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Singapore Food Festival held at Bayfront till Jul 30; features workshops, live entertainment and over 50 food stalls

Grilled durian and nasi lemak pizza are among the wide selection at the Singapore Food Festival.

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Published: 20 July 2023, 5:23 PM

Food from more than 50 hawkers and establishments, cooking workshops and live entertainment are featured at this year’s run of Singapore Food Festival from Jul 19 to 30.

Held at the Bayfront Event Space, the event is organised by Singapore Tourism Board and event management company Mojito Singapore.

A total of seven food zones will be open to all visitors. Some highlights include the SG Food Walk, Sweets Alley and SG Mama Shop.

The SG Food Walk, which features 50 brands, is categorised into different sections for visitors to choose among heritage, bespoke and contemporary food items. The heritage section offers local classics like claypot chicken rice, dry laksa goreng (spicy stir-fried noodles) and popiah (Teochew-style spring rolls).


(From left) Mr Popiah’s curry fried chicken popiah and Good Graces’ dried laksa goreng. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE FOOD FESTIVAL


Grilled durian, bakmi komplit (an Indonesian meat and noodle dish) and specialty coffee infused with chocolate and hazelnut are featured at the bespoke section. The contemporary section consists of chilli king crab rolls, nasi lemak pizzas, lemongrass chicken curry tacos and more.

Vistors can expect over 50 more brands in other areas of the festival village named Café Boulevard, Sweets Alley, Chefs Area, and Food Cartel.

A collective of sweets and dessert brands including artisanal ice cream shop Creamier, K.Patisseries and Sourbombe Bakery will make up the Sweets Alley.

The SG Mama Shop offers classic childhood snacks like chilli tapioca chips from Singapore Houten and rock sugar sticks from Jewels Rock Sugar Sticks.

Other than indulging in the wide selection of food and beverages, visitors may attend masterclasses and workshops to learn how to prepare a gourmet meal at home.

Executive chef of Capella Singapore, Chef Eric Neo will conduct a masterclass for braised chicken gua bao with raisin slaw and salmon satay with a pineapple tomato salsa on Jul 22 from 7pm to 8:30pm.

A house-made beef patty sandwiched in between brioche buns with Nonya flavours is a recipe that will be taught at Chef Zulfadli and Chef Fadzil’s masterclass. They are esteemed chefs from The Black Hole Group who have worked with brands like Tipo and Working Title.

Workshops to make Italian pesto, Japanese swiss rolls, ang ku kuehs (Chinese glutinous rice pastry) and more are also open to sign ups.

Throughout the event, local musicians such as 53A and Shirlyn & The UnXpected will entertain the crowd with their live sets on the main stage. The cartel stage features musicians like Roseville and The Sunnyside Sounds, who specialise in 90s R&B and jazz respectively.

Visitors may choose between three different tickets to purchase, two of which come with additional benefits.

The entry pass is priced at $8 with access to SG Food Walk, Sweets Alley, Cafe Boulevard, The Grounds, SG Mama Shop, Durian BB Park and Tiger Food Street.

For $18, the premium pass offers multi-entry admission to all entry pass zones and the Food Cartel, which features pop-ups, bar concepts and masterclasses with access to renowned chefs. Premium pass holders are entitled to a gift from the SG Mama Shop and a free drink.

The drinking pass, priced at $28, will grant visitors one free drink, beer and cocktail on top of entry to all zones and the Food Cartel.

More information about live performance and masterclass schedules can be found via Singapore Food Festival’s website.

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