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Whether it’s a bak chor mee stall, the latest food trend or a new fine-dining restaurant, the people of this tiny island is pretty much passionate about food. After all, eating (besides queueing) is sort of like the national hobby. As part of the Singapore Food Festival this year, STREAT, similar to its previous installation, features a stellar cast of hawkers and chefs.

This year’s theme “Savour The Past, Taste The Future” presents mouth-watering locally-inspired dishes and top-notch local favourites at affordable prices. Times may change, but Singaporeans will always be up for a good ol’ bowl of Bak Kut Teh or a plate of Char Kway Teow. So gear up and get ready to indulge in traditional and modern flavours at STREAT!

Pop-up restaurant with renowned chefs

Image credit: yoursingapore
Featuring Chef Ken Ling, Chef Han Liguang and Chef Susur. Image credit: yoursingapore

STREAT 2016’s pop-up restaurant will feature three renowned chefs. They’ll create new expressions of Singapore’s iconic street food, presented in an exclusive six-hands dinner menu. One of the most sought-after chefs in the world, Canadian chef Susur Lee, is the consultant chef to the TungLok Group. He is also one of the pioneers of fusion food scene in Singapore and was recently a judge on MasterChef Asia.

Lobster Chicken Rice
Lobster Chicken Rice

Chef Lee will be collaborating with Tunglok Heen senior executive chef Ken Ling, and Restaurant Labyrinth’s chef-owner Han Liguang. Chef Lee, Han, and Ken Ling will be delivering an exclusive five-course dinner menu ($40 a person) that promises to re-interpret and elevate Singapore’s iconic street food.

Laksa Chee Cheong Fun

Local favourites re-imagined

Savour dishes such as a “cup” made of Fried Oyster Omelette placed on top of a collaborative dish of grilled chicken satay, housed in an egg shell, and topped with peanut sauce foam. If you’re craving for something more local, give the Laksa Chee Cheong Fun a try! At STREAT, you’ll get to try unique local favourites re-imagined, while preserving the familiar flavours of the dishes.

ken ling susur lee
Chef Ken Ling and Susur Lee preparing a dish of laksa chee cheong fun.
Image credit: The Straits Times

More pop-up restaurants

In addition, hawkers and chefs from Casuarina Curry restaurant, The Disgruntled Chef, Candlenut, and Char will also helm stalls alongside the pop-up. This pop-restaurants are only available from 15 to 16 July, so be sure to save the dates!


Besides the pop-up restaurant, diners get to choose from a curated selection of more than 10 popular hawkers and celebrated chefs. A variety of classic and modern interpretations of local food will be served.

Singapore’s culinary scene has certainly come a long way. With a dazzling range of delights at STREAT to choose from, you’ll sure be spoilt for choice.

So what are you waiting for? Mark down your calendars, call your makan kakis and get your tummies ready for some good food!

Clifford Square, 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213
15 – 16 July 20165pm – 10:30pm
Free entry, variable pricing for food items

(All images are in courtesy of Singapore Food Festival unless otherwise stated. Header image by STREAT Facebook Page, words by author)

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For more information about Singapore’s Food Festival, click here.