Keep your 5th to 9th of December evenings free.
This is for the inaugural outdoor pop-up dining concept – The Great Clarke Quay FEASTival, which will showcase a repertoire of local and global cuisines. Tsui Wah’s Pork Chop Buns, Keisuke’s Lobster Ramen, The Ranch’s Japanese Wagyu … how about East Treasure’s Crocodile Meat Soup?
This is the 1st ever Clarke Quay Food Festival (or FEASTival).
It is held from 5th to 9th December (Wed to Sun), from 6pm onwards till 11pm.
During the FEASTival, there are 15 food kiosks, for you to taste different cuisines from Asia, America and Europe from participating Clarke Quay tenants and Swissotel Merchant Court. All at one place.
Here’s where it is going to take place: street-style on Read Bridge.
The bridge crosses the Singapore River linking Clarke Quay to Swissôtel Merchant Court, and the entire bridge will be peppered with decorations and transformed into an outdoor under-the-stars Instagram-worthy event.
You can indulge in signature dishes and curated cocktails with friends on the bridge as you overlook the Singapore River.
Visitors will be able to sample selected menu favourites at special tasting prices ($10 – $32) from the 15 restaurants represented. Cocktails, wine and craft beers will also be available so you can step into a food pairing adventure during the festival.
Here are 14 food highlights from The Great Clarke Quay FEASTival:
Tsui Wah 翠華
Tsui Wah is a familiar name to many, one of the biggest and most successful Cha Chaan Teng chains from Hong Kong.
At The Great Clarke Quay FEASTival, you can taste some of their most popular items, such as the Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk ($4). This bun is freshly toasted, making it crispy golden brown on the surface and pillow-soft on the inside.
The Tsui Wah Signature Pork Chop Bun ($7.50) will also be available, marinated in Tsui Wah’s original recipe, making each pork chop tender and juicy.
The flavourful pork chop is served in a crispy bun, with fresh vegetables and pickles. A must-taste dish during the FEASTival.
Best paired with a fresh cup of milk tea. What else to get but Tsui Wah’s Signature Milk Tea ($4), freshly brewed daily from imported tea leaves from Tsui Wah in Hong Kong.
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
To local ramen fans, Ramen Keisuke needs little introduction.
Chef-owner Keisuke Takeda is known to take inspiration from the French culinary style, and incorporate into his ramen creations.
To create that creamy texture and unique depth in flavour in the broths used for the ramen, the stock brewing takes several hours.
A special Lobster Broth Ramen (Rich Soup) is available during the event for only $10 per portion.
French rock lobsters are specially imported from France, simmered for hours with a special blend of herbs and vegetables to create the soup used in the lobster broth. The broth reminded me of a combination of both French style lobster bisque and Japanese ramen soup base, which can be both brimming with flavours and heavily rich.
May finish till the last drop.
East Treasure Chinese Restaurant 東寶之東方明珠
East Treasure Chinese Restaurant is another new, exciting concept by ASTONS that promises value-for-money meals.
It serves an extensive menu of delectable, exquisite and affordable Chinese dishes created by East Treasure’s Master Chef.
Taste the top-of-the-list in the Chef Specials, the Double Boiled Tonic with Crocodile Meat available for only $8 a bowl during the FEASTival.
Another Chef Special, the signature East Treasure Chili Crab, is also offered for $12 a plate. You get half a crab served with 2 buns.
If you prefer some noodles to fill you up, try the KL Hokkien Mee for only $4 a bowl.
The style of cooking is modest, using the freshest ingredients to bring out the natural flavours. As a result, creations are never too heavy on the palate.
RedTail Bar By Zouk
RedTail Bar by Zouk is all about meticulously crafted cocktails and creative modern Asian-inspired small plates.
During the FEASTival, taste 4 of these sublime small plates for only $12 each.
The Crispy Whitebait is a deep-fried battered white bait coated in sweet sauce, lime and a generous handful of chicken floss.
Another seafood option is the Prawn Twister, featuring prawns flavoured with various herbs and rolled in pastry. They are deep-fried for bounce and crunch, and served with sweet Thai chilli sauce.
The Tangy Tacos includes some marinated pulled beef, wrapped in a whole-wheat tortilla, and topped with a tangy dressing and a sprinkle of spring onions. For a heartier choice, order the Beef Brisket Bowl, a slow-cooked beef stew in 5 spices, served with slices of bread to soak up the yummy gravy.
For a fun night of ingenious cocktails and bar nibbles, then challenge your friends over your favourite drinking games.
It’s a German-flavoured party during the FEASTival with Pork Knuckle ($13) served with the classic German side dish sauerkraut (pickled cabbage).
Other quintessential German fare such as Mixed Sausages ($10) and Pretzel with Butter ($5) are available.
Of course, a German menu won’t be complete without beer. Pair the food up with some full-bodied Paulaner Beer.
Deutschlander is the place to be for good food, beer, and after-dinner live music performances.
The RANCH Steakhouse By ASTONS
Another concept by ASTONS, The RANCH Steakhouse is a classic steakhouse that offers the quality American and Australian steaks at value-for-money prices.
All the beef served are dry-aged in house, prepared in-house for delicate flavours and tenderness.
For the FEASTival, enjoy the Top of the Range Australian Ribeye ($8 a plate). This special 100 gram serving of ribeye is grain-fed and dry aged for 35 days, resulting in a steak enhanced in taste and texture. Comes with Potatoes Gratin as a side dish.
A more upscale steak, the Japanese Wagyu ($15 a plate) features a 100-gram serving, coming with a side dish of Potatoes Gratin.
For something lighter, try some Wagyu Sliders ($5 a plate). Great steak items that are humbly priced.
It’s a parade of flavours at the FEASTival as you experience all things Spanish at Octapas.
Savour the medley of seafood flavours in the Marisco Seafood Paella ($10 a plate), in which the paella will be cooked in a 1m traditional paella pan at the FEASTival.
Go for the Combo Set ($18) when you pair your paella with a refreshingly chilled glass of Sangria. For dessert, add in some Spanish churros for only $5.
Cask & Bangers
From Spain, you can virtually fly to Great Britain via Cask & Bangers, a gastro bar focusing on the best of British fares.
Get a serving their specialty Fish & Chips ($13) from Nanna’s recipe book.
As you walk around, snack on some Waffle Fries with Chili Crab Dip ($10), and Hoegaarden Beer ($10).
Create new memories at Cask & Bangers as you rock the night out like a British.
It’s time to bask in the richness of Cuba’s music, culture, history and food at Cuba Libre.
Here you’ll savour Cuban and Latin flavors through their array of dishes specialising in contemporary Latin American cuisine.
Start off with their Cuban Sandwich ($12), then you can move on to some “Chicken Mojito” ($10) and hearty Seafood Paella ($12).
Chill out, have fun, or even dance with friends over Latin food, drinks.
Known as Singapore’s largest chain of bar and dining establishments, to enjoy gourmet bar food and tipples.
During the FEASTival, you can taste the signature Harry’s Jazz Burger ($15), served with coleslaw and special fries.
Classified as a Harry’s Favourite in the menu, Harry’s Jazz Burger is made up of beef patty, double cheese (cheese lovers, rejoice!), iceberg lettuce, and tomato slices.
Try another sandwich, the Chili Beef Bun ($12) featuring a chicken sausage topped with chili beef and slathered with mayonnaise.
Or the Seaweed Chicken Wrap ($12) – a FEASTival exclusive, made with tortilla wrap, jalapenos, cheese sauce and furikake, served with chips.
Are you feeling Irish tonight? McGettigan’s menu features international dishes inspired from Ireland, America, Asia and even beyond.
To make sure their flavours remain authentic, they source their ingredients both locally and from Ireland.
During the FEASTival, you can start off with Chili Beef Nachos ($10) a gluten-free menu option served with sour cream, guacamole, Pico de Gallo, and aged cheddar.
Then have a taste of the Beef Stew ($10) with creamy mash, carrots, onions, turnips and baby potatoes, made special with Guinness gravy. Yes, Guinness the beer brand.
Rodizio Do Brazil
Rodizio Do Brazil is an authentic Brazilian churrascaria and bar, where you get to eat-all-you-can rotisserie-grilled meats and seafood.
During the FEASTival, taste their Beef Hump (Cupim) for only $10. It is a slow-roasted tender beef hump, served with mixed greens drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.
Lastly, here’s the ultimate food truck food – hotdog! Get Rodizio Do Brazil’s grilled savoury pork sausage in a soft bun ($10) topped with your choice of dressing.
Next stop, Mexico. Señor Taco is an authentic Mexican taqueria, featuring some of Mexico’s popular street food.
As they are committed to their authenticity, they import their fresh ingredients and chillies from Mexico.
As for their tortillas, they established own their own tortilla factory in Singapore to make the best fresh corn and flour tortillas in the country.
Taste its signature item Tacos al Pastor, which quickly became popular in Singapore as early as 2009. It’s made from fresh pork marinated in a special blend of herbs and spices. Get it during the FEASTival for only $15 for a 4-piece set of pork and chicken.
Their popular burrito is also available in chicken or pork.
The Pump Room
What’s special in The Pump Room is the range of classic and specialty beers freshly brewed on site.
The beers are unpasteurised, unfiltered and have no added chemicals or preservatives. Fresh beer aficionados are guaranteed to get only the freshest beer at The Pump Room.
Known for their Dry-Aged Steaks as well as the Crispy Pork Knuckle, the most popular dish in the menu.
It is highly recommended: you can order a whole ($32) or just half ($18), served with homemade Sauerkraut and Beer Sauce. Did you know it take 1-1/2 days to prepare the fresh pork knuckle before it is baked to golden perfection? This process makes it so skin so crispy while the flesh remains moist and tender.
You can also try these other specials such as Beef Meatballs with Tomato Concasse Sauce ($10),
and Chicken Bratwurst Sausage Wrapped Bacon with Hoisin Sauce ($3.50).
Expect 5 days of exciting food and drink offerings, live musical entertainment and a whole lot of merry-making with attractions like the giant see-saw and ball pit.
There will be live music by bands and DJs from Deutschlander, Cask & Bangers, Cuba Libre, Señor Taco, McGettigan’s and Attica.
Also look out for a daily lucky draw, with a staycation as the grand prize. Other prizes include dining vouchers at CQ outlets, and gym memberships.
The Great Clarke Quay FEASTival takes place 5th to 9th December 2018, 6pm onwards till 11pm on Read Bridge. Admission is free.
Also check out:
The Great Clarke Quay FEASTival Facebook Event Page
Clarke Quay Instagram Page for event updates.
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