Singapore Food Festival: Savour the myriad flavours of the food capital

Singapore’s love for food goes well beyond the hawker centres, cafés and Michelin-starred restaurants that pack the city—it runs in our blood. And there’s no better time to eat like a local than at the annual Singapore Food Festival (SFF), where local culture, proud tradition and contemporary dining are served up on a platter.

At the annual festival, you can look forward to a curation of local favourites, fun lifestyle events (think barbecues paired with live music), and rare collaborations between some of our best local chefs. If you are more of a hands-on learner, join the various cooking classes and workshops to bring home time-honoured recipes from Singapore’s many cultures. It all makes for an in-depth exploration of the city’s myriad cultures through its food. Whether you’re a serious foodie or just curious to learn more through cultural tours and workshops, you’ll get to sniff out local street hawker fare and the stories behind traditional snacks. 

The 2017 edition saw visitors biting into unique and modern takes on Singaporean cuisine—better known as mod-Sin cuisine—at the festival’s signature event, STREAT. Another highlight was The 50 Cents Fest in Chinatown that brought back traditional favourites such as 'abacus seeds' (yam gnocchi) and ice balls at a yesteryear price of fifty cents a bowl. Other event highlights include food styling workshops, a gastronomic showcase that included a dance performance, and a photo exhibition that shone the spotlight on local hawkers. So look out for the next Singapore Food Festival  and don’t forget to bring your appetite for a feast of the island’s best.