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These Are the Singapore Food Festival Events We Are Most Excited About

Celebrate all things food in one of Asia’s most dynamic dining hubs.

Published on Jul 9, 2019

Multi-cultural, dynamic, innovative and traditional, food in Singapore has caught the attention of the world for decades and continues to make foodies everywhere swoon. For evidence, look no further than the Singapore Food Festival. The two-week culinary celebration is back for their 26th year this July, and, between restaurant collaborations and masterclasses by kitchen heroes, you have just as much reason to be excited as ever. Taking on the theme of “Savour Singapore in Every Bite”, this year’s fest is all about local talent and honoring the country’s vibrant heritage.

Events begin July 12th and will run until July 28th. Visit to learn more. In the meantime, here are just a few of the festival events that we are loosening our belt buckles for.

1. STREAT July 12-13, 5–11pm

Involving pop-ups by 12 of the city-state’s most loved food outlets (think everything from heritage hawkers to mod-sin restaurants), it is no wonder STREAT has taken on the role as Singapore Food Festival’s main event. From delicious local eats to live music and even hands-on workshops, this event celebrates Singapore’s culinary talents and authentic flavors. When thirst strikes, the team from Origin Bar will be there to help wet your whistle.


2. Singapore Tea Festival July 20-21, 10am–10pm

Held in the recently opened and quickly famed Jewel Changi Airport, you’ll get introduced to over 40 teas and tea-related brands. Whether flown in directly from plantations in Japan or infused with chocolate or durian (gasp!), the educational and interactive workshops lined up at this event will even give a well-seasoned tea drinker something new to imbibe and discover.

3. The Kueh Kueh Symposium July 13, 10am–6pm

This old-school Nyonya dessert is fan-favorite for a reason. Eye-catching, glutinous, and dense with history, you’ll get the chance to dive deep into the art of kueh kueh (traditional steamed pastries) with talks and discussions by four different culinary personalities, and a tasting table to satiate your cravings. Even better, the event will be held at Straits Clan, a members-only heritage building in Chinatown that will be open to the public specifically for this event.

4. The 50 Cents Fest, July  27–28, 11am–11pm

Don’t hold back on seconds at this event that offers a spread of traditional Hokkien fare and colonial dishes from as little as S$0.50 each. The mini-fest organised is a nod towards the good ol’ days when prices for food weren’t as high. Taking up Smith Street, in the heart of Chinatown, the Chinatown Food Street is easily accessible to everyone. From Spicy Tapioca Noodles (S$0.50) to Rice Dumplings (S$1), you’ll want to come hungry to experience all the hearty Hokkien fare your stomach can handle.

5. Pocky x Ya Kun Kaya Toast & Kopi O Limited Edition Set

Pocky lovers: Look out for the iconic Singaporean flavors, kaya (coconut and egg spread) toast and kopi o (local black coffee). The winning breakfast combo has caught the attention of Glico, who is collaborating with Ya Kun Kaya Toast to create two limited edition Pocky flavors featuring custardy kaya toast and bold and sweet kopi o. The snack will launch at STREAT, the marquee event of the Singapore Food Festival, and in Ya Kun Kaya Toast outlets island-wide from July 12 onwards.

6. The Mem’s Servants: A Food & Dance Affair July 24-27, 7.30–9.30pm

This five-course meal presents a fusion of gastronomy and artistry, interpreting the untold stories of servants in black-and-white colonial homes, set in 1920s Singapore, through contemporary dance. Immersive and interactive, you’ll be up close and personal with the act as dancers weave through tables as you dine.



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