Taste top street food of South-east Asia
Twenty lucky ST readers will be treated to a feast of authentic South-east Asian hawker fare from five countries at the inaugural RWS Street Eats, a nine-day pop-up event which kicks off today and ends on Aug 20. The readers each won a pair of RWS Street Eats bundle. Each bundle is worth $30 and includes food vouchers, a complimentary can of Coca-Cola and discount vouchers.
The event held at RWS' Malaysian Food Street features 20 stalls, of which 11 food stalls are helmed by invited overseas cooks and nine are existing permanent stalls. The curated selection of hawkers will whip up speciality street food dishes from Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.
Watch out for delectable dishes such as Pho Bo (Vietnamese beef noodles) by the Nha Hang Viet eatery located in Ho Chi Minh City, Sempalit Kari Chicken from Pahang's Restoran Damodaran Nair and East Javanese Ayam Penyet by Nona Manis.
Nha Hang Viet located in Ho Chi Minh City’s Ben Thanh Market uses a recipe for Pho Bo concocted by Vietnamese TV celebrity chef Do Quang Long.
Restoran Damodaran Nair uses a 60-year-old secret recipe of aromatic spices and chilli to cook its Sempalit Kari Chicken. The eatery is named after its founder, who began his business selling simple home-cooked Indian food from a pushcart. He later relocated to the village of Sempalit in Pahang and adjusted his recipe to suit the predominantly Chinese community in the village who took a liking to his curry dish.
Nona Manis is one of the most famous eateries in Indonesia and specialises in East Javanese cuisine which features a lighter touch of sugar with more chilli. Ayam Penyet is the eatery’s signature dish.
Perennial favourites at Malaysian Food Street include the Jalan Alor Star KL Hokkien Mee and Penang Lim Brothers’ Char Koay Teow.
Entry to RWS Street Eats is free and food prices start at $4. For more event details, go to www.rwsentosa.com/streeteats
Win tickets to RWS’ biggest gourmet festival
Take part in an upcoming contest and you could be one of 15 winners to receive tickets to the inaugural edition of The Great Food Festival (TGFF) happening at Resorts World Sentosa from Sept 21 to 24. The four-day event features 30 international culinary stars and visitors will get to taste gourmet creations and discover heritage bites from more than 10 countries. The Great Food Festival is a collaboration between Resorts World Sentosa and Savour Events, and the event is the biggest gourmet event to be held at RWS. The event will comprise five themed segments -- Star Chef Arena, Heritage Lane, Rollin’ Sweet Times, Feast of Kings and Connoisseur Collection. At Star Arena, choose from more than 50 dishes curated by Michelin-starred chefs and award-winning restaurants. The chefs featured include Cat Cora, the first and only female Iron Chef who fronts RWS’ Ocean Restaurant, and Scott Webster of RWS’ Osia Steak and Seafood Grill. Other chefs include Ben Spalding, an alumnus of The Fat Duck, and Adam Handling of The Frog in Britain. The Star Chef Arena is for ticket-holders only.
At Rollin’ Sweet Times, also a ticket-holders-only event, choose from more than 300 delectable creations which can be eaten on-site or taken home. Pick up tips at free masterclasses and meet the trendiest bakers and dessert chefs from around the world.
At Heritage Lane, which is available for public access, go on a cultural culinary journey with a choice of more than 50 heritage-inspired dishes made using recipes and cooking methods handed down through generations. Featured chefs include Eugenia Ong of Table@7, Han Li Guang of Michelin-starred Labyrinth and Matthew Mok of The Rabbit Stash.
Each of the 15 lucky winners will receive two TGFF Experience Packs. Each pack is worth $78 and includes $35 TGFF credits at the Star Chef Arena, $10 TGFF credits at Rollin’ Sweet Times, a goodie bag worth $44.90 and all-day access to the Celebrity Chef Auditorium for live demo sessions. TGFF credits can be used for food purchase.
For more information on the event, go to www.tgff.com.sg
Look out in The Straits Times for contest details and find out how to take part.
Gourmet escape to Perth worth $10,000
Look out for another upcoming ST contest where the winner gets an all-expense-paid trip worth $10,000 for two to Australia to attend the Margaret River Gourmet Escape presented by Audi and enjoy exclusive experiences such as access to sold-out dinners. The trip includes travel via Singapore Airlines, hotel accommodation for two nights and tickets to the food and wine festival which brings together more than 50 internationally acclaimed names for a four-day showcase of Western Australia's exceptional produce. This is the sixth edition of the festival held every November since 2012. This year, it celebrates the region’s 50th anniversary of commercial wine production and respected wine personalities at the festival include wine critic Jancis Robinson and James Halliday.
The festival, from Nov 16 to 19, will be officially opened by celebrity chef Curtis Stone and will feature a glittering line-up of international culinary stars, including Singapore's award-winning chef Andre Chiang of two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre in Bukit Pasoh Road and bartender Vijay Mudaliar of Native bar in Amoy Street. Restaurant Andre is No. 14 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and No. 2 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
For festival details, go to https://gourmetescape.com.au
Look out for details of the contest which will run in The Straits Times in October.
Win a place on the ST Hawker Masters Hopping Trail
Take part in an upcoming contest and you could be part of a group of ST readers to join Life Editor Tan Hsueh Yun on the ST Hawker Masters Hopping Trail on Sept 16. There are 10 pairs of trail passes to be won.
Get to meet and chat with Ms Tan as she leads you on this delightful food trail to feast on some of her favourite dishes at five locations. Enjoy signature dishes of winners in the Singapore Hawker Masters 2014, such as Piao Ji Fish Porridge at Amoy Street Food Centre and Hass Bawa Mee Goreng at Marine Parade Central Market and Food Centre.
Savour the satay of the famous Haron Satay at East Coast Lagoon Food Village and the thirst-quenching sweet dessert soup, cheng tng, at Ye Lai Xiang Cheng Tng at Bedok Corner.
Ms Tan says: "I cannot wait to revisit our Hawker Master stalls and to enjoy the excellent food with readers. This is going to be a wonderful, moveable feast. With a couple of surprises."
The trail is sponsored by City Gas.
Details on the contest will be announced soon.
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