Food Festivals Happening In July 2017

Singapore Food Festival 2017
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Singapore Food Festival

Back for it's 23rd year, the Singapore Food Festival (14-30 July 2017) once again promises a gastronomic adventure, with 20 over events happening around the island. The festival's main event, STREAT, will see a showcase of culinary gems best representing Singapore's exciting food scene, including a collaboration between Malcolm Lee of the one Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant Candlenut and Mod-Sin pioneer Willin Low in the form of a pop-up restaurant ($50 nett per pax). Other happenings include food photography workshops, plenty of cooking classes and Kueh Appreciation Day, where you'll be able to get your fill on everything from Hokkien ang ku kueh (red tortoise cake with glutinous rice flour skin wrapped around sweet sticky filling) to Peranakan kueh dadar (green rolled crepes filled with grated coconut and palm sugar).

STREAT: 14-15 July 2017, 5.30pm - 10.30pm. 80 Collyer Quay, Clifford Square. Singapore 049326
Kueh Appreciation Day: 23 July 2017, 10am – 4pm. ToTT Store, 896 Dunearn Road, #01-01A Sime Darby Centre . Singapore 589472

Food Festivals To Watch Out For In July 2

Singapore Tea Festival

As one of the fringe events of Singapore Food Festival 2017,  the inaugural Singapore Tea Festival is set to bring tea-drinking to the forefront. Organised by The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., the festival will be showcasing 17 local tea and lifestyle brands, including new product launches from Pin Tea and Infusion-de-vie. The festival will compose of three concepts: a tea market, where you can try and buy everything tea related, from custom blends to tea-pairing literature curated by BooksActually; a 'teapitiam', a pop-up cafe offering beverages and snacks from local chefs, including a special line of tea-infused Ugnuts (ugly doughnuts) from Bird Bird; and a tea room and museum, which will be exhibiting the story of tea and it's relation to Singapore's history, complete with a collection of archival photographs contributed by Tea Chapter, one of the oldest traditional tea houses on the island.

21-23 July 2017, 14-30 July 2017, 10am - 10pm daily. 2 Orchard Turn, B4 ION Orchard. Singapore 238801

Food Festivals To Watch Out For In July 1

Specialty & Fine Food Asia

After 16 years of exhibiting in London, the Specialty & Fine Food Fair is finally bringing their show to Asia. Debuting in Singapore for the first time, the trade event will be showcasing the best of artisanal food and drinks from producers in the Southeast Asian region; exhibitors are reviewed by the organisers to ensure that the products available are premium, gourmet or unique. Expect over 150 exhibitors including Singapore-based artisanal chocolate supplier Beans to Bars, as well as Pili Pushers, who are offering pre-sprouted pili nuts grown in the Philippines. 

18-20 July, 10am – 6pm (10am - 5pm on 20 July). For trade only. 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Halls 401-402. Singapore 039593

Food Festivals To Watch Out For In July

Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) - O.P.E.N Kitchens

Inspired by Lebanese culinary activist Kamal Mouzawak's philosophy of bringing people together through food, thespian and educator Noorlinah Mohamed has created the opportunity for food and stories to intersect at this year's Singapore International Festival of Arts. At O.P.E.N Kitchens (8 - 30 July 2017), step into the kitchen with one of the many home cooks located around the island, and share in their stories, recipes and experience while preparing a range of dishes from nasi ulam to bamia, a Middle Eastern lamb stew with okra and tomatoes.

Various locations around Singapore. For more information, click here.

Food Festivals Happening In July 2017

Rasa Fiesta Singapura 2017

While Gin gets the Gin Jubilee, rum is making headway with its very own festival, the Rasa Fiesta Singapura (10-15 July 2017). Venue partners include rum-specialty bar Sugarhall and Latin American cocktail spot Vasco, as well as Bread Street Kitchen. The event will see these spots decorated to reflect the spirit of the Caribbean and South America, while offering specially-concocted rum cocktails. Go on a bar-hop and get your RFS map stamped five times, for a chance to win coupons, tiki mugs and even a staycation at Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore. On 15 July 2017, the festival culminates in a street party along Jiak Chuan Road, complete with food stalls, salsa performances, tattoo artists, and workshops by brand ambassadors. Prices of the dishes range from $15 nett, while cocktails will be priced from $10 onwards. All purchases must be made via coupons, available from the Destination Beverage booth.

Across participating bars like Lime HouseSugarhallBread Street Kitchen SingaporeVasco, and Potato Head Singapore.