GIVEAWAY | Singapore Food Festival (SFF) 2015 Presents: What’s Your Family’s Signature Dish?

This giveaway is now closed!

Family recipes usually make the best meals. These are the recipes that are handed down to us and we in turn will hand down to the next generation. Indeed, you can’t beat the taste of home. Of all our family recipes, dry Mee Siam is our favourite. Some believe that the name of the dish refers to Siam, the old name for Thailand, and that the dish is influenced by Thai cuisine, while others believe that the dish is Malay or Peranakan in origin. For us, our roots would definitely be Peranakan because our great-grandmother was from Penang and she was Perankan!


The key to this dish is the combination of spiciness and sourness. Each added ingredient builds layers of flavour to this dish. We believe that it is the sweet, spicy and tangy taste that makes the dish really appetizing and have us craving for more!

Of course, we cannot share our full family recipe because it is after all a family secret but we can share some key ingredients which makes our Rempah so robust and flavourful.


Key ingredients for the Rempah (the paste):

  1. Dried chilies or ground chili
  2. Dried prawns
  3. Small onions
  4. Candlenuts
  5. Belachan


Join in the conversation with us and be part of SFF 2015!

  • BLOG about your family’s signature dish, share how it came about, who created it, when it is usually made and eaten and together with images & videos. You do not have to share full recipes (which is usually a family secret, right?) but you are welcome to talk about some of the key ingredients and how it is the essence of the dish.
  • UPLOAD Instagram and Facebook Posts showing this dish with a short excerpt about how it came about, who made it and why it’s important to your family.
  • CONTRIBUTE on (visit This will give you the opportunity to win SFF 2015 event tickets and F&B vouchers.
  • Use the HASHTAGS: #SFF2015, #myfamilyssignaturedish, and #YourSingaporeFood in all social media posts.


Thanks to the SFF 2015 organising committee and Shangri-La Hotel Singapore,

I will be giving away TWO PAIRS of tickets to The Line Dinner Buffet at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore:

Dates of redemption: 1-5 Aug and 11 – 16 Aug 2015
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
Time: 6pm – 10.30pm

** Kindly note that there will be a special SG50+50 Dinner Buffet at The Line from 24 – 31 Jul 2015 featuring local delights prepared with a twist!

Tickets are valued at:

  • Mon/Wed/Sun: $76++
  • Tues/Thurs: $98++ (free-flow wine and juices)
  •  Fri/Sat: $88++

To participate, all you have to do is:

1. LIKE Gninethree’s FB page.
2. SHARE this post on your own Facebook page and TAG a friend.
3. POST ON INSTAGRAM a picture of your family’s signature dish and mention @gninethree, #myfamilyssignaturedish,#SFF2015, and #YourSingaporeFood in your caption.
(kindly ensure that your IG profile is public)

The giveaway will be open anyone who is currently residing in Singapore. All names will be put into a random generator so everyone has an equal chance of winning.  This giveaway ends on Tuesday, 21 Jul 15 at 2300H and the contest results are final.

Good luck! :)


Words by Crystal
Photography by GNineThree

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