Singaporean hawker food is the gift that keeps on giving. Thankfully, Tiger Beer realizes that. Less than a year after its successful inaugural edition, the Tiger Street Food Festival is back, to bring an even wider range of local street food to the hearts and bellies of Singaporeans everywhere.
The one-day food fair on Jun 8 is part of Tiger Beer’s commitment to support our local hawker heroes and keep the trade alive. Last year, the beer heavyweight set up a new initiative to help aspiring hawkers set up their stalls, and via the Tiger Street Food Support Fund showcase their talent on a national stage. Just earlier this month, they even hosted a smaller pop-up event at DECK Gallery. At the festival this June, you’ll get to try har cheong gai (shrimp paste chicken wings) from Ah Tan Wings, shredded chicken porridge from Forum Hainanese Congee, and laksa from Yam Mee Teochew Fishball Noodles—among many other local delights from the 15 participating hawkers, of course.
Three new hawkers will be joining the line-up of fund recipients too, after a successful application through an open call in April; Ah Lock Tofu will dish out Hakka tofu bowls, Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck & Kway Chap yam rice balls with braised duck, and Tang Kay Kee will be on-site serving the all-important hor fun. And because hawker food was and should always be fare for the people, all the street food at the festival will be served in $2 portions, with an accompanying range of Tiger beverages for sale from $3-$6.
Admission is free, and like all successful food events there will be music (courtesy of local acoustic trio The Hashtags). Don’t sit on supporting our local street food culture—and bring cash; it is a hawker event after all.
Tiger Street Food Festival happens Jun 8 at Tan Quee Lan Street. More information here.