Chef Arena (VIP Entry + 9 Sharing Dishes + Tiger Crystal)
The Chef Arena was the most exciting part of the event since it will featured 14 of the world’s most celebrated chefs who each put their unique spin on a nine-course meal.
We chose to purchase 2 VIP admission ticket at S$128 ($64 each), these tickets are only sold in pairs as the dishes you will see below are for sharing.
- Entrance to Event
- Chef Arena entry
- 9 Sharing Dishes for 2 pax
- 1 Tiger Crystal for each
Chef Arena VIP Menu
Otak-Otak Udang Chef Daniel Sia (The Coconut Club) & Peranakan Fish Cake Chef Damian D’Silva (Rempapa)
Masala Chai Pot De Creme Chef Muhammed Kamal (Singapore Halal Culinary Federation)
Tropical Konggaru Tart Chef Justin Lee (JL Dessert Bar) & Chef Maira Yeo (Cloudstreet)
Burnt Coconut Min Chang Kueh/Soerabi with R4D Faux Gras, Rebelochon and Tropical Fruit Chef Genevieve Lee (Sourbombe Bakery) Singapore & Chef Will Goldfarb (Room4Dessert) – Bali
Was Chef Arena VIP worth it?
Overall the ticket was fair value for what you got, the food could have been more per plate if I am brutally honest. We lucked out on the night as they messed up with over booking tickets so we received a round of free drinks (down side was it was Tiger Crystal).
The settings were nicely done, lighting was a bit dim but an aircon room wit ha big stage that had no entertainment seemed a bit of a wasted opportunity.
Later that evening they served mushrooms in the Bak Kut Teh to our friend who is allergic to them, It had been made clear to them at the beginning of the meal when they checked. The manager was very apologetic and gave us almost a bottle of Red wine to apologize, so we definitely got our value out of it.
Thankfully our friend was not medically unwell as a result so I do hope they take better care of such dietary concerns next year!
We will be back again next year for sure!
Singapore Food Festival Festival Village at Marina Bayfront
We ended up in this tent on the hunt for more booze and ended up being one of the last people to leave. The cheese was amazing (turns out I knew the guy selling it, more on that another time)!
We bought a lot of cheese to take home and some to eat on the spot and paired it with some wine to keep us going!
Check out the Mao Shan Wang Durian we ate at the end of this post, it was incredible and I’d definitely eat that again!
What we missed being in the Chefs Arena VIP Tent
Singapore Food Festival Vendors
- – AFTER TASTE by Nicke
- – Beastro
- – Brine Singapore
- – Durian Edition x The Refectory
- – Jelebu Dry Laksa
- – One Prawn & Co x Hock Lian Huat
- – Rempapa
- – Ruhens x Hay Gelato
- – Shima
- – Sourbombe Bakery
- – STAPLE by Qiji
- – The Feather Blade, RAPPU and MEZCLA by The Proper Concepts Collective
- – The Masses / Iko
- – The Goodburger
- – Fragrant Garden
- – Heritage Signatures
- – Hoe Bee
- – My NoNNa’s
- – Wang Ji Wanton Mee
- – Hawker Heroes Collective
The Goodburger Food Truck Address: 587 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269707
Jelebu Dry Laksa Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, #01 – 05 JEM, Singapore 608549
AFTER TASTE By Nicke Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21, IMM Building, #03-106, Chinese Gardens, Singapore, Singapore
Beastro Address: 50 Punggol E, #01-K37, Singapore 828826
My NoNNa’s Address: 600 Upper Thomson Rd, Level 1 Block E, Singapore 574421
The Masses Singapore Address: 85 Beach Rd, #01-02, Singapore 189694
IKO Restaurant Address: 65 Neil Rd, Singapore 088897
Shima Japanese Restaurant Address: 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221
The Feather Blade Address: 61 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088482
RAPPU Handroll Bar Address: 52 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089516
MEZCLA Taco & Tequila Bar Address: 43 Craig Rd, Singapore 089681
STAPLE (by Qi Ji) Address: Northshore Plaza I Singapore #02-05, 407 Northshore Dr, 820407
Brine Address: 775 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198743
One Prawn & Co Address: 458 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368176
Hock Lian Huat Address: 3017 Bedok North Street 5, #05-28/29, Singapore 486121
Sourbombe Bakery Address: 9 Penang Rd, #02-03, Singapore 238459
Rempapa Address: Paya Lebar Rd, #01-01/02/03 Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053
WANG JI WANTON MEE is MasterChef finalist Aaron Wong’s answer in his constant seeking of perfection when it comes to the humble Wanton Mee.
Fragrant Garden Address: 756 Upper Serangoon Rd, #01-15/16, Singapore 534626
Heritage Signature Fusion Restaurant Address: 63, Jalan Molek 2/4, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Durian Edition Address: 25 Springside Green, #01-11 The Brooks II, Singapore 786015
BBQ Durian with Parmesan Cheese = Yummy!
Singapore Food Festival Social Media
Singapore Food Festival Location
Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970