If you missed the previous installation of #The50CentsFoodFest at Chinatown Food Street last year, you'll be happy to know that the...

The 50 Cents Fest at Chinatown Food Street From 29th to 30th July 2017! #The50CentsFest

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If you missed the previous installation of #The50CentsFoodFest at Chinatown Food Street last year, you'll be happy to know that they are back with another event that will be held on 29th and 30th July 2017. This year marks the 2nd consecutive year of the 50 Cents Food Fest, and they will be bringing the memories of the 1980s Singapore back to the streets of Chinatown! 

During this 2-day event at Chinatown, Singaporeans will be able to savour local heritage dishes from the 80s, relive some of the 80s ambiance and have fun at the game booths. There will also be old-school uniforms and costumes for you to try on, so you know it's going to be one helluva nostalgic party!

Come 29th and 30th July, you can expect the streets to be transformed into a snippet of Singapore’s 1980s street hawker and bazaar scene! Singaporeans who visit the 50 Cents Food Fest will also walk away with door gifts comprising of some of our old school favourite games and snacks as pictured above!

Honestly, this has become one of my favourite events because it's not every day that we get to witness such a scene in Singapore. Plus, it's a great way to learn more about how our parents and grandparents grew up, and a fantastic way for Singapore's heritage to be celebrated! What better than to do it with food, right? 

Similar to the 50 Cents Fest last year, these bite-sized hawker food portions will be priced at around 50 cents per serving - with the most expensive dishes such as the Cereal Prawns, Salted Egg Yolk Crab and Ma La Baby Lobsters price at 50 cents x 4 (S$2). They will be sold at denominations of S$0.50 - so prepare lots and lots of coins that day to facilitate the buying process! 

Some of the local dishes that you can look forward to includes the Hokkien Rickshaw Noodle, UFO (Fried Oyster Cake), Mua Chee, Hakka Abacus Seed, Red Glutinous Wine Chicken, Teochew Ah Balling, Ice Ball, Kong Bak Pau and more! Plus, some of these hawkers that are recreating the old school dishes are experienced hawkers that have been perfecting these local dishes for years!

Hakka Abacus Seed (S$0.50 x 2)

Kong Bak Pau (S$0.50 x 2)

Pork Leg Bee Hoon (S$0.50 x 2)S

Steamed Peanuts (S$0.50)

Paper Wrapped Chicken (S$0.50)

Salted Egg Yolk Crab (S$0.50 x 4)

Flavoured Popsicles (S$0.50) 

You can also check out the full list of hawker dishes and their respective prices below:

Do bring your parents and grandparents there to experience a day of fun at Chinatown Food Street! Other onsite activities will also include a game of hopscotch in the side alley, a chance to dedicate a mushy song hrough an old radio station, go biscuit shopping with family at the mama shop and a singalong to live Xin Yao performances!

Also, remember to pack light and wear light, breathable clothing because I'm sure it's going to be scorching hot on both days. Have fun and don't forget to hydrate!

Event Venue:
Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street, Chinatown, Singapore

Date of event:
29 July 2017, Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
30 July 2017, Sunday: 11am – 11pm

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