MissDissent (missdissent) wrote,
MissDissent
missdissent

This Week's Food News - Singapore Food Festival




Kicking off this week, the Shangri-La Sydney is running a Singapore Food Festival in honour of Singapore's 50th National Day Celebration on August 9. They’re upping the authenticity by flying in Chef Chia Jue Xian from their Singapore property for the festivities, which run from August 7-16.

Café Mix will be turning out hot and cold buffets featuring Singaporean favourites, from gado gado with peanut sauce, to chilli crab, char kway teow, Hainanese chicken rice, and otah otah. My personal favourite is beef rendang, so in the lead-up to this event, I grilled Hotel Head Chef Bo Sorensen about his East-meets-West Rendang. Chef told me: “I have adopted what the Minangkabau farmers have started, but found techniques that involve pounding, grinding and let’s say patience is needed to gain that complex and unique taste of a good rendang.” He also let slip that to lift his rendang to the next level, he employs beef cheeks and adds some “roasted macadamias to the braise, to add a sort of creaminess and nuttiness to the sauce” alongside “the usual suspects of lemon grass, galangal, ginger, garlic etc.

The $75/head price includes the chance to draw your own conclusions about his rendang, alongside a host of other Singaporean delights, beer and wine, and the opportunity to build an icy dessert masterpiece in their famous ice kacang station.

Shangri-La Sydney
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
Ph: (02) 9250 6144

Shangri-La Lobby Lounge on Urbanspoon
Tags: events, food
Subscribe

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • Review - Bibimbar

    With the addition of a few bright menu boards depicting colourful Korean soul food, like the wartime hangover favourite, Korean army stew,…

  • Review - My Lua

    My Lua occupies an interstitial space between towering office blocks. The all-day café is owned by Candice Anh Nguyet who immigrated…

  • Event - Double Delicious, Sydney Festival

    In a darkened cabaret set-up where a hundred guests are arranged in parties of ten around black table-cloth draped tables, you could hear a pin…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment