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HungryGoWhere launches inaugural Eat-lections

Voters wanted for Singapore’s biggest people’s food choice awards 

Singapore, 14 January 2015 – HungryGoWhere, Singapore’s best known online destination for all things food-related, is calling on foodies to cast their votes for their favourite food and beverage (F&B) establishments in its inaugural Eat-lections. Voting is open to everyone from now till 4 February. 

Eat-lections – Singapore’s biggest people’s choice F&B awards will feature 26 awards across five categories – restaurants, hawkers, drinks, occasions and an overall best. 

The nominees were shortlisted based on what was trending on HungryGoWhere and across the F&B industry last year. They include many Singapore favourites, ranging from local classics like chicken rice and roti prata to traditional French, Italian and Japanese. The list also covers F&B that are growing in popularity like Modern Singaporean and whisky. (Refer to Annex 1 for details) 

Mr Matthew Whittingham, HungryGoWhere’s CEO, said: “It’s high time we give our millions of foodies here in Singapore the opportunity to vote for their favourites. HungryGoWhere Eat-lections is all about getting the people who live here, people we know who are deeply passionate about food, to crown their favourite food and drink spots across the island. I am very excited by this biggest ever food awards by the people.”

Let the voting begin! 

To make it easy for foodies to vote, a HungryGoWhere truck will ply popular food haunts like Maxwell Food Centre, Lau Pa Sat and Club Street on Friday, 16 January. Foodies can submit their votes to the HungryGoWhere travelling ambassadors or via www.hungrygowhere.com/awards

Foodies can vote across all categories and nominate their favourite establishments in Singapore even if it is not included in the shortlist. The top three nominees are shortlisted according to HungryGoWhere’s statistics of the top searched establishments and terms on HungryGoWhere. All nominees, including the top three listed, start out with zero votes. 

Mrs Gwee Guek Hwa, Director-Owner of Outram Park Ya Hua Rou Gu Cha, said: “We are excited that these awards are nominated by the public, and will do our best to win our customers over. A lot of love and labour goes into making our bak kut teh, and we hope to keep our customers happy by upholding the great taste of traditional bak kut teh.” 

Mr Gianluca Impemba, Managing Director of Etna Italian Restaurant, said: “Food and drink awards are important – it’s a reward for the good work that we have done, and especially important when winners are selected by the public. The Italian dining scene in Singapore is very competitive, and I believe our diners keep coming back for our authenticity.” 

Participating voters stand a chance to win attractive prizes such as dining vouchers worth up to S$336 for two at leading establishments such as Brunch Beats at The Westin Singapore’s Seasonal Tastes, The Line at Shangri-La Hotel, as well as One-Ninety Wood-fired Steaks and Seafood at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. 

The Eat-lections winners will be announced on 9 February.

 

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ANNEX 1

HUNGRYGOWHERE EAT-LECTIONS: CATEGORIES & AWARDS 

There are five categories and 26 awards that members of the public can vote for. 

 

Categories

Restaurants

Hawkers

Drinks

Occasions

Overall*

Awards

Chinese

1.  Hai Di Lao (Clarke Quay)

2.  Wah Lok

3.  Royal China at Raffles

 

Bak Kut Teh

  1. Hong Ji Claypot Bak Kut Teh
  2. Outram Park Ya Hua Rou Gu Cha
  3. Leong Kee Klang Bak Kut Teh

Cafe (coffee)

1.  Chye Seng Huat Hardware

2.  Chock Full of Beans

3.  Maison Ikkoku

 

Buffet

1. Carousel

2. Basilico

3. Chicken Up (Tanjong Pagar)

 

Best Restaurant

No shortlisted nominees

Japanese

  1. Teppei
  2. Fukuichi
  3. Chikuwa Tei

 

Chicken Rice

  1. Sin Kee
  2. Tian Tian
  3. Yet Con

Cocktail bar

  1. Maison Ikkoku
  2. Catalunya
  3. 28 Hong Kong Street

Brunch

  1. Lola’s Cafe
  2. Riders Cafe
  3. Arbite

Best New Restaurant

No shortlisted nominees

Italian

  1. Basilico
  2. Peperoni Pizzeria
  3. Etna

 

Nasi Lemak

  1. Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak
  2. Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak
  3. Nasi Lemak Kukus

 

Microbrewery

1.  Paulaner Brauhaus

2.  Brewerkz (Riverside Point)

3.  The Pump Room (Great World City)

Romantic

  1. The Clan Restaurant
  2. Otto Ristorante
  3. Aoki Restaurant

Best Hawker 

No shortlisted nominees

French

  1. Saveur (Bugis)
  2. Jaan
  3. Au Petit Salut

 

Prawn Mee

  1. Beach Road Prawn Mee Noodle House
  2. Blanco Court Prawn Mee
  3. Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles

Whisky Bar

1. Orihara Shoten

2. The Connoisseur Divan

3. Fine Spirits

 

Family-friendly

  1. Hai Di Lao (Clarke Quay)
  2. La Pizzaiola (Jalan Riang)
  3. Wen Dao Shi

Best New Hawker

No shortlisted nominees

Korean

  1. Ssikkek (Oriental Plaza)
  2. Wang Dae Bak (Amoy Street)
  3. 2D1N Soju Bang (Tanjong Pagar)

Roti Prata

  1. Sin Ming Roti Prata
  2. The Prata Place
  3. Prata Planet

 

 

Halal

  1. Carousel
  2. Vintage Delicafe
  3. West Co’z Cafe

 

**Most Reserved Restaurant

Modern Singaporean (Mod-Sin)

  1. Wild Rocket
  2. Ujong @ Raffles
  3. Immigrants Gastrobar

 

 

Dessert

  1. Wimbly Lu
  2. Tom’s Palette
  3. Hatter Street

 

Mexican

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  1. J’s
  2. Lucha Loco
  3. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

 

 

 

 

* This is a purely open category where there are no shortlisted nominees.

** This award is non-votable as results are gathered from HungryGoWhere’s reservation site.