Monday, September 29, 2014

新加坡潮州节 Highlights of Singapore Teochew Festival 2014

Greetings everyone :) If you have read my previous blog post, you would have already know that the Singapore Teochew Festival has started on the 25th of Sept at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza . The event is on going and will end this Sunday, 5th of Oct .  on 6 Oct Monday ~~ They have decided to extend by one day due to overwhelming response as well as it is a holiday on the 6th ! yay !!

Have you bought your tickets yet?

If you don't already know, I am a teochew ah nia! It means I am a teochew lady :)


Head down to Ngee Ann City to find out more about the cultural and hertiage aspects of the Teochew community :) One of the biggest draw to this event is of course the food! Long queues were form to the entrance of the food section while I was there on Sunday ! Food is definitely a good way to gain more insights to the group  :D

Before I introduce you to the Teochew food selection( yes I know you are a foodie too ) , let me show you some of the vendors and highlights of the festival  =)

Various stage performances
Here's a singer who sang a lovely Teochew tune :)

Skillful 3D embroidery demo 
Very intricate! 

Some of these arts and crafts are for sale

Clay carving by yet another 
skillful master from China

Wood carved png kueh piece ! 

Teochews love drinking tea
There are also demo on how to make a teapot 

learn more about the Teochews who 
helped in the building of Singapore in the 
cultural exhibition hall

Important Singapore Teochews in the past

 Teochew 四点金
given by the mother or mother in law to the bride 

Speaking of gold, 
SK Jewelley has launched their latest products at the festival.
This is the 弟子规 gold bar collectible in 999 pure gold


Ok, let's get on to the food section ! 

Occupying more than 4300 square feet and comprising of 16 vendors, this section has indeed 
stirred up a lot of excitement among passionate foodies for the mouth watering Teochew fare. Some of the vendors have been specially brought in from Swatao China, while the rest are local favorites serving delicious local Teochew delicacies

Jian Ye 建业酒家 
serving us their famous braised duck

MiQi 米琪甜品
serving sweet yam paste, roasted yam and sweet potato desserts
You will like this ah bo ling!

 权记Quan Ji 
Wide array of traditional sweet and savory pastries

Swatow Seafood Restaurant
Serving some dimsum, the red bean dumpling is oozing with red bean! 

 Li Xin teochew fishballs noodles stall 
brings us these big her giao! Fishballs are crunchy and nice !

Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cusine 
Have you seen a automated wok that can churn out plates of 
pipping hot teochew char kway tiao!??!

Very strong wok hei!
Amazing machine fried noodles! :)

Thye Moh Chan
Well known for their baked goods such as their tau sar piah, and various biscuits

These are their speical for the festival
Durian and yam paste with yolk tau sar piah
You can only get them at the festival itself :)

Wanna buy a png kueh cushion?
you can get one at the souvenir shop!

Specially printed and made for the event :)
didn't get to sit in a sedan when I got married..
Trying out the one at the festival ! LOL

Oh, so the fish maw is also a teochew specialty  !


You have 6 more days to go try these delicious food and get to know more about the Teochew culture!

Date:  25 Sept - 5 Oct 2014 
Venue : Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza
391 Orchard Road 

Admission Fee : $5

Stored value ticket: $25/$50

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