Going Global

The third edition of World Street Food Congress (WSFC) 2016, held from April 20-24, finally came to an end, and what a soiree it was. Organised by KF Seetoh – the founder of Makansutra group Singapore – in collaboration with the Philippines Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, Ayala Malls, and Bonifacio Global City, the event hosted 24 street food vendors from Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, the USA, and Thailand.
Among the 24 stalls, there were four Indonesian street food vendors that participated in WSFC 2016: Sate Maranggi Haji Yetty, Ayam Taliwang Bersaudara, Martabak Kota Barat (Makobar), and Warung Sunset Bbq Ribs Bali. As firm supporters of our culinary heritage, it was a delight to see our home-grown stalls becoming the most popular amongst all during the five-day jamboree, especially when Bali’s Warung Sunset was announced as achieving the record of selling 2,000 portions per day.
A total of 73,000 visitors descended upon the conference, which was held at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Manila. According to KF Seetoh, the great response from the general public proved that street food should never be underestimated.

Started her career as a food writer in 2012, Jessicha Valentina is the online editor of Good Indonesian Food. Jessicha has loved Sayur Asem since she was a wee kid and spends her free time trying to cook it.

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