Event #5: The 50 Cents Fest! [Free Entry]

Are you curious of your grandparent or parent food journey in the 1950/60s? Nostalgic street dining as Chinatown Food Street will be reshuffled back to 1950/60s Singapore with road street hawkers, exuberant music from an olden period, buskers and costumed performers. At The 50 Cents Fest, dishes but not limited to, kok kok mee, Hainanese chicken rice balls, rickshaw noodles, ice ball and trishaw noodles.

Price List at The 50 Cents Fest!

  • Char Kway Teow $0.50: Kosong (without Egg) / $0.50 x 2: With Egg
  • UFO (Fried Oyster Cake) $0.50
  • Kok Kok Mee $0.50
  • Sweet Noodle $0.50
  • Rickshaw Noodle $0.50
  • Rojak on Wheels $0.50
  • Ice Ball $0.50
  • Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls $0.50 x 2
  • Mee Teh $0.50 x 2
  • BBQ Chicken Wings – $0.50
  • Fried Carrot Cake (Black) – $0.50
  • Charcoal Fire Toast Bread – $0.50
  • Steamed Glutinous Rice (Sweet and Savoury) – $0.50
  • Steamed Bee Hoon – $0.50
  • Nasi Lemak wrapped in banana leaf – $0.50
  • Roti Prata – $0.50
  • Satay – $0.50 per stick
  • Rose Syrup Drink with Basil Seeds – $0.50 for 2 cups
  • Chin Chow Drink – $0.50 for 2 cups
  • Green Bean and Barley Soup – $0.50
  • Ngor Hiang Platter: Five-Spiced Pork Rolls, Prawn Rolls, Pork Liver Rolls, Pork Sausage – $0.50 x 2
  • Cheng Teng – $0.50
  • Fried Rice – $0.50 x 2
  • Steamed Cockles – $0.50 x 2
  • Oyster Omelette – $0.50 x 2
  • Bak Kut Teh – $0.50 x 2
  • Braised Duck Rice – $0.50 x 2
  • Prawn Noodle Soup – $0.50 x 2
  • Pigtail and Kang Kong Soup – $0.50 x 2
  • Sliced Fish Bee Hoon – $0.50 x 2
  • Laksa – $0.50 x 2
  • Bird’s Nest Drink – $0.50
  • Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee – $0.50 x 3
  • Vinegar Pork Trotters – $0.50 x 3
  • Chilli Crab – $0.50 x 4

Singapore Food Festival

Singapore Food Festival finale ending with a burst with The 50 Cents Fest. Don’t miss out the last day (31 July 2016) of feasting local foods at Chinatown Food Street. Wondering why would there be a long stretch of queue out of The 50 Cents Fest entrance? That is not a coupon purchase station, all foods payable at the stall itself. It is the ice ball stall, something like Singapore ice kacang in a ball shape.

Singapore Food Festival

I believe nothing is free back in the 1950/60s. It’s better in 2016! We get FREE kacang puteh and malt candy when we like Chinatown Food Street Facebook page.

Singapore Food Festival

Singapore Food Festival

Singapore Food Festival

When was the last time that you ate malt candy?

Singapore Food Festival

Complimentary service: letter writer, fortune teller.

Singapore Food Festival

Singapore Food Festival

Can’t believe that these foods are 50 cents or in multiples of 50 cents.

Singapore Food Festival

Chicken rice balls. Sliced chicken is smooth and good however the cold rice balls turned cold.

Worth queuing? Yes!

Singapore Food Festival

Rich chilli crab sauce with egg drop and sweet crab meat taste. However cautious of some small bits of crab shell in sauce.

Worth queuing? Yes!

Singapore Food Festival

Prawn noodle soup is intense with prawn and pork slice and veggie.

Worth queuing? Yes!

Singapore Food Festival

Bak Ku Teh. Soup is diluted badly with severely overcooked meat.

Worth queuing? No :(

Singapore Food Festival

Rickshaw noodle. Noodle absorbed in broth. If you are lucky, they might scoop some fishcake slice, mushroom and mini shrimps.

Worth queuing? Yes!

Singapore Food Festival

Singapore Food Festival

Fried oyster cake also known as UFO as it takes the shape. The floor is tasty and every piece of oyster cake is filled with 1 oyster inside! Something picky, its quite oily at the shell.

If you’ve missed out the chance at Singapore Food Festival, you can get more fried oyster cakes at Berseh Food Centre.

Worth queuing? Yes!

Singapore Food Festival

Singapore Food Festival

You’ll get 2 cups of Grass jelly drink for 50 cents!

Worth queuing? Yes!

Singapore Food Festival

Refreshing and cooling cheng teng with many ingredients.

Worth queuing? Yes!

View some of the nostalgic food stalls at The 50 Cents Fest!

 

Singapore Food Festival

Costumed performers dressed in the 1950/60s.

Singapore Food Festival

Tips at The 50 Cents Fest! :

  1. Get wet and dry tissues; You’ll need them when you’re eating chilli crabs or fried foods.
  2. Wear light and cool; Do not underestimate the crowd and long queues that jammed the entire Chinatown Food Street.
  3. Prepare many 50 Cents; no nets or credit cards.
  4. Each person is limited to 4 orders from each store; For example, if you are ordering 8 orders of chilli crabs, do assign 2 people to queue as each person can only place a maximum of 4 orders.
  5. Tie your hair (for ladies); Its steamy and hot especially in the afternoon.
  6. Lastly, bring your empty stomach!

– We paid for our meal.

See you The 50 Cents Fest 2017!

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Budget Per Pax

S$0.50-S$2.50

How to go The 50 Cents Fest!
Event Date and Time

30 July 2016: 3PM to 11PM

31 July 2016: 11AM to 11PM

Address

Chinatown Food Street, 7 Smith Street, Singapore 058921

Travel and Parking

Parking available at Chinatown Complex or URA coupon parking lots along Mosque Street or Pagoda Street.

Travel via public transport.

Exit A;

Walk 332 metres to 7 Smith Street.

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