Food lovers around the world alert! The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is back! This annual food event in Singapore is not to be missed for all foodie lovers, with its delicious food programmes and a exciting line up of delicious food events during the Singapore Food Festival 2018, taking place from 13th to 29th July! This Singapore Food Festival 2018 is going to feature both traditional and contemporary cuisines of Singapore!

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.” 

The theme for Singapore Food Festival 2018 is ‘Savour Singapore in Every Bite“, it’s not just about familiar, heart-warming Singaporean flavours and dishes, it’s also showcasing Singapore’s rich culture and history through food and creativity such as craft workshops, cooking demonstrations and theatrical experiences.

STREAT – SFF 2018’s Signature Event

STREAT is STB’s anchor event for SFF 2018, it’s a two day event held outdoors and this is the fourth edition (the largest edition yet)! For this year’s STREAT, it’s going to be held at a bigger venue, at the Empress Lawn with extended operating hours (Friday 13th July from 5pm to 10.30pm and Saturday 14th July for a full day from 12pm to 10.30pm).

 The event’s highlight will feature Chef Emmanuel Stroobant (of one Michelin-starred Saint Pierre) and Chef Haikal Johari (of one Michelin-starred Alma). They will join hands for the first time to helm a pop-up restaurant, with a menu of tantalising dishes such as warm Canadian scallops with coconut, turmeric and laksa leaf oil; and beef short rib with black pepper, ginger and buah keluak. Visitors can enjoy an early bird price of S$55 nett (U.P S$60 nett) for the pop-up restaurant’s 5-course menu, by booking online before 9 July 2018 at https://tickets.igo.events/streatpopup. 

Complementing the pop-up is a rousing line-up of establishments, including Old Bibik Peranakan Kitchen, Morsels, Venue by Sebastian, Gayatri Restaurant and Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang – all dishing up local favourites and modern interpretations of Singaporean classics. 

Special shoutout for my friend, The Quarters! They are participating in SFF 2018 – STREAT!

The Quarters is participating in SFF 2018 STREAT, if you are visiting STREAT, you have to visit The Quarters food stall and you must try their delicious food! I knew The Quarters when she made her debut, covering her delicious food cuisines over the past few years, The Quarters is a humble yet modern Singapore local food cuisine that incorporates and evolves local Singapore food delights with a modern fusion twist.

From The Quarters chargrilled cuisines to her burgers, pasta and entree dishes, visitors to STREAT at SFF 2018 would definitely enjoy The Quarters Experience! Check out the photographs inside my Flickr food photographs collection and spot The Quarters! When you visit STREAT at SFF 2018, keep a lookout for some of The Quarters iconic dishes below!

FWAH! Kaya Toast with Foie Gras and Scrambled Egg

Shiok Fries – Salted Egg Sauce and Chilli Crab Sauce with Shoestring Fries (Photo courtesy of The Quarters)

The Quarters Burger with choice of Salted Egg or Lemak Curry Sauce (photo above is the Quarters Burger with Salted Egg)

I have tasted the above dishes over the years that I had covered on The Quarters local fusion food cuisines, they are a must try, absolutely delicious! When you are visiting STREAT, don’t miss it! The Quarters Experience has a charm and aura, that goes beyond their delicious and iconic local fusion food cuisines, through my The Quarters Experience story, you would be able to know, feel and understand why, when you put all those delicious The Quarters cuisines into your mouth, melting into your heart and soul, the foodie spirit inside you.

Savouring the SFF and its events through multi-faceted pillars 

Besides STREAT, STB’s anchor event for SFF 2018, there are many more delicious and fun food events during SFF 2018 for visitors to savour, enjoy and have fun! There 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. 

For more information on the various food events taking place at SFF 2018,

Website: http://www.visitsingapore.com/festivals-events-singapore/annual-highlights/singapore-food-festival/

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SFF 2018 Festival Guide download link: Singapore Food Festival 2018 festival guide book 

* Information courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board *