Into its 28th edition, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) will take place in a hybrid format for the first time over three weekends from August 27 to September 12.
With the theme Savour Singapore In Every Bite, SFF 2021 will feature more than 50 gastronomic and drinking experiences on a hybrid platform – double the number compared to last year’s virtual edition.
This year’s festival line-up comprises four components: live masterclasses, virtual food experiences, partner events and workshops, and SFF food merchandise.
A range of live masterclasses, some free-to-view and others pay-to-view, will feature renowned chefs, bartenders, and food personalities on Singapore’s culinary scene. 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.
The festival will also showcase virtual food experiences in interactive formats, including a docu-feature spotlighting Kok Fah Farm, a 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.
There will also be 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 can 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 one of Singapore’s oldest kopi (coffee) suppliers.
For a hands-on experience, SFF workshops will also be held islandwide. Foodies can try their 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. Cocktail lovers can learn how to mix their own Hendrick’s gin and ice cream cocktails at the Museum of Ice Cream’s MOIC Cocktail and Ice Cream Pairing Workshop: Sips and Scoops.
Exclusive SFF food merchandise will also be available for purchase. 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. Meanwhile, local bakery Old Seng Choong has created Nyonya Sambal Nasi Lemak Cookies, a unique rendition of the classic local dish.
Paying tribute to the iconic pandan flavour that Singaporeans love, bubble tea brand LiHO Tea will push out two new drinks, Singa-Pandan Lime and Singa-Pandan Shake, which will be available in LiHO stores in Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, and Shanghai.
For the full list of activities, visit singaporefoodfestival.sg.