Sydney-based Singaporean food fans won't need to travel far to enjoy their favourite dishes during the Singapore Food Festival, 7 to 16 August 2015 at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney's Café Mix.
In honour of Singapore's 50th anniversary (SG50), Guest Chef Chia Jue Xian will fly in from the hotel's sister property in Singapore, to present a sumptuous feast of classic dishes like Singapore Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Chicken Satay and Indian Fish Curry.
Café Mix's hot and cold buffet and live food stations will be brimming with colours, aromas and spices for the Golden Jubilee, and diners will enjoy an array of classic Singaporean dishes including Gado Gado, Beef Rendang and Hainanese Chicken Rice. Other favourites on the menu will include Char Kway Teow, Chicken Curry, Nonya Chap Chye, Otah Otah and Sayur Lodeh.
The art of good food is intrinsic to the cultural fabric of Singapore. Whether people are enjoying classic family dishes at home, Satay on the street corners or dining at fine restaurants. The country's strong multicultural heritage means the national cuisine is a tasty reinvention of traditional Malaysian, Chinese and Indian flavours.
Undergoing a similar transformation itself, Café Mix has also seen a reinvention after its a la carte menu was redeveloped into a wild street food journey through Asia.
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney's Head Chef Bo Sorensen, who has been behind reinventing the Café Mix menu to present Asian street food, is a fervent fan of Singaporean food.
“Singaporean food is this incredible mix of different cuisines,” he said. “I remember being in Singapore and the folks there are just so passionate about food! I thought, 'I'd love to recreate this in Australia', and this festival is the perfect opportunity.
“We are really excited to be joined by a master of Singaporean cuisine, Chef Chia Jue Xian, who will be here to collaborate with the team and create those flavours of Singapore that we all know and love.” Chef Sorensen added.
Tickets to the Singapore Food Festival buffet at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney are priced at $55 for lunch and $75 for dinner. To book, phone Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney on (61 2) 9250 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com/sydney.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 90 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 38,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.