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

14 comments:

  1. The Expo sure looks great but man, seeing the crowd I'd probably stayed away from it even if I can go and visit.

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  2. Lina,
    It has always been this packed and crowded because of the free food samplings and good offers.

    I make it an annual affair as I could taste the latest product and shop for cheaper cooking ingredients. :)

    Hate the crowds and the lack of parking.

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  3. I was sick all week last week, sakit gusi la.. so couldn't eat, couldn't talk, couldn't drink and of course no mood to blog he he...

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  4. But I am back this week, thanks for dropping by! ;)

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  5. So embarrassing la some ppl, go to this type of place oso want to eat like no tomorrow, it's meant to be a sampling session not dinner! I would be disgusted and annoyed too with those rude visitors u mentioned here. ;)

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  6. Never tasted durian coffee and doubt I will try it!

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  7. that looks so interesting. However, everytime I go to food expo I always end up with indigestion. Still its fun.

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  8. I can see why it is so crowded! I think I would want to try everything and I bet the place smelt yummy although I am not so sure about durian flavored coffee.

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  9. wow..so crowded! hmm i'd like to try durian coffee haha i wonder what it tastes like.

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  10. i've heard of this expo thing from my aunt too, sounds fun. My aunts LOVE food samples LOL. Chefs also lose weight liao, seems like i must "add oil" too LOL :P

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  11. My son went there with his friends, and told me it was too packed with visitors!

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  12. I'm not sure if i already tasted Singaporean foods, hahah but i hope i will. The herbal chicken soup is quite new to me ..

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