Ultimate Hawker Fest 2014

Mark your calendars! TOUCH Community Service’s presents Ultimate Hawker Fest (UHF) [极街美食], a tribute to Singapore’s vibrant Hawker Heritage, as part of Singapore’s Jubilee Celebrations. The one-day event will be held at Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401 and 402 on 22nd Nov (Saturday) from 11am to 5pm.

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Contribute to the community while feasting on mouth-watering hawker fare, covering a floor area of 6,100 sqm. All profits will go to 32,000 beneficiaries under Touch Community Service. Celebrity food bloggers Maureen Ow (www.MissTamChiak.com), Derrick Tan (www.SgFoodOnFoot.com) and Ian Low (TheSilverChef.blogspot.sg), who will combine their gourmet expertise to bring together more than 20 chefs to create the Ultimate menu.

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The venue will grouped into 3 food zones, namely Ultimate Original Recipe [食代相传], Ultimate Pursuit of Happiness [食膳为心] and Ultimate Ingredients [食材科举].
The  Ultimate Original Recipe [食代相传] zone honours the heritage of pioneer generation hawkers through stalls helmed by chefs from the second, third and fourth generations of pioneers.

Bak Kut Teh with a Pot of Tea – by Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh ($15)
Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh’s signature clear soup.
Natural Pork Ribs cooked longer than usual for that tender bite in Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh’s signature clear soup, served with you tiao and a pot of tea from one of the oldest tea suppliers Pek Sin Choon.

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Nonya Kueh Assortment – by Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery ($5)
An assortment of traditional handmade nonya kueh including soon kueh, kueh lapis and kueh salat.

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Traditional Carrot Cake – by Chey Sua Carrot Cake ($5)
Stir-fried white raddish cake – An all-time local favourite that is sure to tantalise your every taste bud!

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Ke Ai Ji Fried Chicken with Coleslaw – by TenderFresh ($10)
Tender cuts of marinated chicken fried to crispy golden brown, accompanied by a refreshing helping of coleslaw.

Longtong – by Asam Tree Cafe, Bakery & Restaurant ($5)
Aromatic curry with freshly steamed rice cubes.

Shrimp & Crab Popiah – by Good Chance Popiah Eating House ($5)
A traditional Hokkien springroll bursting with fresh seafood goodness and handrolled on-site.

Herbal Crocodile Soup – by Crocodile King ($10)
Crocodile King returns specially for this year’s Hawker Fest! Low in fat and high in protein, the combination of crocodile meat and Crocodile King’s nutritious herbal soup is the perfect choice for the adventurous and health conscious foodie.

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The Ultimate Pursuit of Happiness [食膳为心] zone features budding chefs and hawkers who have been driven by their passion for food to leave jobs in other sectors to join the culinary industry.

Madam Tan Nasi Lemak with Crispy Chicken – by Hiok Kitchen (15)
Crispy fried chicken served on a bed of fluffy lemak rice doubled steamed with fresh coconut juice.

Penang Prawn Noodles – by Penang Kia ($15)
Noodles served with crunchy and joyously huge prawns, topped with thick, savoury broth made robust with prawn and pork flavours.

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Dry Fishball Noodles – by Fishball Story ($10)
Handmade with pure yellowtail fish meat and no flour at all, enjoy the soft and bouncy texture of Fishball Story’s fishballs with sambal and XO sauce coated mee pok done al-dente. The artisan fishball noodle to beat!

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Mee Siam Pie – by Food Glossary ($5)
Stir fried mee siam with egg stuffed in buttery pastry pie. So good that you want to have another one!

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Pau Assortment – by Teochew Handmade Pau ($5)
A delicious platter of steamed buns for the pau enthusiast! Comes in a set of five which includes:
Pork bun, Char Siew bun, Braised Pork bun, Siew Mai and Longevity bun.

Rendang with Achar – by Old Bibik ($15)
Slow cooked meats marinated in freshly hand-blended spices. Grandma’s recipe never goes wrong.
Choose from a selection of beef or mutton.

Power Chendol and Durian Mango (Gangster) Ice – by Jin Jin Dessert ($10)
Chendol with premium gula Melaka as thick as hot fudge! Refreshing shaved ice with thick chunks of lusciously juicy Thai mangoes and topped with a generous scoop of fresh durians!

Last but not least, the Ultimate Ingredients [食材科举] zone, a mainstay of previous editions of UHF, will once again showcase traditional fare made with the finest ingredients to create ‘ultimate’ versions of the original dish.

Prata with Poached Egg and Indian Hollandaise Sauce – by The Prata Place ($10)
Aromatic buttery prata topped with runny egg yolk and drizzled with Indian spiced hollandaise sauce
This is one fusion dish you wouldn’t want to miss!

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100 days Anxin Chicken Rice – by Tian Tian Chicken Rice ($15)
Smooth, luscious Anxin chicken served with fluffy rice infused with a hint of garlic. Up the shiok factor with Tian Tian’s homemade chilli lime sauce!

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Savoury Beancurd with Grass Jelly – by Mr Bean ($5)
Glistening smooth tau huay beancurd topped with minced chicken, mushroom bits, fried shallots, chilli oil and a dash of vinegar. Served with a cup of grass jelly on the side.

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Sea Perch & Prawn “Otah Otah” Panggang – by Chef Eric Neo, Intercontinental Hotel ($15)
Smooth and delicate Sea Perch flesh blended with the sweetness of prawns, grilled on-site for the ultimate smoky aroma.

Lychee Wood Roasted Duck Rice – by Chef Tan Yong Hua, Restaurant HOME ($20)
Roasted to perfection, every slice of juicy duck meat is infused with delicate aromas and flavours of imported lychee wood. You will never go wrong with Celebrity Chef Tan’s signature dish!

Elongated Glutinous Rice with Abalone – by Geng Shu Mei Shi Shi Jia (根叔美食世家) ($10)
The ultimate Lo Mai Gai elegantly prepared with glutinous rice cooked to perfection and combined with finest quality Hong Kong lup cheong and decadent abalone.

Ultimate Ah Hood Bun – by Chef Melvin, Ramada and Days Hotel (2 for $20)
Savoury ‘Kong Ba Bao’ with a decadent twist! Go fusion with a choice of:
Salted egg yolk lobster crab cake with homemade curry mayonnaise
OR
Grilled prime ribeye with black pepper sauce.

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All items on the menu are correct as of 20 October 2014. Food sold at Ultimate Hawker Fest 2014 is on a first come first served basis and while stocks last. The Organisers reserve the right to amend the stalls and dishes without notification.
Ultimate Hawker Fest 2014
Date & Time: Saturday, 22 Nov 2014, 11am – 5pm
Venue: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre Halls 401-402

Food Coupon Purchase
Food coupons (SGD 50 per booklet) can be purchased at the Ultimate Hawker Fest website at www.ultimatehawkerfest.sg. Coupons purchased online can be collected at TOUCH Community Services main office (Blk 162 Bukit Merah Central, #05-3545, Singapore 150162) or on the event day at Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401-402.

Food coupons are sold while stocks last and patrons are advised to purchase their coupons early to avoid disappointment.

Admission to UHF 2014 is free and proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the services and programmes of TOUCH in meeting the needs of the disadvantaged.

About TOUCH Community Services
TOUCH Community Services is a not-for-profit charitable organisation, dedicated to meeting the needs of children from low-income or single-parent families, youths at risk, needy families, people with special and healthcare needs, and the frail elderly. Through its network of 18 services, including an international arm, TOUCH is committed to serving people of all ages, races, religions and backgrounds. Each year, its programmes and services meet the needs of more than 28,000 clients and 211,000 service users. For more information on TOUCH, please visit www.touch.org.sg

Event information and photo credits goes to SG Food On Foot, Miss Tiam Chiak, The Silver Chef and TOUCH Community Services,

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