New may be better and faster, but old will always be gold. Machines and factories have taken over much of the F&B industry, but there's a remnant of Singaporean restauranteurs that still take pride in the painstaking processes and long hours of crafting traditional eats.
Our food heritage takes the spotlight as the Singapore Food Festival 2016 comes round again. Themed Savour the Past, Taste the Future, it offers a series of events to celebrate our culinary culture, such as the Heritage Town Trail, which highlights Singapore’s Peranakan culture with a walking trail around Joo Chiat, Singapore’s first Heritage Town.
In the spirit of looking at old stuff and traditions, here are 11 surviving vestiges of SG's food heritage to support before they die out.
Ji Xiang Confectionery
Tanglin Halt Original Peanut Pancake
Hougang 6 Miles Famous Muah Chee
Kim Choo Kueh Chang
Sungei Road Laksa
Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah
Sing Hon Loong Bakery
Tong Ah Kopitiam
75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup