What does a fishing trawler, Tamils in Singapore, Fish head curry and a Guinness world record all have in common?
The Little India Seafood Mela 2012, hosted by the Indian Restaurants Association of Singapore runs from the 30th June to 30th July 2012. Part of the annual Singapore Food Festival which started in 1994, the event at Little India has now established itself as an attraction for Singaporean citizens and tourists alike. Named the 'Seafood Tales of Temasek,' this year’s festival highlights the importance of Seafood in Singaporean diet and cuisine.
In the promotional video below produced by Fashion TV, models are dressed in Indian atire and visit restaurants in the city to try exquisite South Indian cuisine together. Dressed in Sari's that are embedded with jewels, fresh flower headbands and bright makeup along with braided ponytails. The fabulous dinners included steamed rice, fish head curry and many more delicious dishes.
On a fishing trawler specially constructed for the Seafood Mela and located in the heart of Little India, runs a month long Spice village featuring twelve South & North Indian restaurants. A local Tamil band entertains visitors while they enjoy the cuisine.
On the 14th July, the festival organisers broke a new Guinness World Record for the most number of fish heads served in one location. They serving 2,012 fish heads curries to 2012 paying guests. The curry was cooked by chefs from restaurants located in Little India – The Banana Leaf Apolo, Sakunthala's Food Palace, Gayatri, Muthu's Curry and Anjappar Authentic Chettinad Restaurant. Diners were entertained by multicultural and multinational performances during the evening event with a special performance by local comedian Kumar.
Every year the organisers, the Restaurants Association of Singapore attempt to create and break a new world record. Last year they set up the longest dining table, which measured 120m with diners served sumptuous north and south Indian food.
Running alongside the food was a heritage exhibition used to educate and inform people on the history of the Indian Spice trade and Little India in Singapore.
The entire food festival boasts an impressive agenda proving to be fun, informative and an adventure of gastronomic proportions. Check out our pictures from the festival above and make sure you visit before the 30th July. For information please visit http://singaporefoodfestival.com.sg/2012/
Llamalo Amor (Call it love) is the new independent single by Chennai based, Grammy award winning singer Tanvi Shah.
Top five Most Viewed Articles
The dream has come true for Hariharan Arasu, a young Malaysian Tamil d..
We\'re looking forward to hearing more from this talented UK-based sin..
British audiences will get a slice of South Indian / Tamil dance this ..
Chennai based Adhi aka Hiphop Tamizha has officially released his late..
Mysterious Londoner Jai Paul\'s new album released...or not. What is g..