Summer lovin’: the Singapore Food Festival

Get a taste for Singapore’s dizzyingly diverse food scene at the Singapore Food Festival (SFF), a month-long celebration of the city’s exotic flavours.

Nibble on rainbow-coloured dishes rustled up by lively food stalls; take your taste buds to Little India or Chinatown; book into one of the city’s best restaurants and try a special SFF menu; gain new skills and recipes by signing up for a cookery class.

This year marks the 25th edition of the delicious extravaganza; expect a bounty of pop-up events that showcase the very best of Singapore’s cuisine. The festival looks beyond the plate, dishing up everything from food-inspired art and immersive workshops to expert insights, cultural thrills and fresh new takes on long-standing local dishes.

We’ve highlighted some festival highlights for you below, according to your tastes; you can also download the full festival guide here. Dig in.

If you crave: modernity

Park Bench Deli Collaborations

Park Bench Deli has teamed up with Roast Paradise and Rumah Makan Minang to put a cocktail of local and global flavours on your plate; the beef rendang burgers are a highlight. Slake your thirst with imaginative libations from award-winning bar Native.

When 29 July

If you crave: tradition

The 50 Cents Fest: Colonial Singapore

Step back in time, minus the time machine, via the 50 Cents Fest at Chinatown Food Street, where colonial-era food culture meets wallet-friendly prices. This festival will spoil you like the Singaporean grandparents you never had: from Kerabu Bee Hoon to Fish Moilee, expect a rare taste of food as it was back in the 1930s.

When 28–29 July, 11am-11pm

If you crave: art

A Samsui Love Story: A Food & Dance Affair

This interactive dining experience by Project Plait and Tung Lok is an unexpected,  unforgettable fusion of Mod-Sin cuisine and contemporary dance. Thanks to a dynamic partnership between chef Nixon Low and choreographer Naomi Tan, it’s a five-course meal that also provides a feast for all five senses.

When 17–20 July, 7.30pm

If you crave: culture

Feast at Sentosa – Sentosa Grillfest

Welcome back, popular Sentosa Grillfest, which returns to SFF this year with even more live music performances, beachfront dining and other fun activities. More than 30 curated F&B kiosks shine a spotlight on Singapore’s brightest young hawkers.

When 20–22 & 27–29 July, 6pm–11pm

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