Sunday, October 13, 2013

~ AMK Food Trail Hunt with Food Bloggers ~

It was purely a coincident that we signed up for the food trail hunt when we were having our lunch at AMK Central Food Centre. Didn't really realized when we were in for but our kids were pretty excited and looked forward to makan-ing.

Organised by Openrice, together with HUAWEI, We met up with 5 food bloggers where each of them will be leading one team for the food trail.  

Rules of the Game : Each team will have 2 HUAWEI phones and $60 to spend during the Food Hunt. Teams will be travelling to 5 different food centres around Ang Mo Kio Central in random sequence depending on the lot that was drawn in the envelopes.

At each location, teams must order 1 (or more) dish. Take photo or video of the food using Instagram on the HUAWEI phones provided. Hashtag and provide location to be qualified for points. Teams have to finish the food that was ordered before drawing lots for the next location.

Each photo earns 1 point, video earns 2 points and the team that return to the starting point will be awarded 5 points! Teams were given 3 hours to cover all the location and complete our tasks.  


We were placed under Miss Tam Chiak's team and the kids had the 'privilege' to draw the lots for our locations. Thanks to their 'lucky' hands, here was our 'running' sequence.

1. Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre (Blk 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10)
2. Mayflower Market & Food Centre (Blk 160/162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4)
3. Chong Boon Market & Food Centre (Blk 453A Ang Mo Kio Ave 10)
4. Teck Ghee Court Market & Food Centre (Blk 341, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1)
5. Ang Mo Kio Avenue Central Market & Food Centre (Blk 724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6)

We started our trail with a quick walk to Cheng San Market. Followed by taking a bus down to Mayflower Market. We were walking, running, perspiring, eating and busy taking photos and videos along our way. 

With $60 in our hands, we had to strategies and plan what we can eat the most with the least amount of money. 
Check out some of the food we ate :
Chicken rice, fishball noodles, Chee Cheong Fun, Chee Kuay, porridge, Bak Kut Teh, glutinous rice, yam cake, prawn mee, cheese fries, Cheng Teng, char kway tiao, carrot cake, muffin, rojak and more!

Dessert was our personal favourite! Grass Jelly with Longan
Mango with Longan

Denver & Gladys were very co-operative. Trying their best to eat, pose for photos and videos! They were not shy at all!

We ran all the way back and were the second team to return before 5pm. It was exhausting running with a full tummy. After calculating the points, we actually WON the food trail hunt with 53 points! That was unexpected news! The children were thrilled!

Special thanks to Miss Tam Chiak for leading the team, Thank you OpenRice for hosting the event. It was a tiring but rewarding experience.  


DerrickTan said...

wow congratulation! I didn't realise it was a race. I thought it was a leisure trail checking out different food centre and stalls.

Celine said...

Hope you and your kids had fun! :)

Phoebe said...

Hi Derrick, I did not realised it was a race either. Didn't expect the 5 locations to be so far either. hahaha

Hi Celine, nice to see so many food bloggers. The kids definitely had fun. :)

--andy-- said...

Congrats ! With Ms Tam Chiak, you have a higher chance as AMK is her food-hunting ground haha :)

cheers, Andy (SengkangBabies)

Phoebe said...

Hahah! I guess so too!

Treasure at Tampines said...

Future residents of Treasure at Tampines . Here's your reference :)

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