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