The annual Heritage Club Food Hunt, which aims to allow participants to taste and learn more about our local Singaporean cuisine, was held on a Sunday, 25th February. Before departing for the different venues, participants of the annual Heritage Club Food Hunt gathered at Boon Lay MRT station and separated into two groups. For the first station, participants arrived at Holland Village. 363 Katong Laksa was the next station. From the feedback given, participants were enjoyed with the thick rice vermicelli noodles and coconut-rich laksa gravy. The next station was at Chinatown, where participants enjoyed the delicious Chiew Kee Chicken Noodle House. It was located at Upper Cross Street. The meat was praised to be tender and soft by participants. Next, in Maxwell Hawker Centre, participants got to try the local Popiah, carrot cake and fruit rojak. Fried in two variations (black or white), participants enjoyed the flavor of the local carrot cake. They felt that the rojak tasted appetizing as the sauce was made up of fermented prawn paste, sugar, lime and chili paste. This provided a combination of sweet, sour and spicy taste. Coming to the last station, we went to Bugis Street to try the Chwee Kueh. Beancurd was served as desserts. Richies’Curry Puffs were served to the participants during the food sharing session before we marked the end of this event.
Overall, Katong Laksa was highly recommended by the participants among those foods. The feedback of the participants was great. The event successfully met participants’ expectations. As most of the participants were exchange students, various information of the cultural food of different countries were exchanged during the interaction. Overall, a greater sense of food appreciation was established among participants.