A Wok Down Memory Lane at Ellenborough Market @ Singapore Favourite Food Village 2015 + GIVEAWAY


Hey foodies in Singapore!

If you’re looking to feast on some sumptuous local food before you embark on your long National Day weekend next August, you’re in for a treat!

From 24 July to 2 August 2015, join me and many other food lovers as we celebrate the richness of Singapore’s culinary landscape through a variety of delectable Singapore signature delights at the Singapore Favourite Food Festival! Located at Read Bridge, Clarke Quay and held in conjunction with the anchor food event, Singapore Food Festival, the Singapore Favourite Food Village is an annual 10-day local culinary festival organised by the Singapore Food & Beverage Alliance (SFBA) and supported by Singapore Tourism Board that celebrates and showcases Singapore’s rich and unique multicultural food heritage and pays homage to local culinary heroes all under-one-roof.


Admission is free!

In celebration of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, Singapore Favourite Food Village 2015 revives one of Singapore’s iconic and long-lost makan place Ellenborough Market – through the theme ‘A Wok Down Memory Lane at Ellenborough Market’. You’d discover the stories behind the market nicknamed the ‘New Market’ and ‘Teochew Market’ and meet one of the authentic hawkers of the old Ellenborough Market along with other Teochew cuisine and local delights hawkers. This is a not-to-be-missed food event for Teochew food lovers, and Teochew nang like yours truly! 🙂


Ellenborough Market before it was destroyed in a fire in 1968 (source)


ericlowAward-winning celebrity chef, Eric Low, will make an appearance to impart a culinary skill to cooking enthusiasts. Fancy a bowl of Teochew Opera Porridge but don’t know where to get it? Chef Low would be there to teach you the authentic way of preparing it so that you can whip up a bowl of piping hot Teochew Opera Porridge any time, any where! For those who don’t know what it is, as the name implies, this porridge was sold in street hawker stalls during the heyday of Teochew street operas. They would travel with the performing troupes around the island and business was brisk as good performing troupes could easily attract large audiences. This porridge made an ideal supper treat as each performance ended rather late close to midnight.

Live Cooking Demonstrations by the various Teochew chefs are available every weekend from 24 July to 2 August 2015.

nickshenBe entertained by traditional Teochew Opera, Tok Tok Chiang, co-founded by local celebrity Nick Shen Wei Jun as you feast to your heart’s content. Driven by his passion for Chinese Opera, Nick Shen founded Tok Tok Chiang in 2010 to reconnect youths with their cultural roots and keep the dying art of Chinese Opera alive. With refreshing elements such as magic tricks and bilingual performances, Tok Tok Chiang remains relevant by reaching out to people of different races in racially diverse Singapore.

Catch the traditional Teochew Opera every weekend from 24 July to 2 August 2015 by Tok Tok Chiang and Nam Hwa Teochew Opera Troupe!

Here are 5 things to look forward to at the Singapore Favourite Food Village 2015:

Teochew Streamed Fish by Swissôtel Merchant Court

Teochew Steamed Pomfret with Preserved Soya Bean Sauce by Swissötel Merchant Court // Pic: SFBA

Carrot Cake by Everything Foods 1

Carrot Cake by Everything Foods // Pic: SFBA

Braised Duck by Mr Duck

Teochew Braised Duck by Mr Duck // Pic: SFBA

Cold Crab by Swissôtel Merchant Court 1 copy

Cold Crab, Teochew Style by Swissötel Merchant Court // Pic: SFBA

Ba Kut Teh by Xiao Chen Gu Shi 1 copy

Teochew Bak Kut Teh by Xiao Chen Gu Shi // Pic: SFBA

… as well as other interesting food innovations like Truffle Wanton Noodles, Ondeh Ondeh Churros and Honey Hoisin Orange Glazed Pork Ribs.

*drools* I can’t wait to savour them all!

Be sure to mark your calendars, fellow foodies! 😉


I’m giving away a pair of Weekday Dining Ellenborough Market Cafe* Voucher worth $48 each to 1 lucky reader, courtesy of Singapore Food & Beverage Alliance! To win, simply share this post on Facebook and comment with your e-mail address below.

*not Singapore Favourite Food Village. Please take note!

Giveaway closes 18 July 2015, 2359h.

The winner will be announced and notified by 21 July 2015. Prize redemption will be at Information Counter at Singapore Favourite Food Village from 24 July to 2 Aug 2015, 5pm – 11pm daily.

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! Thank you for your participation!
The winner is Yile! Congratulations 🙂

Thanks for reading! ❤

Singapore Favourite Food Village 2015

24 July to 2 August 2015
5pm to 11pm
@ Read Bridge, Clarke Quay
Free Admission
Visit singaporefavouritefood.sg for more information