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Thursday, September 02, 2021

Newsletter: Singapore Food Festival returns with the theme ‘Savour Singapore In Every Bite’ on 27 Aug

08/29/2021 10:02:20 AM

Author's Note: Even with the pandemic, the good times of food never stops in Singapore. Everyone in the country is up for a treat as one of the most highly-anticipated festivals in the Singapore Food Festival returned for the 28th time.

Began last 27 August 2021, SFF will run until 12 September 2021. More information to check in the press release below.


For the Love of the SEA - Prawn Raja with simmered-rice 

The Singapore Food Festival (SFF), one of the most  highly-anticipated events on every foodie’s calendar, returns for its 28th edition over three  weekends from 27 August to 12 September 2021 with the theme ‘Savour Singapore In  Every Bite.’ The only festival in Singapore dedicated to local cuisine and F&B talent, it continues to innovate, bringing foodies more than 50 gastronomic and drinking experiences on a hybrid platform. This is double the number compared to last year’s virtual edition. 

An exciting breadth of live masterclasses, both free-to-view and paid, will bring international audiences up close and personal with some of the most well-known chefs in  Singapore’s culinary scene. Foodies can also work up an appetite through curated walking tours to indulge in culinary heritage and invention; peel back the layers to uncover new flavors through recipe videos and exclusive food bundles. And explore  Singapore through virtual experiences and docu-features. 
SFF 2021 is a highlight of SingapoReimagine, a campaign that invites travelers to experience new possibilities that redefine what Singapore offers. In line with  SingapoReimagine, SFF spotlights our diverse culinary culture and the people who keep it alive by offering global foodies the opportunity to reignite passions and experience travel anew through our hybrid offerings. 

Creamy and Spice Packed Curry Heaven - Devilled Prawn Curry 

Ms. Serene Tan, Director of Retail and Dining, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said: “True to its proud tradition, Singapore Food Festival 2021 showcases our vibrant culinary culture by spotlighting our people – from established and rising chefs to everyday culinary heroes,  wine experts, and mixologists. We are excited to bring SFF to global audiences this year,  inviting them to indulge in Singaporean cuisine and learn more about our multi-cultural heritage through food. More than ever, SFF is a testament to the innovation in Singapore’s  culinary scene and our reputation as a global culinary capital.” 

Program highlights 

This year’s festival lineup comprises four components: Live Masterclasses, Virtual  Food Experiences, Partner Events and Workshops, and SFF food merchandise. 

Sichuan Alley - Chef Pang

The Live Masterclasses offer viewers the rare opportunity to learn from some of 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 or sign up for intimate and interactive sessions with renowned chefs by joining another nine pay-to-view live masterclasses. The thrilling line-up of features top names in the F&B  scene in Singapore and around Asia, including: 

∙ 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 a four-hand collaboration with their rendition of an oyster omelet;  
∙ Chef Lim Hoe Gern of Laut and celebrity chef Thitid Tassanakajohn, the creative  mastermind behind Thailand’s one-Michelin star Le Du with their four-hands  collaboration dish – the umami-laden Prawn Raja; 
Laut 4-Hands with Le Du - Chef Lim Hoe Gern

The SingapoReimagine international campaign was launched in November 2020 by STB to rally local and global communities to reset and revive tourism while building the anticipation for travel to Singapore.

∙ Hawkerpreneur Douglas Ng of the Fishball Story will reveal the secrets behind his  handmade traditional Hakka yong tau fu (traditional Hakka dish consisting primarily of  tofu filled with ground meat mixture or fish paste); 

Chilli Crab Sichuan-ation - Mala Chilli Crab Noodles 

∙ Chef Jeremy Gillon of one Michelin-starred restaurant, JAG, will demonstrate the process of making tender ravioli  from scratch (pictured right);  

∙ Chef Maxine Ngooi of Tigerlily Patisserie will bring 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 Patisserie will present a unique goreng pisang (banana fritter)  dessert. 

Kotuwa - Chef Rishi Naleendra

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 favorite food talent on screen for a truly engaging experience. 
As part of SFF, there will also be Virtual Food Experiences in interactive formats for international festivalgoers. Take a deep dive into the ins-and-outs of innovative businesses such as Kok Fah Farm through a docu-feature, which takes foodies on tour around the soil and hydroponics farm, and recipe videos like Kitchen Insider: Sustenir,  which educate foodies on modern farming in Singapore, suggesting ways to incorporate local produce into everyday dishes, supercharging it with nutrition. Additionally, foodies can look forward to a journey of rediscovery as they feast their eyes on delectable dishes in the virtual food tours of Little India and Tiong Bahru presented by popular food host Nikki Muller.

Some of these virtual tours will also be presented in physical formats as part of Partner  Events held across the island. Foodies who love exploring can rediscover the rich culinary heritage ingrained in our land and immerse in idyllic foodie experiences through curated walking tours. Learn more about the colorful spices that go into Indian dishes at the 

Tong Heng paired with Kim Guan Guan Coffee - Ana and Jason

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 koi (coffee) suppliers. Check out the Singapore Vegan Festival, too, for 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, curated for vegans, the intrigued, and everybody else. Secret Suppers await those who are game, with secret menus by restaurants around Singapore from Little India and Joo Chiat to Chinatown and Kampong  Gelam.  

For a hands-on experience, SFF workshops are also available islandwide. Peel back the layers of kueh-making and try your hand at making the traditional red turtle cake Nyonya style at the Make your own Ang Ku Kueh Workshop by Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh, held at CapitaLand Bugis Town (Part of Bugis Street). Repurpose food waste at the Summer  Fruit Peel Popsicle and Jam Class and learn more about food upcycling when joining the WellSpent Workshop – both at Sunrice Academy. For cocktail lovers, Museum of Ice  Cream’s MOIC Cocktail and Ice Cream Pairing Workshop: Sips and Scoops will take you on a sweet journey to mix your own Hendrick’s Gin and ice cream cocktails.  

Foodies will also be treated to SFF Food.  

Merchandise. Local small-batch granola brand, Commish 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 (pictured left) is a unique rendition of the well-loved classic local dish. Paying tribute to the iconic pandan flavor that Singaporeans love, the LiHO TEA’s 

Old School Cool - Egg Tarts and Kopi Appreciation 

Singa-Pandan Lime and Singa-Pandan Shake will be available in LiHO stores in  Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, and Shanghai. 

Supporting SFF 2021  

Festivalgoers can check out www. Singapore food for a full list of activities. More details of SFF activities, including the full program, dates, images, and prices, can be found in the SFF 2021 Fact Sheet via this link. 

Author: slickmaster | © 2021 The SlickMaster's Files

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