Singapore Chefs (and One American) Celebrate Singapore's Varied and Irresistible Cuisine at the International Culinary Center

Michael White, Singapore chefs served traditional Singaporean fare
egg crab

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Singapore Chefs (and One American) Celebrate Singapore's Varied and Irresistible Cuisine at the International Culinary Center

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Kristen Hom

Singaporean cuisine has sadly yet to gain a major foothold in the U.S., but thanks to Singapore Restaurant Week, New Yorkers got a taste of what they’re missing out on. And on Friday night, Singapore chefs; culinary influencers; VIPs; members of participating restaurants from restaurant week including Shake Shack, Madison Square Park, Bergdorf’s, and ilili box (which transformed into a hawker pop-up stall); Singapore street food authority KF Seetoh; and those involved in the week’s culinary activations were treated to a special Throwdown Party hosted by The Daily Meal at the International Culinary Center. 

“Har Cheong” Pork Ribs

“Har Cheong” Pork Ribs

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The ribs were marinated in a prawn paste-based batter before being deep-fried. 

Colman Andrews

Colman Andrews

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The Daily Meal’s Vice President and Editorial Director Colman Andrews kicked off the evening by introducing a video taken during his recent visit to Singapore. 

Guests

Guests

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Guests included Singapore chefs, culinary influencers, VIPs, members of participating restaurants, and those involved in the week’s culinary activations.

Appetizers

Appetizers

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White’s samosa, Liew’s ribs, and Quek’s Yusheng salad, alongside specialty cocktails. 

Salted Egg Yolk Chili Crab

Salted Egg Yolk Chili Crab

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Liew served crab topped with a salted egg yolk-based sauce. 

Quek’s Demo

Quek’s Demo

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Justin Quek demonstrated a wok-fried sirloin in Asian black pepper sauce.

Liew’s Demo

Liew’s Demo

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Wayne Liew prepared a Singapore-style chili crab for the crowd.

White’s Demo

White’s Demo

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Michael White prepared chili crab fried rice

Chili Crab Fried Rice

Chili Crab Fried Rice

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The finished dish.

The Chefs

The Chefs

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Justin Quek, Michael White, Wayne Liew, and Singaporean street food authority K.F. Seetoh smile for the camera.