14 Jul Singapore Food Festival 2016
OPEN STOVES BY TIMBRE+
When: 23 – 24 July, 12pm till late.
What: Timbre+ resident chefs will collaborate with guest chefs to develop new and innovate dishes.
If you love live music, and you love the concept of chilled-out open-dining, then Open Stoves is for you. For the weekend of the 23rd and 24th July, Timbre+ will be transformed into a big weekend BBQ Party: There will be live cooking demos, a BBQ Blowout, local bands jamming, beer-related fringe activities, etc.
Last week, we got to sample Christian Calledo (of Iskina Cebu Singapore) and Bjorn Shen (of Artichoke/ Bird Bird)’s creation of Cebu BellyChon Curry Noodles, a dish I can only describe as “Laksa-meets-Roasted-Pork”. This dish will be available during that weekend, together with 5 other new dishes, created by 5 more pairs of chefs.
For more information, visit http://timbreplus.sg/open-stoves/
When: 15 – 16 July, 5pm – 10.30pm
Where: Clifford Square (between One Fullerton and Clifford Pier)
What: International celebrity chef Susur Lee, Tunglok Heen’s Senior Executive Chef Ken Ling and Restaurant Labyrinth’s chef-owner Han Liguang join hands in helming a pop-up restaurant featuring an exclusive, five-course, dinner menu.
If I could have the dishes chef Han Liguang made for us for a lifetime, I could die happy. To have our local food plated and portioned a la a five-star restaurant was an interesting sight, but what was more interesting was how innovative and amazing the dishes were. I have never tasted Malay or Chinese cuisine in the way the three chefs have put them together. If you love modern Singaporean cuisine and unique gastronomic experiences, then STREAT is definitely for you. I am already planning to bring my dad and Imran here.
THE 50 CENTS FEST!
When: 30 – 31 July, 3pm – 11pm (30 July), 11am – 11pm (31 July)
Where: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street
What: Chinatown Food Street will be transformed with street hawkers selling food for JUST 50 cents.
If I came home from an extended overseas trip craving local food, this would be the first stop I would go to. There is every local dish imaginable served at a generous tasting portion, each sold in denominations of $0.50 and priced between $0.50 to $2.00! There are also other nostalgic dishes which might make you go down memory lane, and there will be buskers and entertainers all along Chinatown Food Street. During the preview, I had a rather iconic moment to myself as the dessert stall assistant taught me how to make my own ice ball – and it is not as easy as it looks!
For more information, visit http://chinatownfoodstreet.sg/the-50-cents-fest/
At the end of the day, I had the most amazing fun trying out new, innovative, nostalgic dishes with my friends during the SFF preview. If you’re a foodie, and you love finding new activities and hangouts to go to during the weekends, then SFF is a must-see must-do on your checklist. Check out all the other activities at www.singaporefoodfestival.com, and make a date with your friends! x
SNAP & WIN SOCIAL CONTEST
Take your best flatlay image of your favourite SFF dishes and share it on Instagram with the hashtags #SFFflatlay & #SingaporeFoodFestival and tag @Visit_Singapore to win delicious prizes! Full T&Cs here: http://bit.ly/29MRBLw