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Singapore Food Festival 2018: Celebrating 25 years of local flavours

Author: Angelos Restanis / Date: Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:33

25th edition of SFF to feature quirky culinary experiences, much-loved local flavours and exciting chef collaborations – including one to watch between Chefs Emmanuel Stroobant and Haikal Johari, both of Michelin-starred establishments.

The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is making its annual return once again until 29 July 2018, with a sumptuous medley of over 20 gastronomic experiences featuring traditional and contemporary flavours of Singapore. In conjunction with the SFF’s 25th anniversary, there will be a series of culinary offerings that are charmingly whimsical, inventive, and yet familiar, as the festival continues to stay true to its roots by shining the spotlight on authentic local flavours and culinary talents taking centre stage during this period.

Ms Ranita Sundramoorthy, Director of Retail and Dining, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said: “It has been an amazing 25-year journey for the Singapore Food Festival. Over the years, the SFF has cemented its place as the marquee event on our local food calendar as it welcomes local and foreign visitors hungry for a taste of Singapore. This event is a celebration of our multi-cultural heritage as it is the only event in Singapore dedicated to showcasing local fare. By distilling the essence of what it truly means to be Singaporean, we believe the SFF will continue to attract visitors with its authentic, engaging and compelling culinary experiences each year.”

Themed “Savour Singapore in Every Bite”, the festival not only emphasises familiar Singaporean flavours and dishes. With partner events held across three weekends, the SFF also aims to present Singapore’s rich culture and history through creative offerings such as craft workshops, cooking demos, and theatrical experiences.

Savouring the SFF and its events through multi-faceted pillars

Guiding visitors through SFF this year are four pillars that exemplify the wide-ranging events which make up the festival.

  1. The Modernity pillar highlights Singaporeans shaking up the food scene with their inventive take on local favourites.
  2. The Culture pillar examines Singapore’s local dining culture and habits.
  3. The Art pillar honours home-grown culinary craftsmen and their interpretations of art.
  4. Under the Tradition pillar, our local heritage is rediscovered through time-honoured cooking methods and ingredients.

These four pillars broadly represent the different facets of Singapore – Modern, Cultural, Artistic and Traditional – which visitors can discover through the common medium of food, as well as through the various dining events, workshops and activities which SFF offers. Further details of each SFF event can be found in the Annex.

And for those who consider themselves as a Foodie, do not forget to visit these 17 food stalls in Hawker Centers around Singapore that just have made it to the Bib Gourmand list for this year's Michelin Guide. These 17 hawker stalls are: Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang (Bukit Merah View Food Centre), Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck (Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre), Eminent Frog Porridge & Seafood (Geylang Road Lorong 19), Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle(Zion Riverside Food Centre), Heng (Newton Food Centre), Hong Kong Yummy Soup (Alexandra Village Food Centre), Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow (Old Airport Road Food Centre), Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice (Chinatown Complex), Muthu's Curry (Race Course Road, Little India), Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre), Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puff (Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre), Shi Wei Da (Fengshan Market and Food Centre), Sik Bao Sin (Desmond’s Creation, Geylang Road), Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice (Holland Drive), Tai Wah Pork Noodle (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre), The Coconut Club (Ann Siang Hill), and Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee (ABC Brickworks Food Centre)


Angelos Restanis

Angelos is the news editor for TravelDailyNews Media Network (, and His role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. He currently studies Communication, Media & Culture in Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens.