Hybrid Singapore Food Festival 2021 Returns 27 August

Singapore Food Festival 2021 with Chef Maxine Ngooi of Tigerlily Patisserie
Singapore Food Festival 2021 with Chef Maxine Ngooi of Tigerlily Patisserie

Singapore Food Festival 2021 returns over three weekends from 27 August to 12 September 2021 with over 50 gastronomic and drinking experiences on a hybrid platform. The 28th annual event is a highlight of the SingapoRediscovers campaign and encourages locals to rediscover the breadth and depth of Singapore’s flavour tapestry, sustainability focused F&B experiences and new innovative takes on local cuisine. This festival is open to residents in Singapore as well as in other cities. Last year’s festival featured 22 live masterclasses and food tours.

This year’s line up features live masterclasses, virtual food experience, partner event and workshops and SFF food merchandise.

Live Masterclasses

Live MasterClasses on Singapore Food Festival 2021
Live MasterClasses on Singapore Food Festival 2021 – Hakka Hands with Hawkerpreneur Douglas Ng of the Fishball Story

Learn from some the best chefs, bartenders, and food personalities in Singapore’s culinary scene. Festival-goers can join the nine free-to-view live masterclasses hosted on SFF 2021’s Facebook page. Intimate and interactive sessions with renowned chefs in nine pay-to-view live masterclasses. Some of these masterclasses come with ingredient boxes and food bundles so you can purchase to be delivered in Bangkok, Chengdu, Manila and Singapore.

Ingredients for Oyster Omelette by Bjorn Shen of Artichoke and Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef JP Anglo of Sarsa 
Ingredients for Oyster Omelette by Bjorn Shen of Artichoke and Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef JP Anglo of Sarsa 
MasterChef Singapore 2018 judge Bjorn Shen of Artichoke and Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef JP Anglo of Sarsa from the PhilippinesA four-hands collaboration with their rendition of an oyster omelette
Chef Lim Hoe Gern of Laut and celebrity chef Thitid Tassanakajohn, the creative mastermind behind Thailand’s one-Michelin star Le DuA four-hands collaboration dish – the umami laden Prawn Raja
Hawkerpreneur Douglas Ng of the Fishball StoryHandmade traditional Hakka yong tau fu (traditional Hakka dish consisting primarily of tofu filled with ground meat mixture or fish paste)
Chef Jeremy Gillon of one Michelin-starred restaurant JAGDemonstrate the process of making tender ravioli from scratch
Chef Maxine Ngooi of Tigerlily Patisserie A twist to the babka loaf, with a stuffing of aromatic buah keluak rempah (spice blend of the seeds of the buah keluak fruit)
Pastry expert Mohammed Al-Matin of Le Matin PatisserieA unique goreng pisang (banana fritter) dessert

Virtual Food Experiences

Take a deeper dive into the ins and outs of innovative businesses such as Kok Fah Farm through a docu-feature. Tour around the soil and hydroponics farm and recipe videos like Kitchen Insider:Sustenir which educates foodies on modern farming in Singapore. Go on virtual food tours of Little India and Tiong Bahru with popular host Nikki Muller.

Partner Events and Workshops

Partner Events let you learn more about the colourful spices that go into Indian dish 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 coffee suppliers.

The Singapore Vegan Festival offers 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.

Secret Suppers offer secret menus by restaurants around Singapore from Little India and Joo Chiat, to Chinatown and Kampong Gelam.

Ji Xiang Ang Gu Kueh
Ji Xiang Ang Gu Kueh

Go hands-on with SFF Workshops. Make your own Ang Ku Kueh by Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh will be held at CapitaLand Bugis Town or repurpose food waste at the Summer Fruit Peel Popsicle and Jam Class or learn about food up cycling when you join the WellSpent Workshop at Sunrice Academy. Mix your own Hendrick’s Gin and ice cream cocktails at the Museum of Ice Cream Cocktail and Ice Cream Pairing Workshop: Sips and Scoops.

SFF Food merchandise

Old Seng Choon Nyonya Sambal Nasi Lemak Cookies.
Old Seng Choon Nyonya Sambal Nasi Lemak Cookies. (Old Seng Choon photo)

Local small-batch granola brand, Nommish has partnered with Kim Guan Guan to present Kopi Granola and their own rendition of Milo Granola – the Malted Chocolate Granola. Home of Singaporean inspired cookies, Old Seng Choong has developed Nyonya Sambal Nasi Lemak Cookies, which is a unique rendition of the well-loved classic local dish. Paying tribute to the iconic pandan flavour that Singaporeans love, the LiHO TEA’s Singa-Pandan Lime and Singa-Pandan Shake, will be available in LiHO stores in Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, and Shanghai.

Check out www.singaporefoodfestival.sg for a full list of activities.

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