The annual Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is back to celebrate its 30th anniversary from July 19 to 30, and will be the largest-ever Festival Village at Bayfront Event Space housing more than 100 brands.
To mark the occasion, SFF 2023 will showcase Singapore’s food culture, inviting participants to explore its rich past, savour the flavours of the present, and be inspired by the innovations that will shape the future of dining.
Festival highlights include an expansive Festival Village with three new zones – Food Cartel, Sweets Alley and Café Boulevard; island-wide activations like culinary tours, workshops and chef masterclasses; as well as exclusive finds specially created for the event.
The SG Food Walk zone will give a nod to Singapore’s diversity of flavours, and feature festival-exclusives such as curry chicken fried popiah (thin crepe-like roll), calamari nachos with a remoulade made from belimbing (a fruit native to Malaysia and Indonesia), and more.
For the new zones, Food Cartel will showcase pop-ups, bar concepts and masterclasses; Café Boulevard will give a tribute to Singapore’s thriving café culture; and offerings at Sweets Alley are sure to satisfy sugar cravings with a mix of traditional and modern sweets.
Hands-on gourmands can pick from a curated line-up of workshops including Indie Singapore Tours’ Market, Mingle, Mixology tour, a heritage shophouse cake workshop, or try their hand at making traditional min jiang kueh (peanut pancake).
With the rising trend of microbreweries and distilleries in Singapore, look out for thirst-quenching offerings by Papa Doble, Archipelago Brewery and The 1925 Brewing Co at the Festival Village, as well as SFF fringe event Brewnanza Fest by Brewlander which will showcase over 100 unique craft beers at the same spot from August 3 to 6.
Entry passes to the Festival Village start from S$8 (US$6).