Foodies mark your calendars! The Singapore Food Festival returns for its 28th edition over three weekends from 27 August to 12 September 2021 with the theme ‘Savour Singapore In Every Bite’. The Singapore Food Festival is the only festival in Singapore dedicated to local cuisine and F&B talent and this year it is bringing foodies more than 50 gastronomic and drinking experiences on a hybrid platform!
Foodies can work up an appetite and uncover new flavours through masterclasses, take curated walking tours, and explore Singapore through virtual experiences and docu-features.
Masterclasses at The Singapore Food Festival
Locals can attend a series of live masterclasses with some of the most well-known chefs in Singapore’s culinary scene. There are nine free-to-view live masterclasses hosted on Singapore Food Festival 2021’s Facebook page and festival-goers can sign up for intimate and interactive sessions with renowned chefs by joining the nine pay-to-view live masterclasses.
Selected masterclasses will also offer ingredient boxes and food bundles that participants can purchase and get delivered to their doorstep in Bangkok, Chengdu, Manila and Singapore, allowing them to cook up a storm with their favourite food talent on screen for a truly engaging experience.
Some exciting classes to look forward to including one with MasterChef Singapore 2018 judge Bjorn Shen of Artichoke and Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef JP Anglo of Sarsa from the Philippines, who will be presenting their rendition of an oyster omelette.
Chef Maxine Ngooi of Tigerlily Patisserie will be bringing a twist to the babka loaf, with a stuffing of aromatic buah keluak rempah (spice blend of the seeds of the buah keluak fruit).
Hawkerpreneur Douglas Ng of the Fishball Story will also walk participants through the secret of handmade traditional Hakka Yong Tau Fu.
Virtual and onsite food tours at Singapore Food Festival
As part of the Singapore Food Festival, there will also be Virtual Food Experiences in interactive formats for festival-goers to attend on-site on online.
Go on virtual food tours presented by popular food host, Nikki Muller to well-loved places such as Little India and Tiong Bahru. Some of these virtual tours will also be presented in physical formats as part of Partner Events held across the island.
Learn more about the colourful spices that go into Indian dishes at the Heritage Tour of Little India, or embark on the Kim Guan Guan Factory Tour, to uncover the history and heritage behind the brewing and roasting of one of Singapore’s oldest kopi suppliers.
Singapore Vegan Festival
For those who are vegan, the Singapore Vegan Festival will feature local vegan food tours, talks and panel discussions featuring local and international expert speakers. Indulge in limited period plant-based menus across leading vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in Singapore.
Experiences at Singapore Food Festival
For those looking for a hands-on experience, Singapore Food Festival workshops will be conducted islandwide. Try your hand at making the traditional red turtle cake at the “Make your own Ang Ku Kueh Workshop” by Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh. Festival-goers can also learn more about food upcycling and repurposing food waste at the Summer Fruit Peel Popsicle and Jam Class.
Singapore Food Festival Food Treats
The Singapore Food Festival will also be a place for foodies to get treats from local brands such as local small-batch granola in unique flavours such as Kopi Granola and Milo Granola. There are also interesting snacks such as Nyonya Sambal Nasi Lemak Cookies and drinks such as Singa-Pandan Lime and Singa-Pandan Shake.
For more information and the full list of activities, visit the Singapore Food Festival website here.