Singapore Food Festival 2012
Story & photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM
The intrepid Travelling Gourmet travels to Sentosa Island to learn about this year’s SFF…
MARVELLOUS Seafood will be the star in this coming 19th Edition of the SFF. From 13 to 22 July, 2012 at the Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay, food lovers will get to enjoy flavoursome dishes like Nyonya Otak Otak, Indian Fish Head Curry, Teochew Steamed Fish, Malay Assam Pedas, Sambal Stingray and lots more yummies! The prices start at $2 and you will get a 20% discount when you paly by NETS!
There will even be Rojak, because not many know this, BUT Rojak dressing is made with Belachan, which is fermented shrimp paste made from Krill. Ngoh Hiang, the deep fried meat roulade is made with minced pork, yam paste AND shrimp will also be served!
Look out for the GIANT Garoupa which is very rich in Vitamin D and collagen that is so good for your complexion. Tours for the adventurous include going to a Kelong and to a “Behind the Scenes at Jurong Fishery Port” from 5am to 9am. At Little India, there will be a Guinness World Record attempt to serve 2012 Curry Fish Heads in a single dinner! Check out too food cooked in the Hawaiian style Imu underground oven dug into the sand, which I have enjoyed at many Luaus in Hawaii. This shall be at Siloso Beach on Sentosa Island.
Attending a Media Conference in the West Ballroom of the Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre on 26 June, I tasted many of the wonderful dishes with citrusy Italian Prosecco. I also met up with my good friend, Greg Allan, RWS’ dynamic VP and another friend, RWS’ Director of Culinary Standards. Michael Muller.
I also tried carrying a 20kg Giant Garoupa whose best parts include the lips, throat, belly and liver! The meat is akin to chicken breast in taste and texture with a nice ‘al dente’ bite to it.
My friend Executive Chef of RWS, energetic Edmund Toh, did a cooking demo of Sea Bass with Celery, Apple and Guava. Very tasty and very healthy too! I like it a lot!
The SFF in 2011 attracted 450,000 food lovers. Did you know that Singaporeans consume over 100,000 tonnes of seafood a year!
Selamat menjamu selera!