Monday, May 28, 2012
Singapore Food Expo 2012
Brought some foreign visitors to the Singapore Food Expo 2012 at Singapore Expo. There were more than 100 exhibitors participating, showcasing a thousand different quality products. With so much food to indulge in, we were spoilt for choices.
Unfortunately, the whole hall was so packed and crowded that there was hardly room to walk and we had to jostle with the crowds as we shop from booth to booth. We managed to taste some new food products and bought quite a lot to distribute to friends and colleagues.
New product - concentrated herbal chicken soup from Eu Yan Sang and Maggi. 3 different favours available - American Ginseng, Lingzhi and Cordyceps. I bought it because it is convenient and economical (S$7.50 per bottle). Just add a litre of water to the concentrated chicken soup to boil and the family can have nourishing soup in a jiffy.
Lots of booths offer food-tasting, my friends and I found the behaviour of some visitors disgusting. They dipped into the food samples with their toothpicks or spoons repeatedly. Some even stood waiting for refills and refused to budge for others to have a taste. We were appalled when we overheard a mother telling her 3 children whose faces were practically in the trays of seaweed salad to eat their fill as that would be their dinner that evening.
There were lots of stalls offering free coffee samples. The Nestle booth offers a pretty fragrant coffee sample and there was a constant long queue for it.
One booth was selling durian coffee from Penang, I tasted and then bought a packet. There is a distinct durian fragrance, not too overpowering. I bought it for my colleagues to try, I want to see their faces after they taste it. :)
We bought a crispy Taiwanese chocolate and banana crepe. It was popular and the young couple worked non-stop to feed the long queue. We couldn't resist the aromatic Penang Laksa and the yummy Penang rojak. The kind vendor offered us seats in her kitchen located behind the exhibition hall.
While enjoying the good food and good value purchases, there were also lots of entertainments and fun-filled stage activities by both local and overseas artistes, as well as TV celebrities.
I was glad to see Chef Eric Low who has a new look after losing weight. As usual he was desmonstrating his cooking skills, and also his 'Aunty-killer' charms. :D
There are still 2 more days before the exhibition ends. So go take a look and enjoy the good food!
Singapore Food Expo 2012
Singapore Expo Hall 5
25 May - 29 May 2012, 1100hrs - 2200hrs