The Lion City Unveils the Singapore Food Festival

Bakuteh, chicken rice, ondeh-ondeh, and other delectable dishes take center stage at the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) on July 14 to 30. Expect budget hawker fare side-by-side with fine dining options and the city-state’s leading chefs presenting their irresistible creations.

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Singapore Food Festival brings the best of Singapore’s local cuisine in every bite.

Malcolm Lee of Candlenut. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Malcolm Lee of Candlenut. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

STREAT is the SFF’s signature event, which will be headlined this year by chef Malcolm Lee from the Michelin-starred dining joint Candlenut along with Wild Rocket’s Willin Low. Both will bring new twists to old time local favorites on July 14 and 15. Meanwhile, food stalls will set up shop at Clifford Square, including those from New Ubin Seafood and Native Bar. For history buffs who want to know more about hawker food, drop by Singapore Visitors Centre at Orchard Gateway to see the photo exhibition “One Dish, One Chef, Generation of Stories,” which will feature 15 of the most important stalls in the island.

Mall giant ION Orchard throws its support via Culinary Creations 2017, happening until July 31. Join a chocolate-themed workshop and cook-off in Chocolate Wonderland (July 14 to 16) or participate in food preparation classes in Singapore Cultural Experience (July 11-19). Of course, a visit to the mall won’t be complete without some serious retail therapy, as shops offer attractive discounts throughout the entire month of July.

ION Orchard will host a few events related to SFF.

ION Orchard will host a few events related to SFF.

A kueh is a savory or sweet bite-sized snack, which happens to be a favorite of many locals and other Southeast Asians. On July 15, 22, and 23, learn how you can make one at Rainbow Lapis’ workshops. Get to know which tea is the perfect accompaniment to every kueh at Tea Chapter on Neil Road. Or choose the ideal coffee pairing at Kaldi’s Berry on Mountbatten Road. You can also learn how to concoct a kueh-inspired cocktail at Bar Stories on Haji Lane.

Choose which tea goes with your favorite kueh at Tea Chapter.

Choose which tea goes with your favorite kueh at Tea Chapter.

Don't forget to grab a bite from Bar Stories after your kueh workshop!

Aside from coming up with cocktails, you can also grab other bites at Bar Stories.

Finally, if you’re the type who loves to take food shots, you should attend Transforming Your Food Images (July 23), where you can understand the basics of photography, food styling, and even plating. Bring your own camera and drop by Morsels at Dempsey Hill.

The interior of Morsels. Photo from the restaurant.

The interior of Morsels. Photo from the restaurant.

For more information on other events, visit Your Singapore.

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