It’s the time of the year again to bring your coins to good use at The 50 Cents Fest held from 29 – 30 July 2017 at Chinatown Food Street! This year, the festival will transport you back to the 80’s to uncover a wide variety of nostalgic delicacies starting at only 50 cents. Here are 5 things to look out for during the The 50 Cents Fest 2017:
1. Salted Egg Yolk Crab (4 X $0.50)
Get your hands dirty at the 50cents Festival with a petite portion of Salted Egg Yolk Crab at only $2. Creamy and buttery, we can’t get enough of this addictive golden crustacean.
2. Abacus Seed 算盘子 (2 x $0.50)
One of the most iconic Hakka delicacy, Abacus Seeds, is a rare sight in Singapore due to its tedious preparation. Due to the round taro dumpling’s resemblance to the beads on abacus, it is also named as Suan Pan Zi (算盘子). The complicated taste and texture of this Hakka delicacy makes it strangely addictive. In contrast to the crunchy wood ear fungus strips, the taro dumplings are chewy and bouncy.
3. Paper Wrapped Chicken 纸包鸡 ($0.50)
Wrapped in parchment paper, the little morsels of marinated chicken are the perfect bite-sized appetiser. The tantalising aroma first hits us, followed by the tender texture and flavourful taste. As the wrapped chicken parcels are deep-fried, the sweet marinade caramelised into the meat and produces beautifully seasoned and moist chicken morsels. 50 cents for a juicy and tender chicken? Count us in.
4. Pork Leg Bee Hoon (2 X $0.50)
One of the signature Hokkien dishes that many Singaporeans grew up eating, the Pork Leg Bee Hoon is simple comfort food. The fusion of the flavourful canned pork trotter and noodle vermicelli is simple yet satisfying.
5. Sng Bao (Red Bean/ Corn) ($0.50)
Sng Bao (literally translating to ‘Ice Bags’ in Hokkien) is a childhood favourite from our parents’ era. Featuring two of the most iconic flavours – red bean and corn, it is bringing back nostalgia in the sweetest form.
With more than 50 items avalible from $0.50 to $2, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the refreshed Chinatown Food Street (CFS), designed and managed by Select Group.