Singapore’s national pastime is eating – and it’s not surprising considering the diverse spread of cuisines available due to the multi-racial and multi-cultural demography.
This year’s Singapore Food Festival (SFF) will showcase regional Indian favourites under a culture event aptly titled Great Indian Food Affair, according to a press release by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on June 21, 2018.
The programme aims to give an opportunity to all visitors to fully explore and experience the rich world of Indian dishes.
The anchor, named Street Food of India, is an Indian Street Food Extravaganza from July 28 to 29 at Sayali in Little India. The stalls will showcase classic Indian street food such as pau bhaji, sev puri, bhel and pau wada.
In addition, cooking demonstrations and workshops by celebrity chefs will be held at Punjab Grill and Yantra respectively. Both restaurants will also be serving special menus especially curated for the occasion.
The annual SFF will be held from July 13-29, 2018. Themed “Savour Singapore in Every Bite”, the festival emphasises familiar Singaporean flavours and dishes. But that’s not all. With partner events held across three weekends, the SFF also aims to present Singapore’s rich culture and history through creative offerings such as craft workshops, cooking demos, and theatrical experiences.
“It has been an amazing 25-year journey for the Singapore Food Festival. This event is a celebration of our multi-cultural heritage as it is the only event in Singapore dedicated to showcasing local fare,” said Ms Ranita Sundramoorthy, Director of Retail and Dining, STB. “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.”
There are four pillars of the festival that visitors can explore:
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, the local heritage is rediscovered through time-honoured cooking methods and ingredients.
For more details, visit the official festival site.