You haven’t earned your foodie stripes until you can say you’ve tried street food from Malaysia to Mexico, and of course, Singapore.
So, if you fancy a few days eating your way around the world’s best comfort fare all in one place, the 1 week World Street Food Congress in Singapore is right up your alley.
Not only does the Congress bring together the best of food artisans, from carts to trucks, it also features a Dialogue and conference about preservation and possibilities of this popular food culture. The World Street Food Awards are also accorded at this event.
Gird your tummy for the star activity – the World Street Food Jamboree. Up to 40 of the best street food masters from across the globe will whip up signature dishes.
Along with perennial favourites such as Indonesian 'satay' (meat skewers), Singapore chicken rice and Malaysian prawn noodles, expect to taste harder-to-find items such as 'banh da tom hai phong' (prawn and fish red rice noodle) from Vietnam and Mexican tortilla with fresh seafood.
You’ll have lots of fun too checking out the masterclass demonstrations, with leading instructors using unique recipes from different countries.
Also on the agenda is the World Street Food Dialogue, a two-day conference and networking event where you can hobnob with some of the industry’s biggest names.
At 2013’s inaugural event, headliners included celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain, Ian Kittichai, William Wongso and Claus Meyer. As well as earnest and humble street food hawkers who shared their insights on street food culture and what must be done to preserve this remarkable heritage.
The World Street Food Congress promises to be a lip-smacking time in Singapore. Look out for the next one in April 2015.