauce, Crisp-fried Prawns tossed with Salted Egg Yolk, Deep-fried Coral Trout in Nyonya Style and Supreme Seafood Fried Rice.

This is how the Seafood Platter will be served upon purchased and you get to choose from either Chilli Crab or Signature Creamy Butter Crab to go with the rest of the 4 items. I love the taste and texture of the fried rice which is enhanced with the added fish roes. The salted egg yolk prawns are tasty too as well as the nyonya style sauce which used to coat the coral trout.

Price: S$36.90 per set
(*Note: only available at SFF Village from 13 - 22 July 2012, while stocks last)

In line with the Festival's seafood theme, Neo Garden has introduced Mussels to the well loved, thick Laksa gravy and coined the name "Signature Laksa's Mussel March" as the mussels are standing upright in marching stance. Apart from Laksa Mussel, their famous Curry ChickenHome-style Sin Chow Mee Hoo, Original and Buffalo-style Drumlets are also available at their stall in the SFF Food Village.

The Founder's Prawn Fritters from Neo Garden is a "must try" if you love this delicious homemade delicacy. Because of Mr Neo Kah Kiat's (founder and CEO of Neo Group Limited) love for this humble snacks, he had actually perfect this Prawn Fritters and make it into their signature dish which you cannot stop munching after one. The texture is so light and crispy plus the prawns are fresh juicy when bite.

To join in the waves of this year SFF 2012, Covelli Italian Bistro and Wine Bar also present their first ever Seafood Dessert which is known as "Squid Ink Meringue with Sea Urchin-Mango Cheese Mousse".  It is a very special dessert whereby you can taste two different distinctive flavour in one. I personally love the taste of the Sea Urchin Mango Cheese Mousse which gives it a light and refreshing after taste.

An interesting Baked Eggs snack from Ming Lang where they have other items such as Fish and Meatball Soup, Xiao Long Bao, Teppanyaki Squid, Takoyaki and etc.

Teppanyaki Squid

Singapore Food Festival Village will be held at its new venue (Waterfront Promenade @ Marina Bay) from:-

Date: 13 July - 22 July 2012
Time: 11.00am - 11.00pm (daily)
Admission: FREE
Payment Mode: CASH and NETS *FlashPay
(*Note: 20% discount for payment made using NETS FlashPay card)

To Get There:-
Nearest MRT Station:
Bayfront Station (Exit A), Raffles Place Station (Exit I)

Nearest Bus Stop:
Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands (B03511)
Buses: NR1, NR6, 97, 97E, 106, 133, 133M

Bayfront Avenue, Opp Marina Bay Sands (B03519)
Buses: 97, 97E, 106, 133, 133M, 502, 502A, 518


Photo credited to Singapore Food Festival 2012
Take some time off and for a leisure cruise ride and enjoy spectacular view of the Singapore skyline down the Singapore Rive together with a fresh seafood meal served in a classic tiffin carrier which you get to keep after the ride.

Date: On Demand
Duration: 1 hour
Embarkation: Marina Bay Jetty
Disembarkation: Marina Bay Jetty

Admission: S$68+ (subject to minimum booking of 20 pax per ride)
*Note: cruise ticket includes fresh seafood meal served in a complimentary tiffin carrier shown above)
Booking: visit; or call 6796 9331

Photo credited to Singapore Food Festival 2012
Learn how to choose the freshet catch in a wet market as a chef take you on a tour through the Jurong Fishery Port at the break of dawn! There you will fine0tune your skills in choosing superior seafood based on it's colour, texture and smell.

Date: On Demand
Time: 5.00am - 9.00am
Venue: Jurong Fishery Port (pick-up point at Boon Lay MRT Station)
Admission: S$150.00+ (subject to minimum booking of 20 pax per session)
Booking: visit; or call 6796 9331

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Food Fiesta 2012 @ Takashimaya Square

From 28 June - 15 July 2012, Takashimaya would be holding their annual Food Festival at the fountain square, basement 2. It compress of different Asian food such as dishes, sweets and snacks from Korea,Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and etc plus a highlighted area for all Japanese food items.

Korean Food Stall with all the meat sticks, hotdog, kimichi and etc.

If you like Chendol with lots of gulua melaka you should queue at this stall to try out their Chendol which has a great fragrant and texture when taste. Other than Chendol, this stall have freshly made Popiah too.

Now other than City Square Mall(Singapore), you can also get a chance to sample the famous Taiwan "Hot Star Crispy Chicken (豪大大鸡排)" at this Takashimaya food fiesta too! It is a "must try" if you like deep-fried crispy chicken, but just a note they have a policy of not cutting the chicken into pieces. If compare with "Shi Lin (士林超大雞排XXL)" crispy chicken, I think I still prefer Hot Star due to it's unique taste and fragrant.

Japanese section with all the flavoured nuts, Mizkan sauces and seasonings, dried products, seaweeds and etc.

My boy saw "Udders Ice Cream" with his favourite "Awesomely Chocolate" and he insists to get a scoop even though he is too full to have dessert after lunch.

Simply cannot resists the temptation of his favourite chocolate ice cream!

Further in at the middle of the fair, you can find beautiful cupcakes from "Dessert Cup" which range from $4.00+ to $6.00+.

Cupcakes from Dessert Cup

Yummy Cake Bread from Juz Bread with their hot selling Hokkaido Cake (hazelnut or custard) at S$3.00 each.

Aster Pau has a varieties of hot food such as Pau (steamed bun), siew mai and etc which you can grab some for tea break or breakfast.

Array of premium flavour tea leaves and related products.

Other than the above, there are also stalls such as "Rasa Sayang" with their famous chiffon and Surabaya Cake, Candy making, Fresh Oyster from Japan and etc. So do pop-by before it ends at 15 July 2012 to pick up your favourite food and snacks.

Saturday 16 July 2011

Singapore Food Festival 2011 - Official Opening 15 July 2011

Although it was a raining evening, it did not reduce the number of visitors gathering around Clarke Quay Read Bridge to discover the journey of this year Singapore Food Festival 2011(SFF11) "CURRIES AND SPICES" theme during its Official Opening on Friday, 15 July 2011.

Introducing different types of ground spices for making curries and cuisines near the main entrance.

From the name "SPICE IT UP!" you are able to discover Singapore ethnic curries and cuisines using different kinds of whole or ground spices found in their cuisine which they will showcase it on most of the participating stalls. Example: These are the spices and ingredients used for making Chinese Herbal Mutton Soup from one of the stalls.)

As compared to last year(read more HERE) statistic of 30,000 visitors, this year we have over 35,000 visitors crowding at the stalls on the Clarke Quay Read Bridge during yesterday night official opening.

Before the Guest of Honor arrival at the Singapore Food Festival Village, there is a short 5 minutes band performance where the drummers dressed in chef outfits accompany by two dancers to SPICE up the HEAT for the event.

This year Singapore Food Festival logo is given an updated look to reflect to the theme of SFF11 after 17 years. The brand new logo is a colourful amalgamation of Singapore’s Best-loved Spices in a traditional mortar and pestle. Every member of the launch party will be given a piece of a puzzle to fit onto the “Spice Backdrop”. These 5 pieces of puzzle will form the new SFF Logo when pieced together and at the same time officially launching SFF11.

The order of the pieces of puzzle are:-

~ 1st Piece: Cinnamon Stick (by Ms Le Thi Thanh Thao)
~ 2nd Piece: Chilli (by Chef Milind Sovani & Mr Shanmugam)
~ 3rd Piece: Ginger (by Mr Ng Yong Hwee)
~ 4th Piece: Cardamom (by Ms Melissa Ow)
~ 5th Piece: Coriander Leaf and Star Anise (by Minister S.Iswaran)

After Minster S.Iswaran and the rest of the launch party finished touring the "Curry and Spice Street", they headed to the cooking demonstration area to observe SFF Consultant Chef Milind Sovani prepares a Fish Head Curry dish.

Zalina's Specialties has a good range of local Malay Cuisines where you will indulge with the sambal chilli, rendang, chili prawns and etc. Our set meal consists of :- Turmeric Rice, Rendang Chicken, Sambal Prawns and Egg which cost S$6.50

Local favourite Ngoh Hiang that you can have it anytime of the day with a accompany spicy dipping sauce with hint of crashed peanuts.

Spice Sutra offers a range of North Indian food such as Butter Chicken, Assorted Skewers, Mutton Curry and etc.

Other than spicy curries you can also try the Chili Crab from Jumbo Seafood, Claypot Fish Head Curry from Chng Kee, and Fried Carrot Cake from Lim Hai Sheng. But if you keen in trying some Indian food, look up for the stalls occupy by the Indian Restaurants Association Singapore(IRAS) where they offers array of Indian cuisines.

For those who love Ice-Cream there is an Gelato stall that sells a few types of "spiced ice-creams" such as Wasabi, Vanilla Saffron and Chocolate Chilly(where you will get to see real red chili in it) for a single scoop at S$4.00 per cup.

If you are someone who love SPICES and SPICY food, do come down to the Singapore Food Festival Village and experience your journey with all the different types of curries and cuisines are you can find there.

Date: 15 - 24 July 2011
Time: 4.00pm - 11.00pm(weekdays) / 12.00pm - 11.00pm(weekends)
Venue:Clarke Quay Read Bridge And Along Central River Promenade
Admission: FREE (Pricing of the food starts from S$2.00 onwards)
Website and Details HERE.

Thursday 7 July 2011

Singapore Food Festival 2011 - Journey of CURRIES and SPICES

This year the Singapore Food Festival(SFF) 2011 returns with Singapore's Multicultural heritage and culinary diversity under the theme of "CURRY AND SPICES" starting from 15 to 24 July 2011. Targeting to have at least 400,000 turn-up, the SFF teams will take your gastronomic journey on LAND, WATER and AIR where you can experience the magical spices in food for this year event.

Below are some details of this year SFF events which I have gathered from their Media Conference on Tuesday, 05 July 2011. Do check it out and see which event and timing suits your preference to embark your SPICY journey for this year Food Festival.

Panelist Discussion about this year Singapore Food Festival and it's highlight on each core events starting from 15 - 24 July 2011. The panelist on stages are Mr Andrew Phua(STB), Chef Milind Sovani (SFF 2011 Food Consultant), Mr Luke Lee(SPOC) and Mr Shanmugam(IRAS).

During the cooking demonstration Chef Milind Sovani shares the purpose and benefits of adding Spices in Indian Cooking. Above photo show the process of cooking Paneer Makhani which is Cottage Cheese in butter gravy.‏

For the second cooking demonstration we have Flying Roomali which is a Chapati that is thin like handkerchief.

Singapore Food Festival 2011

Commencing on 15 July 2011, the Singapore Food Festival Village will be the biggest Food and Beverage event ever at Singapore River with more than 60 food stalls and 130 over 100 participating Food and Beverage outlets from the surrounding malls. So don't miss the opportunity to satiate your craving with mouth watering array of curries and favourite local delights infused with SPICES.

Date: 15 - 24 July 2011
Time: 4.00pm - 11.00pm(weekdays) / 12.00pm - 11.00pm(weekends)
Venue:Clarke Quay Read Bridge And Along Central River Promenade
Admission: FREE (Pricing of the food starts from S$2.00 onwards)
Website and Details HERE.

Jumbo Seafood which will be one of the stalls at the Singapore Food Festival Village with their signature Singapore Chilli Crab and Singapore Black Pepper Crab which I am sure will be well-received by both tourists and local Singaporean.

If you are looking for some new dessert I strongly recommend you to try this Gelato, Spiced Ice Cream which is specially designed for the Singapore Food Festival 2011. There have about 5 different flavour to suit ranging from Vanilla Saffron which shown on the above on the left side, Sansho Pepper (top right corner), Raspberry Ginger, Wasabi and Chocolate Chilly. I have tried both the vanilla saffron and sansho pepper and personally I prefer the later which a hint of fresh lime scent and a cinnamon secondary taste.

Singapore Food Festival 2011

As for the Singapore Food Festival Culinary Adventures it will allow those looking for a more personal culinary experience to embark a gastronomic journey which takes them high into the SKY, cruising leisurely on WATER or a LAND adventure with Masterchef on either one of the following event:-

Date: 15 - 24 July 2011
Time: 4.00pm - 10.00pm
Duration: 45 minutes per cruise
4.00pm - 4.45pm; 5.00pm - 5.45pm ; 6.00pm - 6.45pm
7.00pm - 7.45pm ; 8.00pm - 8.45pm; 9.00pm - 9.45pm
Venue: Singapore River Cruise Liang Court Jetty
Pricing: S$38+ per pax (Inclusive of a free tiffin and meal and drink. Pricing subject to Goods and Service Tax)
Website and Booking HERE.

For those who enjoy cruise ride this Tiffin Cruise will surprised you with mouth-watering curries and dishes that infused with spices while relaxing a ride along the Singapore River. There will be a chef on board making piping hot and delicious Naan(Indian flat bread) to go with the food selection served in the Tiffin carrier. After the cruise ride you can keep the Tiffin carrier as a memento too.

You'll find that different cultures of food made with spices presented in the tiffin carrier such as -
* 1st Layer: Satay and Ngor Hiang
* 2nd Layer: Chicken Bryani and Fish Curry
* 3rd Layer: Nonya(Peranakan) Kueh

Here are some of the sample dishes for the Tiffin Cruise during the Singapore Food Festival 2011 Media Launch.

Date: 16, 17, 23 and 24 July 2011 (ONLY)
Time: 10.00am - 1.30pm
Venue: Little India
Pricing: S$88+ per pax (Pricing subject to Goods and Service Tax)
Website and Booking HERE.

Immerse in the scents of spices and the colourful heritage of Little India with hearty breakfast at Komala Vilas Restaurant before the walking tour around Little India to learn more about the unique ingredients, spices and kitchenware used. In this heritage trail you also get to blend your own spices, enjoy a trishaw ride, observe a cooking demonstration by a Masterchef before enjoying an authentic Indian cuisine lunch at Muthu's Curry.

Here are some of the sample dishes from Muthu's Curry Restaurant during the Singapore Food Festival 2011 Media Launch. I love their Chicken Tikka

Date: 16, 17, 23 and 24 July 2011 (ONLY)
Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Singapore Flyer
Pricing: S$108+ per pax (Pricing subject to Goods and Service Tax)
Website and Booking HERE.

Embark on a sky-high culinary affair on board the Singapore Flyer and learn how to enhance flavours, colours and nutritional value of canapes through the use of spices with Masterchef.

Ticket includes:-
1. Ride on the Flyer (2 rotations);
2. Canapes making session (30 - 40 minutes);
3. Ingredients for hands-on Canapes making session;
4. Catered Canapes as snacks; and
5. Beverages such as soft drinks, wine and beer

Singapore Food Festival 2011

Date: 23 July 2011 (ONE DAY ONLY)
Time: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Venue: Race Course Road, Little India
Pricing: S$80.00 and S$100.00* sit down buffet dinner (*exclusive seating on the Guinness World Record Table)
Website and Booking HERE.
~ All participants will receive a goodie bag.

Ending the food festival on a high note will be the Longest Table at Little India which held on 23 July 2011 along Race Course Road where diners will be treated to a sumptuous buffet spread inclusive of a free flow of chilled beer, wine and refreshments.

Participants will get a chance to be part of a Guinness World Record by dining on the world's SINGLE longest table at 120 Metres long to cater for 400 guests to sit side by side comfortably. On the same day, President S.R. Nathan will be making a special appearance to launch and sign 30 copies of the cookbook shown below that features favourite dishes of Singapore's past and present ministers, professionals and celebrities.

Renowned Indian restaurants will each contribute their signature dishes to the buffet so that diners can look forward to sampling the best Indian dishes that Singapore has to offer. Here are some of the dishes featured out of more than 50 dishes that will be served at the Longest Table. (Top Right Down: Freshly made Naan with mint sauce, Jalebi (fried sweet dipped in sugar) and Appam with either red sugar or stew)

In conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival 2011, the Indian Restaurants Association Singapore (IRAS) will be launching a cookbook, titled "Spice Potpourri" at the Longest Table at Little India on 23 July 2011. This cookbook includes the favourite dishes and recipes from President S. R. Nathan, Singaporean Ministers and other well-known Singaporean personalities.
Pricing: S$35.00(hard cover copy), S$25.00(soft cover copy)

Singapore Food Festival 2011

Kampong Gelam presents Rendang Tales and Spices which will be held at the historic Kampong Gelam area where participants can immerse themselves in enriching cultural through fun and engaging activities. They also get to learn the essential of Malay cuisine and discovering the art of perfumery. More details can refer to the link HERE.

From Gourmet Port we have some Hummus Bruchetta which is an Italian hearty starters with Hummus spread(a popular Middle Eastern dip) and Roti Jala with Rendang.

Some of the yummy snacks and finger food from Bushra Cafe such as Thai Chicken Wrap(top right) and Falafel(bottom left).

Lastly these are some of the food that we have sampled from some of the participated restaurants and eateries during the Singapore Food Festival Media Conference on 05 July 2011. If you like SPICES and CURRIES, do hurry and grab your seat(s) for the Longest Table Buffet or any one of the Culinary Adventures events lining up for you.

P/s: Some Photos are Credited to Word Of Mouth Communications and Singapore Food Festival