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HungryGoWhere

January 13, 2015 23:14 ET

HungryGoWhere Launches Inaugural Eat-lections

Voters Wanted for Singapore's Biggest People's Food Choice Awards

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Jan 13, 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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About HungryGoWhere
HungryGoWhere is Singapore's leading food and drink website providing a portfolio of services including business listings, editorial articles, user reviews, and online restaurant reservations. HungryGoWhere has its presence in Singapore and Malaysia, with over 100,000 user reviews, 20,000 listings and over 550 bookable restaurants in Singapore alone.

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 Hai Di Lao (Clarke Quay)
Wah Lok
Royal China at Raffles
  Bak Kut Teh Hong Ji Claypot Bak Kut Teh
Outram Park Ya Hua Rou Gu Cha
Leong Kee Klang Bak Kut Teh
  Cafe (coffee) Chye Seng Huat Hardware
Chock Full of Beans
Maison Ikkoku
  Buffet Carousel
Basilico
Chicken Up (Tanjong Pagar)
  Best Restaurant No shortlisted nominees
  Japanese Teppei
Fukuichi
Chikuwa Tei
  Chicken Rice Sin Kee
Tian Tian
Yet Con
  Cocktail bar Maison Ikkoku
Catalunya
28 Hong Kong Street
  Brunch Lola's Cafe
Riders Cafe
Arbite
  Best New Restaurant No shortlisted nominees
  Italian Basilico
Peperoni Pizzeria
Etna
  Nasi Lemak Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak
Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak
Nasi Lemak Kukus
  Microbrewery Paulaner Brauhaus
Brewerkz (Riverside Point)
The Pump Room (Great World City)
  Romantic The Clan Restaurant
Otto Ristorante
Aoki Restaurant
  Best Hawker No shortlisted nominees
  French Saveur (Bugis)
Jaan
Au Petit Salut
  Prawn Mee Beach Road Prawn Mee Noodle House
Blanco Court Prawn Mee
Wah Kee
Big Prawn Noodles
  Whisky Bar Orihara Shoten
The Connoisseur Divan
Fine Spirits
  Family-friendly Hai Di Lao (Clarke Quay)
La Pizzaiola (Jalan Riang)
Wen Dao Shi
  Best New Hawker No shortlisted nominees
  Korean Ssikkek (Oriental Plaza)
Wang Dae Bak (Amoy Street)
2D1N Soju Bang (Tanjong Pagar)
  Roti Prata Sin Ming Roti Prata
The Prata Place
Prata Planet
      Halal Carousel
Vintage Delicafe
West Co'z Cafe
  **Most Reserved Restaurant
  Modern Singaporean (Mod-Sin) Wild Rocket
Ujong @ Raffles
Immigrants Gastrobar
          Dessert Wimbly Lu
Tom's Palette
Hatter Street
   
  Mexican J's
Lucha Loco
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.

Contact Information

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    On behalf of HungryGoWhere:
    Chua Wei Wei
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    Abigail Ng
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