It is family fun-time this June holidays at the Bayfront Event Space, as the 14,200 sqm urban lifestyle playground hosts the one-of-a-kind GastroBeats.
The event is running through from 3 – 26 June 2022, combining the best from the culinary world with art, music and entertainment.
Expect gastronomic excitement with specially-curated menus by well-known local and international chefs.
Culinary Masters brings together four regionally and local famous personalities, presenting an 8-hands collaboration menu with items available for order on an a la carte basis.
Sarah Todd of MasterChef Australia fame has created exclusive items with George Calombaris (Judge, MasterChef Australia Seasons 1-11), Derek Cheong (Winner of MasterChef Singapore Season 2), and Genevieve Lee (Runner-up, MasterChef Singapore Season 1).
The exclusive items are a play on street food found around the world, with a MasterChef twist. They include:
Hariyali “Chickened Out” Tikka Bao ($24, set of 3)
Made with The Vegetarian Butcher’s ‘chicken’ chunks (its meat-free!), this dish combines Indian and South-East Asian flavours to present a modern take on the classic Kong Bak Bao.
Hariyali translates to “greenery” in Hindi, and the bao is undoubtedly vibrant in its disposition.
Made using a steamed lotus leaf bun, its ingredients include mint and coriander masala marinated vegan ‘chicken’ chunks and a colourful Asian slaw.
Beef Cheek Vindaloo Pie Tee ($22, set of 6)
Meaty and cute aren’t exactly the two words you hear together when talking about food, but the Beef Cheek Vindaloo Pie Tee is all that and so much more.
The 36-hr braised beef cheek vindaloo guarantees a robust and deep flavours.
Serving the vindaloo in a Nonya-style pie tee shell not only adds to the cuteness factor but also gives a slight crunch.
New Delhi Fish & Chips ($26)
New Delhi Fish & Chips is an eccentric and appetising version of the classic comfort seafood.
The spiced espuma-battered Kuhlbarra barramundi forms the base of the recipe and is a nod to Sarah’s Australian heritage.
There is also curry aioli, which captures the fundamental essence of Indian cuisine.
Seafood Pani Puri ($16)
Limited special of crispy puri shells, filled with an explosion of flavours of sweet crab meat, prawn salad, refreshing apple, and fresh tobiko.
Spiced Panna Cotta ($12)
Zesty, and oh-so-uplifting, the Spiced Panna Cotta is the perfect refresher after having a jumping time at GastroBeats’ food-themed bouncy castles.
Giving the creamy and wobbly ginger Panna Cotta a fruity personality is the orange compote and mango pearls.
Ben & Jerry’s Karamel Sutra Passion-nut Sundae ($10)
Sweet, decadent deliciousness. The creaminess of the Karamel Sutra Core ice cream juxtaposes the crunchiness of the peanut cookies.
And then there is the passionfruit espuma – foamy and light, adding an inventive fruity element.
Cookie Crunch – White Chocolate & Cookie Crumble Magnum ($8)
The Magnum gets an overload of creamy sweetness as it comes topped with mini chocolate sandwich cookies.
At the same time, the lemon curd drops keep the flavours in check, cutting down on the sweetness with its lemony tartness.
Sarah Todd x Derek Cheong (6 – 12 June)
Since GastroBeats is a month-long exploration of food, Culinary Masters will feature a limited-edition dish each week, created by Sarah and one of the collaborating chefs.
Red Curry Buttermilk Winglets has Sarah and Derek (MasterChef Singapore 2 champion) playing with the iconic status of the American-fried chicken.
They give it their own little Asian twist by spicing them up with red curry buttermilk rempah. Shio kombu is added to finish the dish, giving each bite a slightly oceanic taste.
Sarah Todd x Genevieve Lee (13 – 19 June)
Sarah and Genevieve (MasterChef Singapore 1 runner-up) have developed a donut-dessert that reflects their energetic and lively personalities, and will probably leave you smiling.
There is creamy chai-spiced custard, green apple compote, and a gooey apple gel, all working in tandem, inviting your tastebuds to a party of fruity and quintessential Asian flavours.
Other than Culinary Masters, there is also Local Streets.
With more than 20 stalls featuring hawker fare with a twist from street food vendors and home-based food businesses, look out for exclusive dishes specially created for GastroBeats.
F&B Vendors include Ah Lim Nasi Lemak, Alley, Bar/SOL, Big Boy Franks, Craft’B, Haig Road Putu Piring, Kueh Ho Jiak, Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang, Praffles, Rancho Meats, Sibei Lok, The Harlequin Duck, The Leaf Co. The Swag Social, The Vegetarian Butcher, Tigafolks & Co, Noobie Coffee, Ugly Food, Selva Foods, An Acai Affair, and You Tiao Man.
Local Streets will also feature retail kiosks and pop-up experiences by various brands, and carnival games.
Kueh Ho Jiak
Kueh Ho Jiak known for creation modernised kuehs from traditional recipes, has created a special menu for GastroBeats.
They will be selling their specialty Sweet Potatoes Ondeh ($7) in a whole different way, made with sweet potatoes with cocoa powder, filled with Hershey’s chocolates, coated with chocolate rice, and paired with vanilla ice cream.
Ah Lim Nasi Lemak
Ah Lim got into the limelight with its tasty Nasi Lemak cooked by Muslims of Chinese Peranakan descent, with the stall previously located at Maxwell Food Centre.
Their Nasi Lemak Chicken Combo consists of fragrant fluffy coconutty rice with overnight marinated secret recipe chicken wings, accompanied by the usuals of egg, cucumbers, ikan bilis and peanuts. Not forgetting the home-made sambal.
Haig Road Putu Piring
Featured in Netflix’s “Street Food”, do not miss their steamed rice cakes encasing a filling with quality pure palm sugar and topped with freshly-grated coconut.
Praffles means prata combined with waffles. The signature is the Chilli Crab Praffles, with the base using an original sambal chilli giving extra kick.
Craft’B was born with the idea of handcrafting everything from scratch, which includes the Craft’ Beef Burger ($16), Craft Prawn Burger ($16), and Craft Fish Burger ($16).
There are also steak frite choices of Ribeye ($16) with black pepper, truffle kombu, mentaiko sauces, and Short Rib Bone-In ($16). All meats are butchered in house – with tender, full-bodied, beefy flavour, marinated in a secret recipe and paired with sauces.
Big Boy Franks
This stall was first started by Addam Al Maleq who discovered his mad hidden skills for creating delicious hot dogs and burgers for his friends and family.
The BBF Signature item is the Classic Beefy Smash Burger ($11) which includes handmade burger patty from selected part of beef minced together to give a tasty burger patty, two slice American cheese with signature burger sauce in between tasty brioche bun.
Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang
Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang is all about the quintessential Malay dish iconic Nasi Lemak but with a twist.
In this concept, they fuse a tried-and-tested recipe for Nasi Lemak, with an age-old recipe of ancient Ayam Taliwang from Indonesia.
An Acai Affair
Healthy and colourful Acai Fruit Bowl with various combinations of fresh fruits, granola, chia seeds, cacao nibs, coconut shavings, goji berries and almond flakes.
GastroBeats in collaboration with iLight Singapore, will also feature live music performances by various bands and solo artists.
Moreover, it will have a graffiti art zone and Jumptopia, an amusing destination with eight enormous food-themed bouncy castles for adults and kids alike.
So, don’t hold back and join the celebration that promises a cornucopia of delicious bites and oodles of fun and frolic by purchasing your tickets for GastroBeats at Bayfront Event Space.
GastroBeats will be open from 4pm – 10.30pm daily from 3 – 26 June 2022. Admission tickets are from $9 online. This is a cash-less event.
All Visa cards will enjoy 10% off ticketing and spend across GastroBeats. Get your tickets here: https://www.klook.com/en-SG/tetris/promo/gastrobeats2022
For more information, please visit www.gastrobeats.sg.
– Bus: 97, 106, 133, 502, 518, alight opposite Marina Bay Sands MICE bus stop
– MRT: Circle Line or Downtown Line to Bayfront MRT Station and take Exit E
– Car: Parking at URA Bayfront Open-air Carpark, MBS, MBFC
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with GastroBeats.