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 June 29, 2015
Get A Fresh Taste of Tradition At The 2015 Singapore Food Festival

 The annual Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is back again to serve as a smorgasbord that deftly juxtaposes flavours of the past with innovative new tastes, bringing together some of the nation's best dishes and culinary talents in one event. Themed "A Fresh Taste of Tradition", the festival welcomes avid foodies to revisit Singapore's food heritage and rediscover culinary traditions through an exciting line-up of 13 gastronomic events at various locations from 17 July to 2 August.

Ms Ranita Sundramoorthy, Director of Attractions, Dining and Retail, Singapore Tourism Board, said, "Launched in 1994, the Singapore Food Festival has been a flag-bearer of Singapore's vibrant food legacy, presenting varied ways to experience our nation's culture. Till today, it is the only food festival in Singapore to feature local delights, and at the same time reinterpreting them to showcase the inventive spirit of our ever-evolving local food scene."

STREAT: Reinventing Local Street Eats

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is introducing STREAT as part of SFF for the first time, as the anchor event to celebrate Singapore's local food and culinary talents. Each year, STREAT will feature a pop-up restaurant helmed by a local chef, accompanied by the chef's specially-curated medley of Singaporean
food establishments. Launching STREAT 2015 is internationally-renowned chef Justin Quek of "Sky on 57", who will be elevating the street dining experience through a contemporary food street amalgamating some of Singapore's popular street food juxtaposed with mod-sin cuisine. Locals and tourists alike can savour Mod-Sin tapas such as Pacific Oysters in Ginger Flower Dressing and Gula Java Crème Brûlée from his pop-up restaurant, or indulge in hawker favourites and other innovative dishes from 16 food stalls, such as Nasi Kerabu and Suckling Pig Sandwich with Salted Vegetable Relish.

SFF Partner Events: Revitalising Culinary Experiences

Industry partners are also joining STB to cook up a storm. Culinary talents and establishments, local associations as well as hotels are organising 12 dining events in conjunction with SFF 2015, rounding the festival with a comprehensive array of dining, culture and innovation.

Revisit Singapore's food heritage through three dedicated hawker spots:

- Take "A Wok Down Memory Lane at Ellenborough Market", part of the Singapore Favourite Food Village 2015, where the popular food market -- destroyed by a fire in 1968 -- gets recreated to offer a flashback to yesteryears;
- Head over to Chinatown Food Street for a gala dinner of modern street food hosted in a fine dining restaurant-setting; or
- Swing by 51 Old Airport Road Food Centre as SFF 2015 puts the spotlight on this landmark hawker centre and shares its history.

Rediscover Singapore's traditional palates through three heritage highlights:

- Join Violet Oon's Living Culinary Treasures cooking workshops, where a line-up of local food mavens will share timeless family recipes and traditions in an effort to preserve Singapore's culinary heritage;
- Tuck into sumptuous and hearty Malay dishes or try your hand at preparing one at AKAR -- Social Heritage Kitchen; or
- Participate in the first-ever Kueh Appreciation Day that commemorates the one delicacy -- the kueh that binds various ethnic cultures. Recapture Singapore's love of food through four events celebrating the past, present and future of the local dining scene:
- Suvai 2015 will attempt to set two Guinness World Records for the "Largest Amount of Curry Cooked at a Single Time" and "Largest Cooking Vessel" with a record-breaking 11-metre curry pot, alongside a delectable sampling of Indian flavours and spices;
- STORIES, an innovative theatrical dinner series by STB Kickstart Fund recipient My Private Chef in collaboration with Sentosa Leisure Group, will pay homage to the heritage of its first location: Fort Siloso at Sentosa;
- the Singapore Hawker Feast will gather the best hawkers across the city; and
- the Singapore Restaurant Month, where 12 heritage restaurants reinvent dishes using local produce exclusively for SFF 2015.

Other dining establishments such as The Line at Shangri-La and Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts are joining in with imaginative reinterpretations of local dishes in their menus as well, such as Spherification of Ondeh Ondeh and Stuffed Crab in Spicy Chilli Sauce with Man Tous respectively.

Reminisce kitchen stories and traditions

Singaporeans can also be a part of this gastronomic movement and help shape SFF 2015! For the first time, locals are invited to impart their family recipes and culinary traditions through the "What is Your Family's Signature Dish" social media initiative, by sharing their unique dishes and other kitchen secrets with the hashtag #SFF2015, #myfamilyssignaturedish, #YourSingaporeFood; selected participants will get to walk away with SFF 2015 event tickets and F&B vouchers as well.

Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is a leading economic development agency in tourism, one of Singapore's key service sectors. Known for partnership, innovation and excellence, STB champions tourism, making it a key economic driver for Singapore. We aim to differentiate and market Singapore as a must-visit destination offering a concentration of user-centric and enriching experiences through the "YourSingapore" brand.