Savour Your Emotions at Chinatown Food Street’s Winter Solstice Festival

The only chance to taste Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy & Savoury Glutinous Rice Balls!

As the year end draws close, we are also fast approaching Winter Solstice Festival or Dōngzhì (冬至) Festival. This important festival on 21 December 2016 is traditionally celebrated with family and friends by eating sweet glutinous rice balls to symbolise family unity and prosperity.

This Winter Solstice, Chinatown Food Street (CFS) invites you to pay homage to the year that has passed by recapping and embracing the ups and downs you have experienced through its
one-of-a-kind four-flavoured glutinous rice ball offerings.


Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy (酸, 甜, 苦, 辣) Glutinous Rice Balls

On Saturday 17 December 2016, CFS will introduce for the first time, a unique creation of sour, sweet, bitter, spicy (酸, 甜, 苦, 辣) tang yuan dessert as well as a savoury glutinous rice ball dish to celebrate Dōngzhì.

You will be able to taste the various flavours such as sweetness and tanginess creatively infused into each tang yuan. Consuming a bowl of these “emotions” will symbolise embracing the good and banishing the bad!


Family Fun at CFS Winter Solstice Workshop

In celebration of Dōngzhì, CFS is also arranging a one-day only complimentary workshop for the young and old to celebrate the festival together!

Participants will be able to enjoy the four-flavoured tang yuan and DIY their very own creative glutinous rice ball. It is also an opportunity to be up close and personal with CFS Executive Chef who will be conducting a cooking demonstration of a savoury glutinous rice ball dish generic lipitor.

There are limited seats available for the workshop, so arrive early to the event to secure your seat for one of the four workshop sessions available!

Participants can also take home a complimentary handmade emoji dough figurine by a dough figurine artist at the event!

• Date: 17 December 2016, Saturday
• Venue: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street, Chinatown
Workshop Sessions:
   o Session 1:   1pm – 2pm
   o Session 2:   2pm – 3pm
   o Session 3:   3pm – 4pm
   o Session 4:   4pm – 5pm


Savoury Glutinous Rice Ball Dish

Not to be missed is the savoury chewy glutinous rice ball dish fried with fragrant garlic, dried shrimp, onion, shiitake mushroom and minced pork. This dish is available for sale for one day only at $3.80 per portion. Each purchase of savoury glutinous rice ball comes with a complimentary takeaway portion of traditional tang yuan dessert.

Be sure to head down to CFS on 17 December 2016 to celebrate this age-old festival with a day of fun!

Happy Winter Solstice! 冬至快乐!

Let’s Celebrate with Tang Yuan! 食汤圆, 人团圆!

In support of SG50, we have invited 50 active seniors from Kreta Ayer Seniors Activities Centre to join us in our Tang Yuan Demonstration & Workshop; local and tourist are welcome to participate making tang yuan hands-on and bring them home!


In addition, purchase a bowl of tang yuan for just 50 cents; a fraction of a price just like the good old days. The Pioneer Generation would be entitled to a complimentary bowl of tang yuan (whilst stocks last) when they flash their PG Card at the redemption counter.

Come, join us this Saturday, 20th December 2014 at Chinatown Food Street from 5PM – 8PM. We would love to see you there!

Singapore Food Festival 2014

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Singapore’s love affair with food is one that knows no boundaries. First launched in 1994, the annual Singapore Food Festival is a platform that celebrates the heart and soul of our gastronomic diversity. Featuring a colourful plethora of local cuisines that pays tribute to our multi-cultural heritage, the festival serves up a unique opportunity for visitors to get acquainted with local food in both traditional and contemporary ways.

This year, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) will be reliving the best memories of the festival’s 20-year history. Themed “A Walk Down Memory Lane”, the festival will feature an array of dining experiences and cuisines that represent Singapore’s rich food legacy at various locations from 11 to 20 July 2014.

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Specially for Singapore Food Festival 2014, Chinatown Food Street present to you some of the favourite Chinese dialect dishes that have been lost in transition, or hidden from our sight as Singapore evolved over the years.

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One can expect to find the delectable Hakka Abacus Seeds, Hokkien Bowl Cakes “Wa Kueh”, Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup, and the delightful Ice Balls, among the many iconic traditional dialect dishes that represent a taste of the 1960s. One of the restaurants, Koo Kee, has also whipped up a traditional Hakka dish not to be missed!

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As the host for the Opening Ceremony of Singapore Food Festival 2014 on 11 July 2014, Chinatown Food Street is set to bring you back into the past. One can look forward to experience the streets of Singapore, where Samsui Women, Policemen in shorts, Trishaw Uncles were aplenty. Keep your eyes peeled, and you might just be in for a surprise!

The rustic feel of the pushcarts and bustling vibe of the street, along with the many heritage food, are sure to let you have a taste of reminisce. Immerse yourself in the street, listen to the soft melody of some of the classic tunes, and get ready to feel the sense of nostalgia that will bring you back into the good ol’days.

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