Food festival offers rich flavours of Lion City

Wani Roslan

The Singapore Food Festival is back until December 27, with a sumptuous array of over 80 authentic dishes featuring traditional and contemporary flavours of the Lion City.

In association with the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore High Commission in Brunei Darussalam, the festival introduces the Rumah Makan Minang here in Brunei Darussalam.

The festival was jointly launched by Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) and Chairman of Royal Brunei Catering Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin and High Commissioner of the Republic of Singapore to Brunei Darussalam Lim Hong Huai, event partners and guests.

Lim said the Singapore High Commission in Brunei Darussalam was pleased to be a partner of The Horizons Seafood Restaurant’s efforts to bring Singapore’s unique food culture to Bruneian and expatriate communities in the country.

He hoped the festival would contribute to the success of the Brunei December Festival 2019.

Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) and Chairman of Royal Brunei Catering Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin and High Commissioner of the Republic of Singapore to Brunei Darussalam Lim Hong Huai launching the Singapore Food Festival. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR

“The Singapore Food Festival has been well received by the people of Brunei and is one of the key activities to promote our culinary scene. We are excited to continue our collaboration with the Singapore High Commission for this year’s edition,” said Area Director of Singapore Tourism Board Malaysia and Brunei Dawn Ng.

“Singapore offers a wide variety of palatable cuisines and innovative food offerings. Through this festival, we want to introduce different gastronomic experiences featuring flavours of Singapore to all Bruneians so that they can sample the story of Singapore through their taste buds,” he said.

For this year’s festival, The Horizons Seafood Restaurant is collaborating with Rumah Makan Minang, one of Singapore’s oldest Halal restaurants established in 1954, specialising in Minangkabau cuisine. The event is a celebration of multi-cultural heritage dedicated to highlight Singapore’s local food.

Diners get to indulge in Minangkabau dishes such as Ikan Bakar Minangkabau, Ayam Gulai Padang, Udang Belado Petai, Ikan Belado Hijau, Indonesian Tauhu Telur, Sayur Acara Padang, and many more.