TOUCH Community Services’ Ultimate Hawker Fest [终极街头美食节] returns for the third year with a unique focus on celebrating Singapore’s Hawker Heritage. All profits will go to 32,000 beneficiaries under Touch Community Service, regardless of race and religion.
Date: 22 November 2014, Saturday
Time: 11am to 5pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401 and 402
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Miss Tam Chiak, Sg Food on Foot, and The Silver Chef work really, really hard to bring more than 20 chefs to create the Ultimate menu. To be honest, if Touch Community asks me to curate the event, I’d NEVER do it. There is so much hard work: asking hawkers, being rejected, asking hawkers, arranging menu, finding storage for the food, finding transport to deliver food every 2 hours, etc. It’s 吃力不讨好. I’m very proud to call the three of them my friends.
The event honours the heritage of pioneer generation hawkers through stalls helmed by chefs from the second, third and fourth generations of pioneers. Example includes Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh and Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery with long heritage and is being passed to second and third generation respectively. In addition, Crocodile King by Tony Tee is making a comeback, offering nutritious crocodile soup only available for the festival.
A new generation of young budding chefs like Douglas Ng of Fishball Story, Gerald and Julyn of Penang Kia, and Wee and Adrian of Old Bibik Beef Rendang will also be present at the festival. They have been driven by their passion for food to leave jobs in other sectors to join the culinary industry.
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Categories: 1. Cuisine