Brace your appetites this July, because the highly anticipated annual Singapore Food Festival is back! This year, the excitement surges as we celebrate its 20th anniversary at the Singapore Favourite Food Village (SFF Village), which will be taking place from 12 to 21 July at Bayfront Avenue (Marina Bay).
This 10-day festival is organised by the Singapore Food & Beverage Alliance (SFBA), with the objective of raising awareness about Singapore’s rich culinary heritage.
Uniting a selection of hawkers and eateries during this celebration, the 2013 edition will showcase Singapore’s favourite dishes such as chilli crab, carrot cake, rojak, laksa, roti prate and tau huay.
Vote online for your favourite local vendors to be at SFF Village
You, food lovers, have a chance to contribute to this significant event. Vote online from now till 2 June 2013 for your favourite local vendors this year. A total of 60 popular hawkers, eateries and restaurants were shortlisted by the SFBA organising committee and advisory panel. The 20 vendors who garner the most votes in each category will proceed to showcase their triumphant fares at the Singapore Favourite Food Village.
Voting is open for the public from now till 2 June 2013 at http://sg.openrice.com/sff and voters stand to win attractive prizes such as:
1st Prize: Limited edition Singapore Favourite Food 2013 FlashPay Card worth $1,500
2nd Prize: One year supply of Taiwan Fruit Beer worth $1,200
3rd Prize: Zonin hamper of Italian Prosecco wines worth $500
Weekly Prizes: $100 cash vouchers. A total of 12 will be given out over four weeks.
Here are some pictures of the participating vendors’ dishes that I’ve tried during a media food trail.
Ri Ye Xiang Rojak
Blk 450 Clementi Avenue 3, Kopitiam, Singapore 120450
Opens daily: 3pm to 11pm
Leng Kee BBQ
51 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Bukit Timah Market Stall 144, Singapore 588215
Opens daily: 3pm to 11pm
BBQ Chicken Wings
Star Young Kwang BBQ Seafood
120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-04 Alexandra Village Food Centre, Singapore 150120
Opens daily: 4pm to 11pm
Crispy chicken wings
Salted Egg Yolk Pork
Jin Jin Dessert
6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-20 ABC Brickworks Market/Food Centre, Singapore 150008
Opens daily: 12pm to 12am
‘Gangster’ Durian Mango Ice
Take part in SFF Instagram Photo Contest
Singapore Favourite Food is also holding an Instagram photo contest from now till 30 June 2013. Simply upload photos of your favourite local dishes – the item must be part of the 20 dishes highlighted in SFF 2013 – and hashtag your submissions with #SingaporeFavouriteFood2013. The best photos will win limited edition Singapore Favourite Food 2013 FlashPay Cards worth $12 each.
Feast on 40 different local favourite dishes in July 2013
Conveniently located at Bayfront Avenue next to the Bayfront MRT station, the Singapore Favourite Food Village will take place from 12 to 21 July 2013, from 11am to 11pm. Admission is free.
Get 5% rebate with the limited edition Singapore Favourite Food 2013 FlashPay Card
To make food purchases as hassle-free and convenient as possible, simply purchase a collectible limited edition Singapore Favourite Food 2013 FlashPay Card at $12 ($5 non-refundable card cost and $7 stored value). This card offers users 5% rebate till June 2014 at all food and beverage outlets island-wide. It will be available for sale at all TransitLink Ticket Offices from June 2013.