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Gourmet Japan tops star-studded fests

Food festival features Singapore-based chefs but standards are high with few dud events

Published on Jun 12, 2014 7:03 PM

Among the growing number of annual food events in Singapore, the one I now look forward to most is Gourmet Japan.

The event, which took place from May 6 to 29 this year, has been organised by Sphere, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, and Poulouse Associates for the past three years. I attended only the past two and I am hooked.

Unlike many other high-profile gourmet events, there were no visiting masterchefs, only Singapore-based chefs and those running restaurants here. And since the Michelin Guide has not launched in Singapore, there were no Michelin stars to brag about.

Yet, it trumps all the star-studded food extravaganzas.

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