Singapore Food Festival 2018: Full programme, prices, and what to go for

Probably the biggest food event in Singapore, the Singapore Food Festival will be back this year from 13 to 29 July, offering over 20 gastronomic experiences that feature traditional and contemporary flavours of Singapore.


It’s also the 25th anniversary of this iconic event that attracts both locals and foreign visitors, so you shouldn’t be surprised that there are a few unique experiences that we’ve never seen before in the past, especially at STREAT, the anchor event of SFF (between 13 July, from 5pm to 10.30pm and 14 July, from 12pm to 10.30pm):

  • Extended hours and at a bigger venue at Empress Lawn, making the two-day long outdoor event the biggest STREAT setup yet
  • Two Michelin-starred chefs will join hands to helm a pop-up restaurant at STREAT
  • You can purchase food-related souvenirs at STREAT’s retail pop-up
  • There will be a line of local entertainment acts that you can watch in the evening

Highlight at STREAT, SFF 2018


The highlight of STREAT is certainly the pop-up restaurant helmed by Chef Emmanuel Stroobant of one Michelin-starred Saint Pierre) and Chef
Haikal Johari (of one Michelin-starred Alma).

This is the first time the two celebrated chefs are working together on a four-hand menu that features dishes such as warm Canadian scallops with
coconut, turmeric and laksa leaf oil; and beef short rib with black pepper, ginger and buah keluak.

Visitors can enjoy an early bird price of S$55 nett (U.P S$60 nett) for the pop-up restaurant’s 5-course menu, by booking online before 9 July 2018. Get your tickets here.

What else can you look forward to at STREAT?

Check out offering by Old Bibik Peranakan Kitchen, Morsels, Venue by Sebastian, Gayatri Restaurant and Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang. These establishments will be presenting local favourites, as well as modern interpretations of Singaporean classics you are familiar with.

There will also be a dedicated bar at STREAT – a first for the event – courtesy of Manhattan Bar, which has been named Asia’s Best Bar 2018 for the second year running. For those who enjoy a tipple, you can also look forward to limited-edition SFF-branded beers produced in collaboration with local craft brewery, Trouble Brewing – that will be launched exclusively at SFF and made available at other selected SFF events.
Don’t forget to also join culinary workshops and masterclasses, purchase local food-related souvenirs at STREAT’s retail pop- up and enjoy a line-up of local entertainment acts in the evening as well.

All events you can check out at Singapore Food Festival and their prices


Besides STREAT, check out what McDonald’s is going to present (we heard it’s going to be related to durians!), a fun beer-yoga event, and a kueh-making plus food tour experience that has never been done before. Here are the details to all the events you can look forward to at the Singapore Food Festival 2018.


Date: 13 to 14 July
TIme: Fri, 5pm to 10.30pm; Sat, 12pm to 10.30pm
Venue: Empress Lawn, 10 Empress Place, Singapore 179555

  • Four-hands pop-up restaurant helmed by Chef Emmanuel Stroobant of one Michelin-starred Saint Pierre) and Chef
    Haikal Johari (of one Michelin-starred Alma).
  • Line-up of hawkers and chefs including Old Bibik Peranakan Kitchen (halal), Gayatri Restaurant, Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang (halal), Fishball Story, CreatureS, Quarters, Xiao Ya Tou, Non Entree Desserts
  • Culinary workshops and masterclasses


Free entry; Payment via cashless means only

Pop-up restaurant: S$60 nett for a five-course meal (or S$55 nett for early bird bookings). Book here.

Workshops: S$20 nett per workshop (receive S$15 worth of credits to spend at STREAT for online bookings made before 12 July).

Park Bench Deli Collaborations

Date: 15 July and 29 July
Time: From 12pm until sell out
Venue: 179 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068627


  • Park Bench Deli x Roast Paradise: The deli and the hawker stall present delicious traditional meats like roast char siew in fun and unexpected sandwich styles. Menu includes: Roast Char Siew Banh Mi, Combination Roast Meat Platter, Premium Roast Char Siew Bossam, Local-inspired Coctails by Native Bar
  • Park Bench Deli x Rumah Makan Minang: The deli and the Indonesian restaurant puts a twist to Minang’s well-loved classics like their beef rendang and nasi padang. Menu includes: Beef Rendang Burger, PBD x Minang Dream Nasi Padang Platter, Mocktails by Native Bar, Teh Tarik Uncle


Park Bench Deli x Roast Paradise: S$15 to S$30

Park Bench Deli x Rumah Makan Minang: S$15 to S$60

Find out more.

Love Local Campaign by McDonald’s

Date: July
Venue: All McDonald’s outlets


McDonald’s will be launching a new menu inspired by local favourites. The fast food restaurant is keeping mum about the exact offering, but hinted that it’s something to do with durians.

Celebrating Singapore Food Festival at AccorHotels

Date: 13 to 29 July
Venues: Anti:dote at Fairmont Singapore, Ellenborough Market Cafe at Swissotel Merchant Court, Kwee Zeen at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, Xperience at SO Sofitel Singapore, Winestone at Mercure Singapore on Stevens, Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant at Grand Mercure SIngapore Roxy, Royale at Mercure Singapore Bugis, and Racines at Sofitel Singapore City Centre


Each participating hotel has prepared a line-up of delectable dishes that pay tribute to favourites, including Hokkien prawn noodle soup, Har Cheong spring chicken served with herb potato and spinach, as well as Laksa seafood Paella. Go to their website for more info.

LoveSG at Changi Airport

Date: 13 to 29 July
Venue: Changi Airport


  • Local-inspired menus from establishments like Krispy Kreme and Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
  • Singapore F&B pairings at Duty-Free Singapore stores
  • Special product launches at stores including 1872 Clipper Tea Co’s Pernakan Delights and Home’s Favourite Singapore Tingkat Cookies

Find out more at the event page (note that page will only be live by end-June).

Feast at Sentosa – Sentosa Grillfest

Date: 13 to 15 July, 20 to 22 July, 27 to 29 July
Time: 6pm to 11pm
Venue: Siloso Beach Service Road


  • Siloso Beach will be transformed into a 1km food street featuring Sentosa F&B operators and Singapore’s second-generation hawkers
  • There will be BBQ delights, local-inspired treats, and a Gourmet Market that you can pick out raw ingredients from before handing them over to chefs on-site for preparation
  • Live music and ambience performances


Free entry

Find out more here.

Curry Day 2018

Date: 27 to 28 July
Time: 11am to 9pm
Venue: Velocity@Novena Square, Indoor Atrium (238 Thomson Road, Singapore 307683)


  • Organised by Old Chang Kee, look forward to a variety of curry dishes and snacks, such as curry puffs, curry buns,a and curry chicken. There are even special curry cookies you can try!
  • Curry puff crimping demonstrations and spice art lessons for children
  • A special curry puff will be released in conjunctiuon with SFF2018

Find out more here.

Great Indian Food Affair

Date: 13 to 29 July
Venues: Various fine dining locations and at Little India


  • Organised by De Ideaz to showcase regional Indian favourites and to give an opportunity to all visitors to fully experience and taste a diverse range of Indian dishes
  • Various Little India restaurants will showcase classic Indian street food such as pau bhaji, sev puri, bhel and pau wada
  • Cooking demonstrations and workshops by celebrity chefs will be held at Punjab Grill (14, 15 July, 12-3pm) and Yantra (21, 22 July, 12-3pm) respectively. Both restaurants will also be serving special menusespecially curated for the occasion– Yantra with their Big Fat Indian Wedding and Punjab Grill with a Punjabi Food Festival!

Find out more.

Hawker Spotlight 2018

Date: 20 to 28 July (Redemption period for coupons in Hawker Spotlight booklets)
Venue: Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111


  • This year’s spotlight is on Amoy Street Food Centre, home to many heritage hawkers.
  • Pick up exclusive Hawker Spotlight booklets at the City Gas Gallery and Singapore Visitor Centres to enjoy special deals and discount coupons at Amoy Street Food Market

A Taste of Eurasian Heritage

Date: 15 July, 21 to 22 July, 29 July
Time: 11am – 1.30pm, 11am – 11.45am for Tour of the Eurasian Heritage Centre, 11.45am – 12.30pm for Cooking Demonstration by Chef Quentin Pereira, 12.30pm – 1.30pm for Eurasian Bento Lunch / Craft Booth / Photo Corner by The Eurasian Association and Quentin’s Eurasian Restaurant featuring Executive Chef Quentin Pereira
Venue: Eurasian Community House, 139 Ceylon Road, Singapore 429744


  • After a tour of the Eurasian Heritage Centre, Chef Quentin Pereira from Quentin’s Eurasian Restaurant will be conducting a cooking demonstration of one of his signatures – Meaty Cutlets (corned beef cutlets). Enjoy aspecial Eurasian bento curated by Chef Quentin, featuring a medley of Eurasian favourites such as Curry Debal, Prawn Bostador and Meaty Cutlets, with steamed rice and sambal belachan
  • A special sale of Eurasian craftwork, made from crocheting, knitting and tatting. Take home a Eurasian-themed photo souvenir at the photo booth to round off the day!

Find out more here.

A Samsui Love Story: A Food & Dance Affair

Date: 17 to 20 July
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Caldwell House Alcove @ CHIJMES 30 Victoria Street #02-04/05, Singapore 187996


  • A food-meets-dance event featuring a 5-course modern Singaporean meal by Chef Nixon Low and contemporary dance showcase choreographed by Naomi Tan
  • Follow the story of star-crossed lovers, the Samsui woman and the Satay man, and watch their love grows and holds strong through the trials and darkness of war-torn Singapore.

Find out more here.


Adult: S$105.00 per pax
Child (4-10 years old): S$48.00 per pax (3-course menu, limited seats available)

Ape Studios presents Makan Cosmopolitan 2018

Date: 6, 7, 13, 14 July
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: 20 Cross Street, #01-23/24, China Square Central, Singapore 048422


  • Enjoy a series of theatre and dining interdisciplinary performances set in a hawker centre, produced and developed by Ape Studios Pte. Ltd
  • Experience the food that brings the characters apart, as well as together, with a specially-curated menu by Chef Roy from Escobar

Find out more here.

Celebrating all-time favourite Food Films and Local Cuisine

Date: 13 to 29 July
Time: Mon – Thur: 7pm and 9.30pm; Fri – Sat: 8.30pm (exception of 14 July at 7pm)
Venue: The Screening Room, 12 Ann Siang Rd, #03-00, Singapore 069692


  • A calendar of exciting films, uniquely matched with food and cultural events
  • Guests can kick back and enjoy all-time favourite food films such as Chocolat, Eat Drink Man Woman and Like
    Water for Chocolate, while being taken on a gastronomic journey through the lanes of Singapore, with a special
    menu offering popular local dishes such as crispy soft shell with chilli crab ragu and hawker-style BBQ chicken

Find out more here.

Beer Yoga & Citylights

Date: 13, 20, 27 July
Time: 7-8pm and 8-9pm
Venue: Clifford Square, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178


  • Enjoy beer and yoga at the same time
  • Each participant will enjoy a bottle of limited-edition SFF-branded beer

Price: S$29 per pax

Find out more here.

The 50 Cents Fest: Colonial Singapore

Date: 28 to 29 July
Time: 11am – 11pm
Venue: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street, Singapore 050335


  • Take a sumptuous trip back in time down Chinatown Food Street at the 50 Cents Fest.
  • From as little as 50 cents, savour authentic 1930s dishes including Kerabu Bee Hoon (tossed rice vermicelli), Fish Moilee (lightly spiced creamy fish curry dish) and Kopi Gu You (butter caramelised black coffee) and other long-lost ethnic dishes from the colonial days!
  • This year’s 50 Cents Fest will also be expanding to make room for more authentic 1930s sights and sounds.
  • Watch street entertainment acts such as Taxi Girl performances and traditional opera, or walk down the streets of the 1930s (virtually) with a one-of-a-kind virtual reality installation, at this immersive, interactive and fun event of endless nostalgia.

Find out more here.

Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner x TimeOut

Date: 25 to 26 July
Time: 7 – 10.30pm
Venue: Folklore, 700 Beach Rd, Singapore 199598


  • Time Out, Chef Damian D’Silva of Folklore Restaurant and various guest chefs including Chef Han Liguang of Labyrinth, Chef Haikal Johari of Alma and Chef Pang Kok Keong of Antoinette collaborate and take diners on a food journey through Singapore’s past, highlighting age-old recipes of fast-vanishing dishes through a multi-course dinner.
  • Enjoy cocktail pairings that incorporate distinctively local ingredients for a nostalgic but delicious night out

Find out more here.

BACK TO BASICS – Savour Your Heritage Kuehs

The event organised by Rainbow Lapis brings together three local producers who will share about their produce, how to grow and care for them, and how they are used in heritage confections. Participants will also learn how to make a traditional
kueh using ingredients from the respective local producers

1. Citizen Farm: 60 Jln Penjara, Singapore 149375
21 July, 10am – 12.30pm

2. Cheng Sugar Candy Factory: 12 Senoko Loop, Singapore 758149
27 July, 10am – 12pm

3. Ah Hua Kelong: 50 Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 6 Lor Halus Jetty (Meet up point to offshore kelong)
28 July, 2pm – 4pm

Find out more here.

Singapore Restaurant Festival by RAS

Date: 1 July to 30 September


  • Exceptional dining experiences from more than 60 restaurant brands
  • Watch out for special dishes like Steamed Pork Patty with Salted Fish from Gold Leaf, Majestic Roast Chicken from Moi Lum and Claypot Curry Fish Cheek from Straits Café. Other participating heritage restaurants include Fatty Weng, Omar Shariff and Yum Cha in the month of July.
  • For the first time ever, Singapore Restaurant Festival will also be introducing the SRF 2018 Rewards Card. Accumulate six stamps at participating restaurants and stand a chance to win attractive dining vouchers in monthly lucky draws.

Find out more here.

Weekends at Monniker – Singapore Goodness

Date: “Hawker Glam” from 14 to 15 July, “Embracing our Roots” from 21 to 22 July, and “Home’age” from 28 to 29 July
Time: 11am – 4.30pm
Venue: 56 Zion Road


  • Three groups of home chefs present three different themed gastronomic weekends which reflect the latest trends in Singapore’s culinary scene.
  • Home chefs at Weekends at Monniker will be exploring locally farmed ingredients at the sessions themed “Home’age”, showcasing new techniques on hawker classics at the “Hawker Glam” sessions and presenting traditional home recipes at the “Embracing our Roots” sessions.
  • Whenever they can, the chefs would take the opportunity to interact with diners, sharing their inspirations and intricacies of each dish

Find out more here.
S$40.00 – S$45.00 per pax

SFF-Exclusive Collectible Beverages

In celebration of Singapore Food Festival’s 25th anniversary, festival goers can enjoy limited-edition SFFbranded beers and waters, produced in collaboration with local craft brewery, Trouble Brewing. The exclusive beverages are available at various SFF events, such as STREAT, Beer Yoga & Citylights and Weekends at Monniker – Singapore Goodness.