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If you are planning to visit Singapore , don’t forget to join The Fifty Cents Fest – an exciting food event in the Singapore Food Festiva...

The 50 Cents Fest is back with Hokkien Dishes

If you are planning to visit Singapore, don’t forget to join The Fifty Cents Fest – an exciting food event in the Singapore Food Festival. The event will take place at Chinatown Food Street from July 27 to 28, 2019 featuring over 40 stalls and mobile vendors selling an assortment of more than 50 different savouries and sweets.

The Fifty Cents Fest 2019 will highlight Hokkien heritage, taking you through a multi-sensory, gastronomical experience of all that the largest dialect group in Singapore has to offer. It will showcase the best Hokkien dishes and eateries, and bring you the most authentic experience with curated Hokkien-centric entertainment and activities.

Sng Bao (Traditional Ice Bag) 冰包

What the good thing on this festival, everything is priced from S$0.50 to S$3.00. With this amount, you can get to taste traditional Hokkien dishes – some of which are rare finds these days – ranging rom Hokkien-style rice, noodles and nourishing soups, to snacks, small pastries, and ice-cold desserts and drinks.

Below are the ‘Must-Try’ Hokkien food items at The Fifty Cents Fest 2019:

Cha Gay Ah (Hokkien Tapioca Noodles) 炒番薯粉糕

Cha Gay Ah 番薯粉糕 $1.00 Hokkien Tapioca Noodles

The springy “noodle” of this dish is made by kneading tapioca flour into a dough. This kueh dough is then fried with dried shrimps, dark soy sauce and vegetables, creating a mouth-watering savoury dish.

Ang Ku Kueh

Ang Ku Kueh 紅龜粿 $1.00

An iconic Hokkien snack, Ang Ku Kueh is a small round or oval shaped Chinese pastry, with soft sticky glutinous rice flour skin wrapped around a sweet filling in the centre. It is molded to resemble a tortoise shell and is presented resting on a square of banana leaf.

Jee Ba Wan (Fried Meatballs) 炸肉圆

Ngoh Hiang 炸五香$0.50 / Fried Five Spiced Pork Roll / Jee Ba Wan 炸肉圆 $0.50/ Fried Meatballs

Originally a South Chinese Teochew dish, the Hokkiens here created their own version over 50 years ago. Try these dishes following 74-year-old Madam Tan’s recipes which had been passed down many generations.

Don't forget to try the traditional dishes like hei zho (prawn rolls), fried Hokkien mee and ‘buddha jumps over the wall’, a nutritious soup made with a medley of premium ingredients like conpoy, fish maw, abalone and ginseng.

The Fifty Cents Fest 2019 is bringing on board heritage restaurants such as Beng Hiang, an established Hokkien restaurant founded in 1978 well-known for its melt-in-the-mouth kong ba bao (braised pork belly bun). Kim Choo Kueh Chang, an iconic brand in Singapore since 1945, will also be presenting their traditional Hokkien rice dumplings. More heritage restaurants that have also been serving up authentic Hokkien fare are in the pipeline for this year’s edition.

Aside from the food, there's an interactive and exciting activities, such as a “JIAK BA BUAY?” (have you eaten?) bingo game and nostalgic arcade games.

You can go cashless at The Fifty Cents Fest with OCBC Pay Anyone! You can enjoy the convenience of QR Code payments as you scan to pay with OCBC Pay Anyone. What’s more,  if you are the first 10,000 OCBC Pay Anyone, you can redeem $1 off coupons at the event.

Also, pre-purchase exclusive vouchers with the code <FOODFEST> through Klook (https://bit.ly/2WU10vP) to enjoy 50% off six mouth-watering dishes: Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, Herbal Prawn, Chilli Crab, Fried Black Hokkien Noodle, Braised Duck Rice and Lor Mee. Klook is a travel platform which provides Singaporeans a seamless way to discover and book experiences and activities.

The Fifty Cents Fest is organized by Select Group Pte Ltd and Chinatown Food Street.

Mark your calendar now! The Fifty Cents Fest will be held on July 27 to 28, 2019 at the Chinatown Food Street. For more details on Singapore's much awaited event, visit their official website at www.thefiftycentsfest.com.sg/