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Seafood lovers get ready for a real treat at this year’s Singapore Food Festival (SFF). Held for the 19th time from 13 to 22 July, SFF 2012 is focused on Singapore’s best-loved seafood. Indulge in a mouth-watering week of delicious seafood creations and learn about Singapore’s multicultural heritage by tracing the different culinary influences that have shaped our distinctive food culture at this spectacular festival.

For the first time, the SFF Village will be held at the Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay. Opened from 11am to 11pm everyday from 13 to 22 July (free admission), the SFF village will house up to 50 stalls featuring local and international seafood favourites such as the famous Chilli Crab, Creamy Butter Crab, Rojak with Prawn Paste, Sambal Stingray, Ngoh Hiang Prawn Cracker and many more to tempt your palate.

Besides serving up a smorgasbord of seafood, the festival also offer seafood lovers a chance to explore and appreciate the depth of Singapore’s multicultural heritage. Visitors get to go on an excursion tour of Jurong Fishery Port and learn how to pick the freshest catch.

Sentosa BBQ by the Beach

Sentosa BBQ by the Beach

If you want to be part of a history in the making, take part in the Little India’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record for serving 2,012 bowls of fish head curries in one dinner sitting. The organizers also introduced a SFF Seafood Platter created by Seafood Paradise to be sold only at the SFF Village. Priced at $36.90, the platter includes chilli crab/ creamy butter crab, Stir‐fried live Geoduck with asparagus in XO sauce, crisp‐fried prawns tossed in salted egg yolk, deep‐fried coral trout in Nyonya Style and supreme seafood fried rice.

Seafood Mela 2012 - Curry fish head @ Little India

Seafood Mela 2012 – Curry fish head @ Little India

Visitors can also purchase a limited edition SFF 2012 NETS FlashPay card at the SFF Village. The card is priced at $12.00, with a stored value of $7, and it entitles you to a 20% for all purchases at the SFF Food Village. The dishes at the village start from $2.

There are activities for all visitors and food lovers alike. Here’s a quick snapshot on Singapore Food Festival 2012’s activities:

SFF Village, 13 – 22 July
Located at Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay, there are up to 50 stalls selling local and international seafood cuisines to satisfy your seafood craving.

Catch of the Season @ Sentosa HarbourFront, 6 July – 12 August
Sentosa HarbourFront will present a slew of culinary events in six locations around the Waterfront.

Seafood treasures, tales and trails @ Kampong Gelam, 14 – 29 July
Come experience the festivities if the Ramadan season in Kampong Gelam as the ethnic precinct put up a series of activities to celebrate the end of the fasting month.

Seafood Mela @ Little India, 13 – 14 July
To kick off the celebration, witness a grand parade and a chef competition where local and international chefs pit their skills for the title of ‘Best Indian Seafood Chef’ on 13 July.

Take part in Little India attempts at a Guinness World Record to serve 2,012 curry fish heads in a single dinner setting on 14 July.

“Sea‐food and eat” cooking workshop by Violet Oon, 16 July
Join celebrity chef Violet Oon on a seafood discovery journey and learn how to whip up dishes like salted egg roe crabs spectacular, Violet Oon’s fish curry a la Little India and many others.

For more information, visit http://singaporefoodfestival.com.sg/2012/ or call 6796 9331.

Singapore Food Festival 2012


Author: Javan Ng

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