Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Singapore Food Festival 2009 - Peranakan Food & Culture

It's so glad after I know the theme of the Singapore Food Festival this year is Peranakan Food and Culture. I can't deny that I like the nonya food so much, like babi pongteh, itek tim, bakwan kepiting, itek sioh, udang nanas, ayam buah keluak and don't forget the colourful kuih-buih (Malay word, means a lot of 'kuihs'). Ah, what?!! you know none of the dishes I mention. But.... but... all of these are signature dishes of Peranakan food. Hmm... It's quite pity that if you didn't try before.

You might say" Well... But I don't know which restaurant is authentic and what to order? it's so expensive to try something which I am not familiar with."

Yeah, I totally agree with you. So, now read the below information carefully, or else you will miss the good chances for the good meal and good deal. Haha

1. Peranakan Parade
There will be a Peranakan Parade where more than 200 Peranakan will be dressed in traditional gear, they will ronggeng and joget down the Singapore River. The 1st 200 participants will entitle a goody bag worth up to $50! Please email rsvp@singaporefoodfestival.com
Where: Clarke Quay, on 17th July
Time: From 5pm onwards Price: Free to confirm attendance

2. Clarke Quay Food Street
With up to 30 food stalls, you will get to savour food ranging from popular local delicacies to exquisite Peranakan snacks. The event you must go.
Where: Read Street, on 17th-25th July
Time: 4pm-11pm Price: From $2 onwards

3. Singapore River Market
The Market Bazzar which is unique with the authentic Peranakan delicacies to unique accessories and sented oils, this bazaar will surprise you through the eclectric handicrafts and accessories! Check out http://www.singaporerivermarket.com/ for more information
Where: River Promenade, on 17th-19th & 24th-26th
Time: 4pm-11pm Price: Free

4. The longest Peranakan Buffet Line
Be prepared by Swissotel Merchant Court with up to 100 Peranakan dishes. Let's experience a sumptious Peranakan feast with your love under the stars! Tickets will be on sale from 1st to 23rd July at Ellenborough Market Cafe, daily from 12pm-8pm. For enquires or ticket purchase, please call +65 62391848 or email EMC.Reservations@swissotel.com
Where: Read Bridge, Clarke Quay, on 26th July
Time: 5pm - 10pm Price: $35 nett(Adult), $22 nett (Children from 4-11 years old)

So, See you there!

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