With the March holidays just around the corner, we're all looking for interesting things to do or exciting events to go to. For our fellow foodies out there, we have great news for you ? By the same folks behind Singapore's biggest halal food fair, comes a NEW 4-day (halal!) food fiesta with a variety of food items so delicious, you'll never want to leave ?
In collaboration with NTUC Downtown East, the official venue partner, this will be the first Food Fiesta to ever be held at the Event Square in Downtown East! So, what better way to kick off your holidays than sampling every yummy dish in sight? Here's our top 5 picks to get you started on your food hunt.
A staple at most night markets (or as locals call it - pasar malam
), Oishiboru dishes up our favourite Japanese street snack with true finesse. Aside from classic takoyaki fillings like prawn, ham and cheese, crabsticks and squids, this humble Muslim-owned business also serves premium, fluffy balls with unique fillings that you can't find anywhere else!
Credit: @oishiboru on Instagram Sink your teeth in yummy salmon or chuka idako (seasoned baby octopus) filled takoyaki or test your spice tolerance
with their spicy beef set! One unique creation of theirs that you can't leave without trying is the Mozzarella Bolognese boru.
Takoyaki with a Western twist, each ball has a cheesy filling for that burst of flavour with every bite, and each set is topped with gooey nacho cheese and sautéed minced beef ? Of course, nothing can beat the original boru
, but this one sure comes close!
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Not cheesy enough for you? Splurge a little more on their cheese dip or drizzle a little of their traditional boru
sauce on your sauce. Either way, it's just as delicious!
You can never have enough cheese, right? ? Have your fill of Chegetti's tasty Chili Beef Fries! Your order will come in the form of a platter of crispy fries drenched in mayo and cheese, topped with juicy beef meatballs ?
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If you're still feeling peckish, give their baby Dutch pancakes a try too! These fluffy dollar pancakes have become super popular as of late, it's both adorable and delicious ?
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Other hearty items on their menu include Nasi Goreng Kampung and Fried Kway Teow.
3. Farah Diana Catering Services Known for their classic wedding decor
and planning services, you’ll have a chance to try some of Farah Diana’s lip-smacking authentic Malay dishes!
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Dig into comfort food like their Nasi Ambeng, a plateful of steaming white rice with various classic Malay side dishes like beef rendang
, ayam chili padi, sambal sotong
and more ?
You've probably seen this next vendor at most night markets around the city, like the Geylang Ramadan Bazaar. Owned by a pair of cousins, Iceburnz is known for their unique and refreshing concoctions, ranging from Coconut Shake, Nutella, Chocolate Fudge, Salted Caramel and even Bubblegum!
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Of course, their star drink would have to be their ice-cold Thai Milk Tea! Not overly sweet, this drink will take you back to the humid night markets in Bangkok - the taste is just that authentic ? It's also super affordable, only $2.50 a cup! Still need to quench your thirst? Upgrade to a large for just $4.
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Pair it with their delightful fried Nutella balls and you have yourself a complete meal ? No one can resist delicious fried goodness drizzled with chocolate sauce, right?
5. Yummers SG The vibrant and eye-catching drinks at Yummers SG are truly
out of this world! Each intergalactic bottle is not just one colour (that would be boring!) - there are several layers of different coloured liquids which altogether form the most hipster drink you've ever seen.
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Before you snap away for the 'gram, select from unique flavours like Strapple Strawberry, Apple and Anchan. Don't forget to give their colossal rainbow churros and soft serve a try too!
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Bonus: Meet Your Favourite Local Celebrities!
Here's your chance to get up close and personal with regional talents like Hael Husaini, Upiak Tak Tun Tuang and many more! The best part? Admission is free, so you can save your money and splurge it on all the food items you want to sample later.
There you have it folks! Time to grab your wallets and mark the date down on your calendars, the Food Fiesta awaits! Hope to see you there ?
Event Square, Downtown East
1 – 4 March 2018
11am – 11pm
This article was brought to you by Farah Diana Events Management.