Local cuisine continues to shine at Singapore Food Festival 2019

Singapore’s culinary culture is not to be taken lightly. This July, foodies can rejoice and unite at the Singapore Food Festival, for three food coma-inducing weeks. Back for its 26th edition, the SFF 2019 will once again celebrate our local flavours and gastronomy; and as with prior years, the festival presents four major pillars for easy digestion—Modernity, Culture, Tradition and Art.

SFF is collaborating with bubble tea brand LiHo Tea, convenience store 7-Eleven and well-known snack brand Glico this year. LiHo Tea will be offering the all-new Avocado Kopi at selected Liho outlets, which may or may not be as divisive as Avocado Lattes. Find ready-to-eat Japanese-Singaporean snacks at 7-Eleven’s stores islandwide, such as the Chicken Satay Onigiri, Salted Egg Tamagoyaki and Takoyaki with Chilli Crab Sauce & Egg Mayo. Also, get your local breakfast set of Kaya Toast and Kopi in the form of biscuit sticks, with the Pocky x Ya Kun Kaya Toast & Kopi O Limited Edition Set, which will be for sale at Streat and all Ya Kun locations. 

Other than that, be sure to check out the many other foodie events taking place all around Singapore. We break them down for you below.

The 50 Cents Fest

, Local cuisine continues to shine at Singapore Food Festival 2019

Take a stroll down the memory lane of one of the biggest dialect groups in Singapore. The two-day festival focuses on one of the most iconic aspects of the Hokkiens, only second to their colourful language. A medley of Hokkien delights await, including Ngoh Hiang, Cha Gay Ah, Ang Ku Kueh and Sambal Stingray, sans the price inflation—all things on the menu range from just $0.50 to $3.

When: July 27-28

Where: Chinatown Food Street

Jimami Tofu 5D Dining Experience

, Local cuisine continues to shine at Singapore Food Festival 2019

Watch while you eat and what you eat. At this 5-dimensional dining experience, engage all your senses as you enjoy 2017 Hawaii International Film Festival award-winning movie Jimami Tofu, starring Jason Chan, Mari Yamamoto, as well as the beautifully crafted food, which is replicated off-screen for diners to taste. A seven-course affair, the dishes will be served in real time as the events (and meals) of the film unfold before your eyes.

When: July 19, 20, 26, 27 and Aug 2 & 3

Where: HometeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, 31 Ah Hood Road

The Mem’s Servants: A Food & Dance Affair

Course meals are served with a side of gripping stories at The Mem’s Servants, where contemporary dancers weave an expressive story about the arduous affair of the housekeeping unsung heroes at the peak of the British Empire in 1921, into a 5-dish experience. The one-of-a-kind dinner service moves fluidly through four interconnected rooms of a black and white colonial house for complete immersion.

When: July 24-27

Where: 18 Temenggong Road

PBD x Candlenut Guest Chef Series

, Local cuisine continues to shine at Singapore Food Festival 2019

Sandwiches are a relatively easy concept, even for the unskilled—ingredients go between two slices of carbs. Nonetheless, Park Bench Deli manages to wow with monthly guest chef collaborations. Pick up a gourmet sandwich by one-Michelin-starred restaurant Candlenut for two good causes; one for your belly and another for the dollar that will be donated to charity.

When: July 1-31

Where: Park Bench Deli, 179 Telok Ayer Street

Singapore Vegan Street Food Crawl

Like a pub crawl, but miles healthier; take a trip down Singapore’s vegan scene across three food-haven precincts. Devour vegan-friendly dishes in specially curated food trails that happens at Geylang Serai, Chinatown and Little India over three consecutive Saturdays for the full spectrum of vegan offerings, no matter which quintessential cuisine group you are most inclined towards.

When: July 13, 20 and 27

Where: Geylang Serai, Chinatown and Little India precincts


, Local cuisine continues to shine at Singapore Food Festival 2019

A signature event of the festival, Streat returns to celebrate and give a modern interpretation of our local cuisine. On the menu this year are Artichoke’s fragrant curry noodles, Restaurant Ibid’s Nanyang-styled dishes and Origin Bar’s pop up, where a full lineup of alcoholic beverages await, just to name a few. Enjoy entertainment while you dine, or if you dare skip the food, check out Naiise’s retail pop-up store. 

When: July 12-13

Where: The Promontory, Marina Bay

The Singapore Food Festival 2019 will run from Jul 12-28. More info here.