Singapore’s culinary scene has certainly come a long way.
Today, you’ll find an astounding range of local street food and emerging dining concepts at various price points. Chicken Rice or Chilli Crab Pie? Fishball Noodles or Laksagne (that’s right, laksa flavoured lasagna)? Sit-down restaurant or pop-up cafe?
Each edition of the Singapore Food Festival is a celebration of the diverse flavours and amazing talent of Singapore’s culinary past and future.
2016 was an invitation for food lovers to ‘Savour the Past, Taste the Future’ of Singapore’s ever-colourful dining scene. At STREAT, the Festival’s signature event, a stellar cast of hawkers and chefs served modern creations inspired by Singaporean flavours alongside sumptuous local favourites at great prices.
Nostalgia was the order of the day at events such as The 50 Cents Fest! at Chinatown Food Street and Kueh Appreciation Day. Foodies savoured rarely-seen classics such as Iceballs, Kok Kok Mee and Hainanese Larp, each with a story to tell about Singapore’s culture and past.
The Festival also celebrated the innovative spirit of our culinary talents, with top chefs deftly re-imagining old classics and elevating traditional recipes. Street food favourites were paired with modern cocktails, and even infused with luxurious teas, to every gourmand’s delight.
With its focus on traditional and modern flavours, SFF 2016 was a reminder that while times and tastes may change, our food will always be distinctly Singaporean. SFF 2017, bring it on!
Information from: YourSingapore.com