For the month of June and July, LEGO Singapore is indulging everyone with these delectable Singaporean food culture mini-builds as part of their Cities of Wonders campaign.
They are designed by Singapore’s only LEGO Certified Professional, Nicholas Foo, and the unifying theme centers around the country’s love for delicious food.
The other countries that are also involved in this campaign are Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia who have their own respective mini-build sets to collect.
Each of the five Singapore Limited Edition Food Culture Mini-Builds is redeemable with a minimum purchase of $80 on any LEGO product(s) in a single receipt.
Once you have made your purchase, there will be a make-and-take counter where you get to construct the mini-build on the spot and bring it home.
This is the first mini-build redemption is the food cart that was the center of Singapore’s street food culture. Back in the 1960’s, kerbside cuisine was at the height of its popularity as these stalls were cheap and easy to maintain.
The cart is mobile too which means that you could move from one location to another with relative ease. Think of this as the precursor to the food trucks of our modern generation.
Date: Friday; 2nd June to 18th June 2017
Location: Parkway Parade Shopping Center; Parkway Parade B1 Airwell, 80 Marine Parade Rd, Parkway Parade, Singapore 449269
Opening Hours: 1030am to 10pm
Kaya toast is one of Singapore’s most traditional breakfast which consists of a cup of coffee (or “kopi” as we call it), a pair of soft-boiled eggs and toast with a kaya / butter spread.
“Kaya” is actually the Malay word for Coconut and the spread is made from a combination of coconut and egg flavoured with pandan leaf (pandanus extract) and sweetened with sugar.
There is a very unique Singaporean behaviour when it comes to eating at a hawker center or food court is that we use packets of tissue to reserve our place at the table while we purchase our meals.
The word “Chope” is a local colloquialism that means “to reserve”. The mini-build is a very accurate depiction of a dining venue at a typical hawker center / food court in Singapore with the 1×2 colours tiles representing the tissue packets.
The chilli crab is one of the more famous dishes to come out of this tiny island country.
Mud crabs are usually used in for this dish and they are stir-fried in a semi-thick, sweet and savoury tomato and chilli based sauce which contrary to popular belief, is not very spicy.
“Nonya Kueh” is essentially snack and dessert food that can be made up of rice or glutinous rice and have its origins in Indonesia.
This mini-build is a selection of a typical serving of “kueh” which includes “Kueh Lapis” (Layered); “Kueh Talam”, “Kueh Bingka”, “Sagu Melaka” (Sago) and “Ang Gu Kueh” (Red tortoise cake)