Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Singapore Food Fest 2012 Opens!

In a twinkling of an eye and it's time again for the annual Singapore Food Festival! The 19th edition was opened last Friday by Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for Trade & Industry, and is themed "Seafood Tales of Temasek". Singaporeans are quite seafood crazy, no?

Singapore Food Festival Food Consultant Chef Eric Teo demonstrates the making of the chilli crab dish.

Check out the Chilli Crab Platter from Seafood Paradise. After a puzzling long wait (could be opening day jitters?), I finally tucked into the chilli crab, scrumptious salted egg yolk prawns, supreme seafood fried rice, deep-fried coral trout in Nyonya style, stir-fried geoduck in asparagus XO sauce. 

Moost memoorable were the salted egg yolk prawns!

Like laksa? How about some mussels with your laksa? :p Signature Laksa Mussels March by Neo Garden Catering.

Deep-fried prawn fritters- always a pleasure eaten hot and using fingers!

The Hokkien Mee from Zheng Xin Fried Hokkien Noodles was pretty delicious- moist and flavoured with seafood broth.

Chope! The Hungry Cow is very often also a thirsty one. Moohaha.
 Thank God for iced cold beer for instant heat relief. Yes, heat-stroke is dangerous. LOL. 

Then it was back to moore nomnomnom. The Fortune Food Popiah (has a luxe version with crab meat) was sweet, filled nicely with stewed turnips, crispy fried fish bits and was comforting in a healthy way. Strange how popiah can have a calming effect on the mind after oily food. Ah-Ommmm.

They even make the popiah skin on site! :)

Oh and before I go, I have the say the Fried Carrot Cake was awesome! Soft on the inside with a crisp egg batter on the outside and studded with salty chai poh. 

You won't think I would leave without grabbing one for the road right? Moohehe. Cold, refreshing Kronenbourg Blanc felt like heaven in a bottle on a wam Friday night. And it actually paired nicely with the fried carrot cake!

Then it was time to run off....for dinner. Moohehe.

Thanks to Marcus and Cheryl of Word of Mouth Communications and SFF for the invite.

Singapore Food Festival 2012
13-22 July 2012
Waterfront Promenade @ Marina Bay

Chew On This: Take an early morning tour (5am-9am) at Jurong Fishery Port with a chef to learn how to pick the freshest seafood. A seafood breakfast then awaits!

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