SINGAPORE: Visitors to Restaurant Asia 2021 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre will be able experience the authentic taste of Sarawak from Nov 18-20.
Restaurant Asia is a one-stop sourcing platform for the finest ingredients to service the restaurant and catering industry in Singapore.
Hence, the products on display will include the iconic Sarawak Laksa paste, soft shell crab, bird’s nest, smoked fish sambal, Borneo honey, Kenyalang coloured highland rice, local teas and a large range of the already famous Sarawak pepper products.
“The timing is just perfect for Sarawak to secure new export orders as it coincides with the announcement that Kuching has attained recognition as a Unesco Creative City of Gastronomy.
“On top of that, we are delighted that six industry representatives will be joining us in person at our first public exhibition since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and 20 companies have provided product samples and information for our stand,” said Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (STATOS) trade and investment manager TC Tan.
Also, he disclosed that some of the products on display are already available in Singapore but others such as Bakery Fats and Terung Asam (sour eggplant) are seeking first time export contracts.
STATOS will also provide free physical booth space and online marketing via the virtual exhibition for eligible Sarawak food production companies interested in participating in the event.
“This exhibition is yet another platform for STATOS to facilitate and support our small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) to broaden their business exposure to international markets. We are always looking for new products to showcase to the world.
“Hence, those who may have missed out on Restaurant Asia 2021 are encouraged to make contact with STATOS.
“There are many more events coming up and STATOS can also link companies with export ready products directly with potential buyers once we have access to their catalogues and samples,” said STATOS chief executive officer Chew Chang Guan.
The said event is organised by the Restaurant Association of Singapore in partnership with Conference and Exhibition Management Services, and it incorporates the International ‘Coffee Tea Asia’, ‘Café Asia’, and ‘Sweets and Bakes Asia’ 2021 events.