The second edition of the Singapore Food Festival in India is set to cook up a storm with innovative culinary delights from August 27 to September 11, 2022.
Are you ready to leave your tastebuds singing with delight? The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) returns for its second edition in India at Delhi’s DLF malls, and Park Hyatt in Chennai. With gastronomic experiences based on heritage, contemporary and innovation pillars, SFF 2022 offers a sumptuous and exclusive menu at partner restaurants.
By introducing this event to India along with 12 other major countries across the globe, SFF extends Singapore’s famously rich and diverse culinary scene of Singapore overseas. The festival, which happens islandwide every year, brings together the best of Singapore's food and culinary talent and showcases their unique heritage, along with how they are pushing the boundaries and driving the evolution of Singapore’s food culture.
Foodies outside Singapore can also enjoy a taste of authentic local fare through SFF activations in select countries and virtual masterclasses or go behind the scenes to learn more about the lives of local chefs lives and brands through SFF-exclusive video content on the festival site.
Housing the best of both worlds under one roof – upscale fashion, beauty and lifestyle stores along with some of Delhi’s most loved and celebrated restaurants – DLF malls make for a perfect destination to host the SFF. DLF Promenade is hosting a multitude of exciting activities and immersive experiences for consumers to look out for during the festival. There is a Boba Tea Kiosk by Fat Tiger, a very popular drink in Singapore which will be set up in the main atrium of the mall. For those who love to take pictures as keepsakes, there will be a photo-op too. The mall will be decorated with festive ambience with digital screens directories providing all you need to know about the festival.
In addition to the foodie offerings in Delhi, Indian consumers down South will also be able to enjoy SFF festivities, with an exclusive activation held at the recently launched Singaporean restaurant, “Mr. Ong”, at Park Hyatt Chennai. The restaurant has curated a special Singapore-inspired menu, allowing visitors a chance to relish Singaporean delights such as satay ayam (grilled chicken skewers), rojak (spiced salad), and char kway teow (dark soy fried rice noodles).
GB Srithar, Regional Director, India, Middle East, South Asia & Africa, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “Indian travellers are increasingly experimenting with new and differentiated experiences, especially when it comes to exploring the culture of a destination through its local cuisine. Over the last few years since 2019, STB has presented Singapore’s vibrant gastronomic landscape through a multitude of activities to the Indian audience. Our recent partnerships with Voot for #CheatWeekinSingapore, Zomato for Zomaland@Home and Foodhall India, have enabled us to take Indian consumers on a Singapore culinary journey in a creative and engaging manner.
Siddhartha Natu, Associate Vice President DLF Limited, said, “The Singapore Food Festival at the DLF Promenade is an exciting way to bring Singapore’s rich and diverse culinary scene to India. Foodies can expect some divine festival-exclusive treats and food steeped in heritage and innovative creations. The Singapore Food Festival is all set to raise the bar of Delhi’s culinary scene."
SFF Programming Highlights in DLF Malls
The Singapore Food Festival will bring together extraordinary culinary and beverage brands at various DLF malls in New Delhi. Serving mouth-watering Singapore fare at the Festival, the eight participating restaurants are Le Cantine, Mamagoto, SAZ, Andreas Bistro and Café Delhi Heights in DLF Promenade, Cha Shi in DLF Emporio, MKT in DLF The Chanakya and Mai Bao in DLF Avenue, Saket.
In an ode to the flavours and the perfect balance of spices of Singaporean cuisine, the various restaurants will offer festival-exclusive dishes. Andreas Bistro will present the softest steamed bao, the classic Singapore chilli sauce tossed with chicken or tofu and the famous Hainanese chicken rice, an iconic Singapore street food favourite. Café Delhi Heights will offer the aromatic nasi goreng, a refreshing and spicy Som Tam salad made with shredded papaya and a Singapore Sling beverage to cool off with. Mamagoto is set to pack a punch with curry puffs and steamed spring rolls.
Saz will feature aromatic curry laksa with chicken or prawn, Singapore soft shell crab maki and slowly simmered fish prepared with spicy Sichuan pepper and dry chilli. The restaurant is all set to delightful curate cocktails such as the Curry Drop made with curry vodka, coconut and cream and Pandan G&T to name a few. Le Cantine will delightfully prepare succulent chicken satay, spicy street wontons and delicious Singapore peanut noodles. Serving up cocktails with a Singapore twist, Le Cantine will curate a Kopi Cat - made with hazelnut Vodka and condensed milk.
Cha Shi and MKT, located in DLF Emporio and The Chanakya, features a decadent Singaporean menu with a wide array of iconic dishes. These include nasi lemak (coconut-scented rice and condiments), Singapore fried rice, Khaw-Teow chicken and prawn and mouth-watering cocktails like the Spicy Mango Mule, Ocean Paradise and Jasmine Sour.