The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) 2017 will return for its 24th edition with a robust programme running from July 14 to 30.
Themed Savour Singapore in Every Bite, the festival will feature up to 20 gastronomic experiences tailored to four main foodie profiles – the modern cuisine-loving Gutsy Gourmand; the Traditional Taster; the Culture Craver; and the Art Addict.
STREAT is returning for its third year in 2017 as STB’s anchor event. This year, the pop-up restaurant will be helmed by Peranakan chef Malcolm Lee of Michelin-starred restaurant Candlenut, and Wild Rocket’s chef Willin Low, recognised as the founder of Mod-Sin cuisine. Together, they will present contemporary interpretations of local classics through a three-course modern Peranakan Tok Panjang menu.
The pair will also work together to curate a selection of nine stalls, each helmed by young “hawkerpreneurs” and chefs. Participating vendors include established names like New Ubin Seafood, Peranakan Khek and Whampoa Prawn Noodle.
Other events include the Hawker Wine Safari, which will pair artisanal wines from Australia and New Zealand with hawker fare from 2016 Bib Gourmand eats.
The 50 Cents Fest: Those Years 那些年 will be back by popular demand at Chinatown Food Street, featuring 1980s hawker favourites (e.g. Hakka abacus seeds, Hokkien rickshaw noodles) and entertainment from the era like live xin yao performances. Prices start from just S$0.50 (US$0.36).
Among the various workshops and classes at SFF 2017 are a series focused on pairing kuehs with teas, coffees and cocktails, as well as a food photography workshop. In addition, The Heritage Town Festival will kick off with a Tok Panjang meal and a lesson in ondeh ondeh making.
Singapore Airlines will showcase local flavours with the roll-out of the Popular Local Fare menu on selected flights, featuring 18 local favourites like laksa, Hainanese pork chop rice, and beef rendang with turmeric rice.
Another notable event is Project Plait: Inheritance, a food-meets-dance collaboration between Jiakpalang’s executive chef Nixon Low and dancer-choreographer Naomi Tan.
For more information, visit www.singaporefoodfestival.com.