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Look forward to a month’s worth of food-related activities and pop-up events
By Nicole-Marie Ng
(Photo: Chinatown Food Street)
This July, celebrate both Singapore Restaurant Month and Singapore Food Festival with these food-related activities.
Singapore Restaurant Month (1-30 Jul)
This month, 50 restaurants will be serving over 90 dishes crafted for the theme “Eat Healthy, Get More From Life”. Each dish has been approved by the Health Promotion Board and contains less than 500 calories or has at least 8% of whole grains.
Some exciting finds include the low-calorie nasi briyani (Malay mixed rice) from Zaffron Kitchen and Islamic Restaurant, and an eight-piece dim sum set from Shin Yeh that only has 108 calories.
More information at singaporerestaurantmonth.com.
STREAT (15-16 Jul)
On 15-16 July, STREAT will showcase a collaborative effort between international celebrity chef Susur Lee, Tunglok Heen’s Senior Executive Chef Ken Ling and Restaurant Labyrinth’s chef-owner Han Liguang.
The pop-up restaurant will see the chefs creating a “six-hands” dinner menu that will take Singapore’s iconic street food to new heights.
Clifford Square. 15-16 Jul, 5p.m. till 10.30p.m. More information at singaporefoodfestival.com.
Chatterbox Food Truck by Mandarin Orchard (15-31 Jul)
Satisfy your cravings with Chatterbox’s signature chicken rice in maki form. (Photo: Chatterbox)
Chatterbox wants to make it easier for you to satisfy your cravings with their legendary chicken rice. The roaming food truck will make stops at office areas like Raffles Place and Changi.
To celebrate the restaurant’s 45th anniversary, they’ve come up with different renditions of chicken rice in sushi, maki and handroll forms.
More information at fb.com/chatterboxsingapore.
Open Stoves by Timbre+ (23-24 JuL)
Tantalise your tastebuds with BBQ grub at Timbre+. (Photo: Timbre+)
If you’ve yet to make your way to one of Singapore’s hippest dining concepts, now’s the time. The chefs of Timbre+ will be cooking with guest chefs like Bjorn Shen to develop innovative dishes like roti prata tacos stuffed with roasted char siew.
There will also be a BBQ blowout, live cooking demonstrations and fun games open to all.
More information available at timbreplus.sg/experiences.
The 50 Cents Fest! (30-31 Jul)
Enjoy old school favourites from just 50 cents at Chinatown Food Street. (Photo: Chinatown Food Street)
Take a trip back in time to Singapore in the 1950s. Chinatown Food Street will be transformed into a bustling place packed with buskers performing tunes of yesteryear.
There will be 18 dishes on sale at just 50 cents, and everything else will not cost more than $2.50.
More information at chinatownfoodstreet.sg.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 156, July 8 – July 21, 2016, with the headline ‘Look forward to a food-filled festival’.