RWS Street Eats 2018 returns to Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) for the second year to bring the best of Southeast Asia’s Hawker Fare to you and your loved ones from 9 to 19 August 2018. Held at the Malaysian Food Street and the Waterfront at RWS, the 11-day event is a rare assembly of renowned hawkers and eateries from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore under one roof. They will be whipping up authentic Southeast Asian delicacies, offering tantalizing hawker fare, snacks and desserts – making ‘RWS Street Eats 2018’ a must visit for the whole family for two weeks in August starting from National Day.
RWS Street Eats 2018 – A Celebration Of Southeast Asia Hawker Culture
Created to celebrate Southeast Asia’s diverse and delicious array of local food in one venue, there will be a total of 29 stalls. In addition to the ever-popular stalls at Malaysian Food Street, 21 new stalls are specially brought in for the pop-up event – of which 11 stalls will be helmed by invited overseas cooks from our neighbouring countries. These new stalls will let both Singaporeans and tourists discover and sink their teeth into their coveted dishes without having to travel beyond our shores.
Overseas stalls to look forward to during this limited period include Pork Star Bali from Indonesia, famous for its melt in the mouth Balinese style pork dishes; Waroeng Kita, one of Jakarta’s most popular restaurants, will be dishing up their delicious East Javanese style Ayam Penyet Belado (smashed fried chicken with spicy sambal);
Special guests cooking at ‘RWS Street Eats’ this year include the highly-acclaimed Top Chef Vietnam 2014 finalist – Chef Cam Thien Long, also known as Chef Steven Long, who will be showcasing his popular Pho Bo and Vietnamese Summer Rolls, as well as Chef Zainal Abidin and Chef Mohd Fairus from Malaysia, who have captivated crowds around the region with their Flying Roti Canai.
Besides the wide range of hearty savoury eats, a pop-up Tidbits Lane along the Waterfront promenade adjoining Malaysian Food Street will offer a variety of delicious snacks and desserts. Make a beeline for irresistible treats such as the pretty handmade Ang Ku Kueh (Chinese pastry with glutinous rice skin wrapped around a sweet filling) by Kueh Ho Jiak, Martabak Manis (Indonesian pancake) by Pancake Boss, and the refreshing Melon Bowl with Soft Serve Ice Cream by The Wicked Cream Co. All these special additions are not to be missed!
RWS Street Eats 2018 – Starting On Same Day As Singapore’s National Day
The first event day on 9 August, which coincides with Singapore’s National Day, will kick off at 9.30am with a breathtaking flying roti canai performance by Chef Zainal Abidin and Chef Mohd Fairus – who are such experts at flipping and spinning roti canai in the air that each flatbread can stretch up to 60cm in diameter! It will be followed by a cooking demonstration by local food blogger, Dr Leslie Tay.
Known to be passionate about hawker fare and a good cook himself, Dr Tay was recently invited by Chef Steven Long to Ho Chi Minh City to learn about Vietnamese street food. Putting to use what he learnt and to mark this year’s National Day, Dr Tay will be creating a Singapore-inspired dish during the event for selected members of the public to taste and vote if it should be made available during this year’s ‘RWS Street Eats’. Those who are interested can visit Dr Tay’s Facebook or Instagram from 12 July 2018 to enter a contest to stand a chance to take part in this fun interactive activity. RWS Invites members will also be offered the chance to be a taster at this special event.
RWS Street Eats 2018 – Malaysian Food Street
Opened in 2012, Malaysian Food Street remains one of the most popular eateries in RWS with its curated collection of authentic hawker fare from all over Malaysia. The featured hawkers were selected from over 200 hawkers across Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Ipoh. RWS’ direct partnerships with the stall owners ensure that the authenticity, quality and flavours of each dish stay true to the original stalls in Malaysia. Perennial favourites at Malaysian Food Street include Huen Kee Claypot Chicken Rice, Jalan Alor Star KL Hokkien Mee, Fung Wong Confectionery famous for its egg tarts and baked siew baos, Penang Lim Brothers’ Char Koay Teow and Sempalit Curry Chicken.
You should be familiar with the signature interiors of Malaysian Food Street which evoke the perfect sense of nostalgia by re-creating an old street scene with true-to-detail street stalls, facades of shophouses, old buildings and retro furniture. The old-world charm will be further jazzed up for ‘RWS Street Eats’ with atmospheric lightings, décor and music.
RWS Street Eats 2018 – Plan Your Visit
‘RWS Street Eats 2018’ will be sprawled over a total area of more than 2,400 square metres. It is set to be the one-stop destination to tuck into a diverse array of authentic Southeast Asian street delicacies at one go. The event will also feature a charming beer garden created in collaboration with Tiger Beer.
Entry to ‘RWS Street Eats’ is free. Dishes are priced as low as S$2 with the average dish price at S$6. From 25 June to 8 August 2018, purchase an Early Bird Special Package online at www.rwsentosa.com/streeteats and receive goodies (limited daily quantities) worth over S$20 which includes S$8 event meal vouchers, a complimentary can of Coca-Cola® (with an option to top up S$4 for a Tiger Beer) and gifts from Tupperware, Win2 and Tong Garden.
‘RWS Street Eats’ runs from 9 to 19 August 2018 and is open from 11am to 9pm from Mondays to Thursdays, and 9am to 10pm from Fridays to Sundays and on Public Holidays. Drinks, Phad Thai, Flying Roti Canai, Ayam Penyet Belado and Sempalit Curry Chicken are available daily from 9am. All other stalls are available from 11am. *Malaysian Food Street will be closed for a private event on 18 August (3pm to 10pm).