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Singapore Favourite Food 2013

This July, food lovers can look forward to the Singapore Favourite Food Village (SFF Village) that is held in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Singapore Food Festival. Taking place from 12 to 21 July 2013 at Bayfront Avenue (Marina Bay), this 10-day festival organised by the Singapore Food & Beverage Alliance (SFBA), celebrates Singapore’s unique food heritage and pays homage to local culinary heroes.

Singapore Favourite Food 2013 will showcase Singapore’s favourite dishes such as chilli crab, carrot cake, rojak, laksa, roti prata and tau huay, and bring together a selection of popular hawkers and eateries for this one-time celebration. Check out this link for the entire list of all the nominees http://sg.openrice.com/info/sff/nominees.html, however only 20 favourite vendors will be showcased at the eventual Singapore Favourite Food Village.

I had the privilege to have a quick sample of some of Singapore’s favourite local dishes a few weeks ago. Scroll down to see pictures of rojak, oyster omelette, satay, bbq chicken wings, sting ray and local iced desserts!

Ri Ye Xiang Rojak

Rojak – Personally, I thought this was really rather ordinary, with the dough fritters being extremely hard (and I don’t mean crispy). But kudos to Mr Koh, who has been toiling at this job for the last 48 years!

Rojak, which means ‘mixed’ in Malay is a fine example of the cultural diversity of Singapore for incorporating both Chinese and Malay elements among the ingredients. One of the oldest surviving rojak stalls in Singapore, Ri Ye Xiang Rojak which now boasts 48 years of history, was set up in 1965. The stall owner, Mr. Edward Koh, has been preparing rojak since the age of 20 and takes pride in using freshly ground peanut bits and preparing a special prawn paste for the dish.

Ri Ye Xiang Rojak
Blk 450 Clementi Avenue 3, Kopitiam, Singapore 120450
Open daily: 3pm to 11pm
Stall owner: Mr Edward Koh

Ri Ye Xiang Rojak (2)

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Leng Kee BBQ - BBQ Chicken Wings (2)

BBQ Chicken Wings – This version from Leng Kee is slightly sweeter and less crispy.

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365days2play goes local!

As you must be well aware if you’ve been following this blog, that most of my posts centre around restaurant and cafe visits. This is because on the weekends, I like to relax and enjoy my time by hanging out at such places. Recently, a colleague mentioned that I may be able to garner more readership if I put up more recommendations of places with good local food. He may have a point. After all, the Singaporean taste bud ultimately hankers after simple local fare. And that’s really what we eat on a daily basis, not steak, lamb chops, fries, cake.

Unfortunately, I have to admit that I’m no expert when it comes to Singaporean local food. I don’t know where to find the best Satay, I don’t know where to find the best Mee Pok, and I most certainly don’t know where to find the best Kuay Chap, although I could possibly tell you where to find relatively good Kuay Chap. As much as I want readership, I have to direct you to Ieat.Ishoot.Ipost for the best local eats in Singapore. Dr Leslie Tay has documented local food options so extensively that it would take months (or years!) for me to even catch up with him, if I started today.

Meanwhile, here are some photos I took over the last year. Yes I do go to hawker centres and kopitiams, especially with my parents.

Fishball Mee Pok

Rojak (1)

Breakfast Fried Yellow Mee

Hokkien Mee

Changi Airport T3 Foodcourt - Carrot Cake

Old Airport Road Food Centre - Tau Suan (2)

Old Airport Road Food Centre - Best Red Bean Soup

Popiah

More coming up….

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