The 50 Cents Fest is Back: 50¢ Dishes at the Singapore Food Festival (29-30 July)

The 50 Cents Fest is Back: 50¢ Dishes at the Singapore Food Festival (29-30 July)

As part of the Singapore Food Festival 2017, The 50 Cents Fest is happening on the 29-30 July at Chinatown Food Street. 50 cents dishes? Yes, please.

Attention all foodies the Singapore Food Festival 2017 is drawing closer as we speak!

If you’d like to uncover some scrumptious delicacies at this year’s event without burning a hole in your wallet, take note of The 50 Cents Fest.

This two-day event held on the 29–30 July 2017, is where you can feast on scintillating dishes from as little as 50 CENTS! Astonishing, yes. But totally legit.

The event aims to take you back to the retro heydays of Singapore in the 80s and will surely abide by the event’s fitting theme “Savour Singapore in Every Bite”. With culinary delights at economical prices, The 50 Cents Fest is not to be missed by die-hard foodies.

Now that we’ve got your attention, let us take you through a brief overview of the event.


The 50 Cents Fest 2017


Chinatown Food Street


29 & 30 July 2017 (Sat & Sun)


29 July 2017 (Sat): 12pm to 11pm
30 July 2017 (Sun): 11am to 11pm

Image credit: Geoff Whalan

Image credit: Nicolas Lannuzel

Kickstart your gastronomical escapade at the Chinatown Food Street, which will undergo an 80s makeover! The 1980s street hawker backdrop will make your tenure there an immersive one, setting the tone for you to indulge in some impeccable flavours.

Image credit: Chinatown Food Street

Feeling peckish? With more than 20 stalls and 10 old-school mobile hawkers, you can drool over long-lost dialect recipes such as the Hokkien Rickshaw Noodle, UFO (Fried Oyster Cake), Hakka Abacus Seed, Red Glutinous Wine Chicken, Teochew Ah Balling, Ice Ball and more! Staying true to its name, the 50 Cent Fest is bringing you all these lip-smacking grub from just 50 cents (or in denominations of 50 cents).

Not only will the food and decor be 80s themed, the nostalgic ambience will be set ablaze with various games and performances! Bask in the tunes of some Xin Yao performances with songs about life in this small island composed and sung by young Singaporeans. Otherwise, take a trip down memory lane and embrace the aroma of freshly baked biscuits in an 80s biscuit shop. For those feeling a bit more frisky, take on your friends at some 80s recreation with games such as hopscotch!

Whoever said that you can’t have your cake and eat it? At an affordable price of 50 cents, you can have your cake, eat it and have more!

So mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this epicurean bazaar. More event details can be found here.

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Kevin Mak
Kevin Mak

Apart from catching overly-dramatic movies, quenching his voracious appetite and just lounging in his free time, Kevin finds François Rabelais' quote "I am going to seek a grand perhaps" resonating with him at times. It is this very desire that sees him travelling to foreign lands in search of new experiences, and food. In his adventures, the only thing that can temporarily impede his journey is his soft spot for pizza.



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