Seafood Dominates at Singapore Food Festival 2012


The annual Singapore Food Festival is back for its 19th edition from 13 to 22 July 2012.

SFF 2012 Key Visual
* All images in this blog post reproduced with
permission from Singapore Food Festival 2012

"Seafood Tales of Temasek" is a ten-day multi-venue event featuring a wide array of seafood prepared using cooking methods and flavours hailing as far back as the 14th century when Singapore was known as "Temasek", or "Sea Town" in Javanese.  The integration of ethnically diverse culinary influences has resulted in distinctively multicultural flavours.

Local celebrity chef and President of the Singapore Chefs' Association, Chef Eric Teo, is this year's Singapore Food Festival's food consultant. An educational element is incorporated into this year's activities as the organizers seek to share information on the different culinary heritage and evolution.

SFF 2012 Main Events
From top left: SFF Seafood Platter with Chili Crab / Creamy Butter Crab
by Seafood Paradise, Curry Fish Head, Limited Edition NETS FlashPay Card,
Food Consultant - Celebrity Chef Eric Teo & No Signboard's Chili Crab. 
Singapore Food Festival Village (13 - 22 Jul 2012)
Time: 11 am to 11 pm  (free admission)
Location: Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay
Payment Mode: Cash and NETS FlashPay (get 20% discount at SFF Village with the`limited edition card)

Featuring up to 50 stalls under a marquee, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) Village now occupies a large space at the Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay and is open for a longer period. For the first time, the SFF Village presents live fire cooking stations so diners can witness chefs in action.

Limited quantities of a special seafood set, SFF Seafood Platter, will be available daily at Seafood Paradise's stall. Priced at S$36.90, the platter comprises Chili Crab / Creamy Butter Crab, Stir-fried live Geoduck with Asparagus in XO Sauce, Crisp-fried prawns tossed in Salted Egg Yolk, Deep-fried Coral Trout in Nonya Style and Supreme Seafood  Fried Rice.

Seafood Mela @ Little India (13 - 14 Jul 2012)
Booking & Details: 
Location: Little India

Local chefs and International Chefs from 6 countries pit their skills against each other in a cooking competition with an Indian seafood theme on 13 July 2012.

Featuring about 12 stalls within an airconditioned model of a fishing trawler, diners can partake of the opportunity to set a Guinness World Record on 14 July 2012 as the organizers attempt to serve 2,012 Curry Fish Heads in one dinner sitting.

This is the second time Little India is attempting to set a Guinness World Record during Singapore Food Festival. The previous attempt was in 2011.

SFF2012 @ Sentosa HarbourFront
From top left: Laksa, Ngoh Hiang, VivoCity,
Sambal Stingray, Palawan Beach, Sentosa BBQ by the Beach,
Japanese Noodles with Boston Lobster, Black Pepper Crab & Lobster.
Catch of the Season @ Sentosa Harbourfront (6 Jul - 12 Aug 2012)
Location: Sentosa, Resorts World Sentosa, Mount Faber, VivoCity, St James Power Station & HarbourFront Centre

Enjoy a leisurely barbeque seafood dinner on the beach at Siloso Beach, Sentosa this Singapore Food Festival. Fresh produce from the sea are prepared using various BBQ techniques ranging from the traditional BBQ Pit, to a vertical grill and most interestingly, a traditional Hawaiian underground oven (called the "imu").

Have a hearty appetite? How about 3 seafood buffets for the price of 1 at Resorts World Sentosa? Your gastronomic journey begins with complimentary admission to The Maritime Experiential Museum and Typhoon Theatre followed by a tour of 3 buffet lines. Walking between restaurants should help digest the food.

Check the Singapore Food Festival 2012 website for other promotions in the Sentosa HarbourFront area.

SFF2012 Kampong Gelam
From left: Satay, Malay Heritage Centre & BBQ-ed Seafood
Seafood Treasures, Tales & Trails @ Kampong Gelam (14 - 29 Jul 2012)
Location: Kampong Gelam

Embark on a treasure hunt whilst learning more about Malay food culture and heritage this Singapore Food Festival. Join culinary masterclasses hosted by some of the best celebrity chefs and cookbook authors.

For more insights:

SFF 2012 Culinary Adventures
From left: Behind the Scenes @ Jurong Fishery Port, Celebrity Chef Violet Oon
& Tiffin Cruise @ Singapore River 
Behind the Scenes @ Jurong Fishery Port 
Booking & Details: (ttp://
Location: Jurong Fishery Port *Pick-up at Boon Lay MRT Station
Time: 5 am to 9 am
Admission: S$150 + 7% GST (subject to minimum booking of 20 pax per session)

Learn how to choose the freshest catch on this guided tour of the wet market. After the tour, the chef will cook a seafood breakfast of your choice whilst imparting tips on how to enhance the natural flavour of seafood.

"Sea-Food and Eat" Cooking Workshop by Violet Oon
Date: 16 July 2012
Location: Violet Oon's Kitchen, 881 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 279893
Admission: S$150 + 7% GST (includes ingredients, recipes & meal)

Learn how to cook Salted Egg Roe Crabs, Fish Curry a la Little India and more. Savour reinvented Nonya seafood dishes.

Tiffin Cruise @ Singapore River
Booking & Details:
Embarkation & Disembarkation: Marina Bay Jetty
Duration: 1 hour
Admission: S$68 + 7% GST (subject to minimum booking of 20 pax per cruise)
NB: Cruise ticket includes a seafood meal served in a souvenir tiffin carrier

Soak in the view of the Singapore skyline as you cruise down the Singapore River. A fresh seafood meal replenishes your body. Retain fond memories of Singapore Food Festival with a souvenir tiffin carrier, an old-school but environmentally-friendly lunch box.

Thank you, Singapore Food Festival 2012 for the hospitality and Word of Mouth Communications for the invitation to the press conference.

* All images in this blog post reproduced with permission from Singapore Food Festival 2012. *


PS: If you are into sustainable food sources, this link will help you make an informed choice for seafood: