Singapore Favourite Food Media Tour

Posted on July 10, 2013

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Singapore Favourite Food is scheduled to be held from 12th July 2013 to 21st July 2013 at Bayfront Avenue (Marina Bay). As the name of the event suggests, this year SFF gathers a whole lot of delectable Singaporean fares into one location so that we can savour all under one roof. The 10-day food bonanza, open from 11am to 11pm daily, will showcase 40 different local favourite dishes. 20 of these vendors were selected to participate through a month-long public voting phase.

At this media preview, we sampled local favourites from four of these top-voted vendors.

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Ri Ye Xiang Rojak

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With 48 years of history since 1965, Mr Edward Koh (stall owner) has been preparing rojak since the age of 20. The term “Rojak” is malay for mixture and the singapore rendition consists of mainly fried dough fritters, bean curds, cucumber and assorted fruits tossed in a sweet thick, spicy peanut sauce.

I have reservations for Ri Ye Xiang’s rojak, it was short of several elements that would make up a good salad. I was not impressed.

Ri Ye Xiang Rojak (KOPITIAM)
Address: 450 Clementi Ave 3
Singapore120450

Operating Hours:
3pm – 11pm (Daily)

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Leng Kee BBQ

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Fried Oyster Omelette
 
For you ‘mountain tortoises’ out there who have absolutely no idea what Fried oyster omelette is all about (which is highly impossible unless you are not local), it is literally an omelette with a filling primarily composed of tiny oysters. At Leng Kee, you are sure to be indulging on a good quality portion. I gave my thumbs up, both in fact.
 
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Barbeque Chicken Wings

Gleaming in the lights, the well marinated parts were grilled over charcoal till golden brown on the skin. Finger lickin’ good.

Leng Kee BBQ
Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre
Address: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Stall 144
Singapore 588215

Operating Hours:
3pm – 11pm (Daily)
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Star Yong Kwang BBQ Seafood

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Salted Egg Pork Ribs

This is a good alternative for those who do not enjoy having their hands dirty with crustaceans (e.g crabs or prawns). I was impressed by the fact that this was prepared by the owner’s son who has been cooking since he was thirteen (now eighteen by the way).

The ribs were meticulously whipped up with fragrant salted egg gravy. Revisits worthy.
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Prawn Paste Chicken

More wings.
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BBQ Sambal Stingray

Served with spicy sambal paste atop the fish, the ray is nicely charcoal grilled. At Yong Kwang, the main topic of the day was the chilli paste which spiced things up for us during the tour.

Star Yong Kwang BBQ Seafood
Alexandra Village Food Centre
Address :
120 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Stall #01-04
Singapore 150120

Operating Hours:
4pm – 11pm (Daily)

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Jin Jin Desssert

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Liu Mang Bing (Gangster Ice®)

If you are curious about the name of this dessert, here goes. The term 榴芒冰 (Liu Mang Bing) is in short for 榴莲芒果冰 (durian & mango ice/Liu Lian Mang Guo Bing), which sounds a lot like the word Gangster in mandarin.

It was interesting and I was glad that I had a chance to try it. The taste was quirky with the absurd duo taking centre stage. It fell short though as the stall has a better contender which is next on the list.
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Power Chendol

Tadah! All hail to the almighty Power Chendol.

As one who is obsessed with chendols, I would say the standard here is high. I was mesmerised by the thick, gooey Gula Melaka that tasted a lot like salted caramel. I see you drooling. I would say it might be my favourite Chendol since the last preferred stall in Bedok has long gone wrong.

Jin Jin Hot/Cold Dessert
Address: ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre
6 Jalan Bukit Merah
Stall #01-20
Singapore 150008

Website: http://www.jinjindessertclub.com/

Operating Hours:
12pm – 12am (Daily)

*This trail is an invitation by Sixth Sense PR. Thank you for the opportunity to taste some of the crowned fares of SFF this year.*

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