The whole nation cooks up an ocean storm this month as it celebrates Singapore’s love for seafood in the 19th edition of the Singapore Food Festival 2012 (SFF2012). If it isn’t obvious yet, seafood is grabbing the spotlight this year. Titled Seafood Tales of Temasek, SFF2012 weaves together seafood and Singapore’s heritage when it was originally known as Temasek (which means sea town in Javanese).
From 13 to 22 July 2012, locals and tourists are invited to relish a diverse range of seafood enjoyed in Singapore, prepared in myriad ways by different ethnic communities. Savour these delicacies and learn about Singapore’s multicultural heritage by tracing the different culinary influences that have shaped the city’s distinctive food culture.
“Good food is something everyone can appreciate, especially good seafood. SFF2012 wants to use this common passion as a platform for different cultures to demonstrate their culinary prowess and innovation, enabling seafood lovers to explore and appreciate the depth of Singapore’s multicultural heritage through the variety of imaginatively prepared seafood creations showcased,” enthused Mr Luke Lee, Director of SPOC Solutions and Singapore Food and Beverage Alliance (SFBA).
“As a lifestyle destination with a diverse dining scene, Singapore’s appeal arises not just from its cutting-edge modernity, but also its rich heritage and culture. With its focus on food, a subject close to Singaporeans’ hearts, Singapore Food Festival 2012’s programme of lively experiential and educational activities will further enhance visitors’ and locals’ appreciation of our multi-cultural culinary heritage,” said Mr Andrew Phua, Director, Precinct Development, Singapore Tourism Board.
Nookmag has picked out a few highlights of this yummy festival for you to enjoy…
SFF Food Village
The special SFF Seafood Platter makes its debut at the SFF2012. This platter consists of Seafood Paradise’s Popular Chilli Crab / Signature Creamy Butter Crab, Stir-fried Live Geoduck with Asparagus in XO Sauce, Crisp-fried Prawns tossed with Salted Egg Yolk, Deep-Fried Coral Trout in Nyonya Style and Supreme Seafood Fried Rice. Priced at SGD36.90+, it is only sold at the SFF Food Village.
BBQ By The Beach @ Sentosa
Before entering the hot underground oven, the shellfish and prawns are carefully wrapped two ways – ‘En Papillote’ (food is wrapped the French way in parchment paper and flavoured with beer) and traditional Indonesian ‘Pepes’ (food is covered in banana leaves for that distinct aroma and seasoned with a rich and spicy Javanese sambal chilli paste).
Other types of BBQ techniques such vertical grill and the regular barbeque grill will also serve up delicious seafood. Meat-lovers are in for an extraordinary taste with the Texas-styled ribs laced with Bourbon and beer-marinated sausages.
Date: 13 – 22 July 2012 Time: 6pm till midnight (last order at 10.30pm)
Venue: Siloso Beach (between Coastes and Azzura Beach Club)
Price: $29.90++ (usual island admission charges apply) – includes SGD30 worth of vouchers, redeemable for food and beverage items
Ticket Purchase: Call 6279 1767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiffin Cruise @ Singapore River
Date: On demand
Duration: 1 hour
Embarkation/Disembarkation: Marina Bay Jetty
Admission: SGD68+ (subject to a minimum booking of 20 pax per ride)
Booking: Call 6796 9331
For more details of SFF2012 and other event highlights, visit www.singaporefoodfestival.com.sg.
The Singapore Food Festival 2012 is organised by SPOC Solutions for the 4th consecutive year, in partnership with the Singapore Food and Beverage Alliance (SFBA), and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).