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Singapore Favourite Food 2013 July 5, 2013

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Imagine your favourite hawkers all congregate at the same location, cooking up a storm of all your favourite local delights.  Would you be very spoilt for choice?  This is not a dream, this is happening from 12 – 21 July 2013 at Bayfront Avenue; which is held in conjunction of 20th edition of Singapore Food Festival.

20 top-voted local vendors will be at the Singapore Food Festival Village.  They are voted from an online poll recently and a winner emerge from each category for 20 different local culinary delights.  They include carrot cake, chilli crab, chinese rojak, soya bean curd (Tau Huay), and many more.

I was invited recently to attend another food trail to sample 4 of the crowned winners.  So here is a little preview of what you can expect.

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First stop is trying the traditional ngoh hiang from Maxwell Food Centre.  It was a nice opening session liken to a Chinese wedding dinner where a “cold dish” is presented.  Of course there is the chinese sausage (the pink round shapes), ngoh hiang (the meat rolls) one with minced pork and the other with liver, egg slices (in yellow/orange), fish ball and century eggs.  All these in a specially prepared sweet sauce and chilli sauce.  I like particularly the egg slices which is deep-fried to great crispiness and the chinese sausage which has a special chewy bite to it.  As mentioned in my post, I have eaten from this stall since I was a teenager and was delighted that it taste just as good as before.

China Street Fritters
1 Kadayanallur Street
#01-64 Maxwell Food Centre
Singapore 069184

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Next stop, we had the Chinese Rojak from Apa Kitchen.  During our first media trail, we actually had the rojak from Ri Ye Xiang in Clementi.  It was a little of a let-down although the stall owner is one of the oldest pioneer in making rojak!  Apa Kitchen has good reasons to win the top spot because the sauce used was very flavourful, and all the ingredients were fresh and tasty.  Our plates were all empty from this very refreshing rojak which is filled with fruity flavours.  Thoroughly enjoy!

Apa Kitchen Rojak
6 Raffles Boulevard
#04-101/102, Marina Square Shopping Mall
Singapore 039594

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Next is the main course!  What we had was the Nasi Briyani from winner of the category Sakunthala’s Food Palace which is a little off Little India at Race Course Road.  Unlike other stalls we visited, this particular one is in a restaurant.  They served the nasi briyani which I like the rice a lot and I had a second helping.  I like particularly a coleslaw in yogurt that they served, which actually helps with soothing your stomach from all the curry.  The above Nasi Briyani set costs about $10.  I suggest you do leave some stomach for the Nasi Briyani at the Singapore Favourite Food Village.

Sakunthala’s Food Palace
66 Race Course Road
Singapore 218570
Telephone: 6293 6649
Open daily: 11.00am to 11.00pm

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Last stop, we had a very special dessert.  Look closely, this piece of roti prata actually has banana inside!  That is why it is a dessert.  Probably not the freshest idea, however Thondamans was voted as the favourite on the online poll.  Although it may be a simple piece of flat bread, however this roti prata has a very special place in my heart because I can tell you I have probably eaten more than 100 pieces in my life.  Does it sound a lot to you.  Every piece of prata eaten probably can be related to a person, a place, or an event – because a roti prata is a very commonly consumed item, either as a snack or as a meal itself.  Click on the link to read more.

Thondamans
No.15 Norris Road
Singapore 208257
Open daily: 3pm to 11pm

These vendors not only will showcase their fare at the Singapore Favourite Food Village, they will also be presented awards by the Guest-of-Honour during the prize presentation segment of the opening ceremony on 12 July.  Apart from these 20 favourites winners, there will be another 20 popular local hawkers and eateries.  Hence go empty stomach and be spoilt for choices with 40 different local delights to feast on.

Get 5% rebate with the limited edition Singapore Favourite Food 2013 FlashPay Card

To make food purchases as hassle-free and convenient as possible, the Singapore Favourite Food Village is going cashless by partnering with NETS. Just buy a limited edition Singapore Favourite Food 2013 FlashPay Card at $12 ($5 non-refundable card cost and $7 stored value). This card offers users 5% rebate* till June 2014 at all food and beverage outlets island-wide. It will be available for sale at all TransitLink Ticket offices from June 2013.

*Terms and Conditions apply

Singapore Favourite Food Village 2013
12-21 July 2013
Bay Front Avenue
(in front of Bay Front MRT station)
Open daily: 11am – 11pm
Admission is Free

Check out more favourites at the following links:

Apa Kitchen @ Marina Square Food Centre for Rojak category
China Street Fritters @ Maxwell Food Centre for Ngoh Hiong category
Sakunthala’s Food Palace @ Race Course Road for Nasi Briyani category
Thondamans Indian Muslim Food @ Norris Road for Roti Prata category
Star Yong Kwang BBQ Seafood @ Alexandra Village Food Centre for Zi Char category
Jin Jin Hot/Cold Dessert @ ABC Brickworks Market for dessert category

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