The annual Singapore Food Festival kicks off this month, with plenty of activities to satisfy both foodies and curious onlookers alike.
Dates: 13, 14 July 2018
Time: 5pm – 10.30pm (Friday); 12pm – 10.30pm (Saturday)
Venue: Empress Lawn, 10 Empress Place, Singapore 179555 (Opposite Victoria Theatre)
Fancy some Michelin-starred eats without the stuffy ambience (or scary prices)? Check out the pop-up restaurant at STREAT, where foodies can enjoy a five-course dining experience presented by chefs Emmanuel Stroobant and Haikal Johari of Saint Pierre and Alma by Juan Almador respectively.
STREAT, which is the signature event for the Singapore Food Festival, is a two-day dining event that showcases the best of Singapore’s culinary talents. Besides Michelin-starred meals, visitors can also look forward to a lineup of classic Singaporean dishes, culinary workshops, masterclasses and performances by local bands.
2. The 50Cents Fest
Dates: 28, 29 July 2018
Time: 11am – 11pm
Venue: Chinatown Food Street (Smith Street, Singapore 058938)
Ever miss the days when a bowl of noodles cost you a mere 50 cents? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that The 50 Cents Fest will be returning this July, with more cheap and good street eats. This year’s edition pays tribute to 1930’s colonial Singapore, so you can expect old school treats like Fish Moilee (fish curry), Pisang Goreng (banana fritters) and Kopi Gu You (traditional black coffee with butter) – yup, all for 50 cents a pop.
(Source: The 50 Cents Fest)
3. Sentosa GrillFest
Dates: 13 – 29 July (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island
Admission: Free (Island admission & carpark charges apply.)
Bask in the beauty of Siloso Beach as you feast on your favourite eats at the Sentosa Grillfest. The event will see everyone’s favourite (man-made) beach converted into a 1km-long food street, with plenty of barbecue party classics and local dishes to whet your appetite. There will also be live performances, sideline activities and more at the event.
(Source: Sentosa Official Facebook)
4. Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner
Dates: 25 & 26 July 2018
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Venue: Folklore, 700 Beach Road, Singapore 199598
Admission: From $150 nett per pax (including alcohol). Get your tickets here.
In conjunction with this year’s Singapore Food Festival, Time Out Singapore and Peranakan restaurant Folklore presents the Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner, an epicurean nod to Eurasian, Peranakan, Malay and Chinese culture in Singapore. The seven-course meal – which is presented by chefs Damian D’Silva of Folklore, Han Li Guang of Labyrinth, Haikal Johari of Alma by Juan Amador and Pang Kok Keong of Antoinette – includes everything from beef rendang (spicy beef stew) to fish otah (grilled fish cake).
(Source: Time Out Singapore)
5. Curry Day 2018
Dates: 27 & 28 July 2018
Time: 11am – 9pm
Venue: Velocity @ Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road, Singapore 307683
If you love your Old Chang Kee curry puffs, here’s one event you won’t want to miss. In honour of the Singapore Food Festival, everyone’s favourite curry puff makers Old Chang Kee will be organising a 2-day event dedicated to…curry, of course. Curry puff enthusiasts can expect both new and classic flavours, as well as cooking demonstrations, spice art lessons and other activities to get you crazy for curry.
(Source: Curry Day 2018 Facebook)
6. Back to Basics Workshop Series 2018
Dates: 21, 27 & 28 July 2018
Time: Varies. Check workshop schedule for details.
Venue: Varies. Check workshop schedule for details.
Admission: $48 – $68. Get your tickets here.
Nonya kueh makers Rainbow Lapis presents a Back To Basics Workshop Series this month, for a unique source to table experience that highlights how local confections are made. Participants will learn how to make Nonya kueh, discover the different types of sugar and get a rare glimpse at how sugar is made during a factory tour.
(Source: Rainbow Lapis Facebook)
7. Beer Yoga & Citylights
Dates: 13, 20 & 27 July 2018
Time: 7pm or 8pm (Varies based on the date. Check schedule for details.)
Venue: Clifford Square, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Admission: $29. Book your slot here. Participants must be 18 years or older.
Ever wondered what it would be like to practise yoga under the influence of alcohol? Beer Yoga & Citylights is an hour-long yoga session led by a certified teacher, with some beer-drinking on the side to bring a whole new meaning to releasing tension. Admission includes a free bottle of beer, but interested participants should bring their own mats, towels and water.
(Source: District 1 Yoga)