Singapore, July 13, 2012
The 19th edition of the Singapore Food Festival 2012 has shifted the spotlight on the diverse range of seafood enjoyed here, and also the festival village to a more prominent location.
From July 13 to 22, locals and tourists can chomp on countless dishes prepared with seafood by the different ethnic communities at the SFF Food Village at Waterfront Promenade and at other events.
The village, which was launched yesterday at the promenade of Marina Bay (next to Marina Bay Sands and opposite Marina Bay Financial towers), will open from 11am to 11pm daily, till the last day.
It looks like a huge makeshift food centre - one that should attract international visitors at the casino resort and CBD office workers from nearby Shenton Way.
In fact, the opening day did attract thousands of foodies, especially during dinner time.
Hokkien Mee by Zheng Xin stall from Owen Road.
Apart from stalls selling local and international seafood cuisines, the highlight is the SFF Seafood Platter, put together by Seafood Paradise.
Showcasing five seafood dishes, this platter (S$36.90+) is sold only at the SFF Food Village.
The platter has Seafood Paradise’s Popular Chilli Crab or Signature Creamy Butter Crab, Stirfried Live Geoduck with Asparagus in XO Sauce, Crispy, fried Prawns tossed with Salted Egg Yolk, Deep-Fried Coral Trout in Nyonya Style and Supreme Seafood Fried Rice.
Although the theme is seafood, you can find many local favourites and new dishes not featured in past food festivals.
Mussels in Laksa gravy by Neo Garden Catering.
What's worth trying: Fried Lor Mee with clams (please add vinegar), meaty Ngoh Hiang rolls, Mussels in Laksa gravy, non-spicy Otah, fishballs soaked in curry, fried Hokkien Mee from Owen Road, Fish Maw soup, satay, 51 beancurd and sushi by HY California.
Don't miss the deliciously refreshing Somersby cider - it makes a great food partner as well as thirst quencher.
Click on the thumbnails below to see bigger pictures of:
1) Every stall participating at the food village and its food
2) Visitors enjoying the food on the opening day
3) Minister of State (Trade & Industry) Teo Ser Luck, guest of honour at the opening, preparing a seafood dish together with Chef Eric Teo, who heads the chefs association in Singapore.
Pictures by: SoShiok.com and Singapore Food Festival