Sentosa GrillFest is back again, this time bigger and better.
If you haven’t been to Sentosa GrillFest before, this is Singapore’s only food street by the beach, that stretches 1km for you to eat and dine by Siloso Beach.
1KM? If you still guilty eating too much, this is also opportunity to walk it away.
There is something about taking a slow-stroll along the beach, basked under the festive atmosphere with delicate fairy lights lined along the walkways at night, and entertainment from roaming performers such as stilt-walkers and percussionists.
Great for a romantic pa-tuo (dating) night or friends’ group outing.
The event will happen over four weekends from 19 July to 12 August 2019 – 19 to 21 July, 26 to 28 July, 2 to 4 August, and 9 to 12 August, running from 4pm to 11pm.
There will be 27 F&B establishments which will offer a range of more than 130 tasty delights and exclusive drinks.
These include favourites from previous runs and new participants, from Gelatissimo, Ola Beach Club, Binjai Brew, W Singapore, Homeground Grill, Co+Nut+ink, FOC Sentosa, Siloso Beach Resort, Wave House Sentosa, Keng Eng Kee Seafood, AJ Hackett Sentosa, MeatHaus by Harummanis, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, The Catering Concerto by TCC, The Goodburger, to Craft’B.
Some of the food items you can look forward to… Gelatissimo’s “instagrammable” GrillFest Gelato Bomb, Charcoal Grilled Durian, Bamboo Nasi Lemak and the plant-based Impossible Burger.
Here are 10 more food establishments you can find at Sentosa GrillFest 2019:
One Faber Group: Roast Steamship Round of Beef with Sweet Thyme, Bamboo Rice Nasi Lemak Ayam
With 4 booths this year, there is extensive range of food offered by the One Faber Group, cooked up by Chef Kenny Yeo and team.
Even though the steamship is known to be one of the toughest cuts of beef, the Roasted Steamship Round of Beef with Sweet Thyme ($22) is prepared both tender and flavourful by slow cooking at 80 degrees for 20 hours to soften it.
It is also seasoned three days before to allow the marinate to penetrate the meat.
Instead of using the usual Nasi Lemak and pandan leaf rice, the Bamboo Rice Nasi Lemak Ayam ($18) features basmati rice which is first steamed until half-cooked in individual bamboo stems and then moved to the barbecue pit to complete the cooking process.
This cooking method infuses the fragrance of the pandan, coconut and bamboo flavours in the rice.
Last year’s favourite Lobster Hokkien Mee ($18) makes a return. The noodles are stir-fried with seafood and eggs to achieve that desired smoky fragrance, and finished off with succulent baby lobster. Don’t forget about the sambal chilli.
Slake Modern Asian BBQ – Egg Slut Slider, Mala Parmesan Pearl Corn
This is barbecue with a difference, as it is held in 3m-tall tepee BBQ pit on the beach.
Look forward to having premium barbecued meats and dishes by Chef Jeremy Cheok of Slake.
Other than that, the Slake team will also prepare Mala Parmesan Pearl Corn, Prawn & Toast, and Egg Slut Slider which is fresh egg deep-fried in beef fat, sprinkled with sea salt and served with bourbon BBQ sauce between mini milk bun halves.
Now, the sound of it is already making me very hungry.
Papi’s Tacos – Al-Pastor Tacos
Description of booth: Reflecting the informal street dining culture of Central Mexico, Papi’s Tacos represents authentic, fuss-free Mexican fare.
They have prepared signature items such as Fish Tacos with Chipotle Aioli Sauce, Chicken Tacos with Guajillo salsa and favourite spit-grilled Al Pastor Pork Tacos.
The Al-Pastor Taco is based on shawarma spit-grilled meat and has been a crowd favourite. The pork is being marinated in special spices and skewed onto the spit-grill, then slow-grilled for hours, accompanied with pineapple, onions, coriander and guajillo chilli sauce. Each serving consists of 2 pcs priced at $12.
Refreshing frozen lime margaritas and Corona Beers are available to pair up with the delicious tacos.
Angliss Singapore – Whole Lobster with Homemade Chilli Sauce & Mantou, Hyogo Oyster
While exploring all the vendors at GrillFest, do not forget to stop by the Sentosa GrillFest Gourmet Discovery at the Emerald Pavilion.
This section is done in collaboration with Angliss.
Simply make your selection, hand the raw ingredients over to the chef, and watch your creation come together as a one-of-a-kind meal.
The Angliss Singapore team has also prepared favourites such as Whole Lobster with Homemade Chilli Sauce & Mantou ($26), Teppan Wagyu Beef Austige ($20), Hyogo Oyster ($20 for half dozen), and Tata Gem with Chilli Crab Sauce ($10).
Durian Edition – Charcoal Grilled Durian
You have your normal durians and … charcoal-grilled ones. What?
Grilling durians not only helps it given it an added level of smokiness and caramelisation, the flesh remains sticky and creamy. Yums.
Kinsa Sushi – Japanese Wagyu Truffle Don
Kinsa Sushi aims to bring a selection of Japanese street food to the beach, with the offerings of Japanese donburi (rice bowls) and sides to GrillFest.
Expect an indulgent Lobster Aburi Mentai Don ($18), Cheesy Prawn Don ($12) and Smoked Duck Don ($14); along with Cheesy Prawns ($10 for 5 pieces), Laksa Mentai Soft Shell Crab ($12), and Gyoza Aburi Mentai ($8).
The best-selling Japanese Wagyu Truffle Don ($18) makes it return, which features A4 Hokkaido Wagyu seared to medium on rice, drizzled with truffle essence and topped with onsen egg for an oozy finish.
Bellyphant – Panang Red Curry Beef Burger and Green Curry Chicken Burger
Bellyphant is a new Thai-Fusion food concept that draws on the principles of traditional Thai food preparation and cooking but with a modern twist.
Chef Pond who designed Bellyphant’s menu was born and raised in Bangkok and is a formally trained chef with a focus on Thai Street cuisine.
Their focus always has been on Panang Red Curry and Thai Green Curry pastes, which are freshly made and modified with an in-house recipe.
The two stand out items include the Panang Red Curry Beef Burger ($14), which consists of marinated double beef patty, tomato, red onions, greens and melted cheddar drizzled with Panang Red Curry sauce between a toasted buttery brioche bun.
The other is the Thai Green Curry Chicken Burger ($12), which has marinated whole boneless chicken thigh, tomato, red onions, greens and melted cheddar paired with special Thai Green Curry sauce within a toasted charcoal bun.
All the burgers come with a choice of either homemade savoury banana chips or curly fries.
Wu Ke Shu Hainanese Satay – Assortment of Satay
2nd generation hawkers and young hawkerpreneurs are upping their game in the local food offerings.
If you are craving for the good-old hawker food of satay, Wu Ke Shu Hainanese Satay will be offering a variety of food.
This includes BBQ Pork Belly with Rice Cake ($18 for half dozen), Chicken Satay with Rice Cake ($12 for half dozen), BBQ Chicken Wings with Fries ($12 for half dozen), and BBQ Spring Chicken with Fries ($12 for half, $20 for full).
The Quarters – Salted Egg Chicken Burger, Durian Crème Brulee
Mod-sin concept The Quarters is known to create unique food items that celebrate Singapore’s progressive heritage.
Its signature item is the Ayam Shiok Burger ($10) aka Salted Egg Chicken Burger, containing oat-battered buttermilk-infused chicken thigh drizzled with salted egg sauce, between soft buns.
Other interesting finds include Fwah! – Foie Gras, Kaya, Toast and Scrambled Egg ($14), Chargrilled Grassfed Ribeye – Truffle Ribeye Steak ($20), Buah Keluak Fried Rice ($10), Shiok Bak – Roast Pork with Lemak Curry ($14), and Bibiks Steak and Rice – Buah Keluak Fried Rice with Grassfed Ribeye and Rendang ($20).
For something to nibble on, get the shoe-string “Shiok Fries” ($14) with salted egg and chilli crab sauces.
Have a sweet ending with a Durian Crème Brulee ($8) complete with caramelised top and ‘aroma’.
Big O – Butterfly Peaflower Bubble Milk Tea
Big O is most famous for desserts such as mudpies and the Spike D – a durian mousse dome cake covered with dark chocolate available at our outlets.
For an Instagram-worthy treat, get the Butterfly Peaflower Bubble Milk Tea ($5).
The tea is freshly brewed and infused from real butterfly pea flowers topped with milk and brown sugar pearls.
A refreshing drink and soy milk is also offered as an alternative for those who are lactose intolerant.
Besides the Bubble Milk Tea, Big O will be also offering Handmade Pan Fried Gyozas and Chicken Teriyaki Don.
Brewerkz – Siloso Saison Blanc
Brewerkz microbrewery is known for creating award-winning craft beers for every type of beer fan.
Their beers strike a perfect balance between the bitterness from the hops and the sweetness from the malt. These well-balanced beers are often topped off with a fruity and tropical twist, ensuring every sip is light and fresh.
Check out the “Siloso Saison Blanc” by Brewerkz, a refreshing beer brewed exclusively for Sentosa – best sipped by the beach.
And what better way to enjoy great beer than with amazing food – look out for their Grilled Chicken Tandoori Kebab and Kombu Truffle Fries.
Sentosa GrillFest is a cashless event and guests will be able to make payments via credit cards and EZLink cards. Booths will be available at the event for guests to top up their EZ-Link cards if they run low in value.
Getting to Sentosa GrillFest
Score $5 off your Grab ride into Sentosa by using the code “SentosaGrill”. The promotion is valid on each day of Sentosa GrillFest from 10am to 12am (except between 12pm to 2pm).
Redemptions are limited to three redemptions per user and there are limited codes available so do come early.
Alternatively, take advantage of FREE ways to enter Sentosa, then make a beeline for Siloso Beach where Sentosa GrillFest will be located:
– From VivoCity, stroll across the Sentosa Boardwalk and into Sentosa for free. Once on the island, enjoy free travel on the Sentosa Express, Sentosa Buses and Beach Trams.
– NTUC Union members enter Sentosa for free all-day on weekdays, and up till 12noon on weekends. Just flash the NTUC Plus! card at the VivoCity Sentosa Express station or at the manned lanes at the Sentosa Gateway vehicular gantry.
– TransitLink Child Concession Card holders enjoy free entry into Sentosa via the Sentosa Express.
– Only the usual distance-based bus fare applies if guests take SBS Transit’s Service 123 into Sentosa, as no additional island admission fee is charged.
– Island admission is also waived for guests travelling into Sentosa in BlueSG cars.
Sentosa GrillFest 2019
Dates: 19 – 21, 26 – 28 July; 2 – 4, 9 – 12 August 2019 (Fri – Sun & PH)
Time: 4pm – 11pm
Venue: Siloso Beach
Head over to www.sentosa.com.sg/grillfest for more information.
*This entry is brought to you in partnership with Sentosa Development Corporation.