Singapore Food Festival 2021 – Savour Singapore in Every Bite!

The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is BACK and the 2021 edition is bigger and better than ever! Our love for makan means we’re always going to find ways to celebrate our Singaporean foodie culture 🙌🏼. That’s why SFF 2021 will be held in a hybrid format for the first time ever and will run between 27 August to 12 September!

There is an absolute plethora of activities and experiences, both online and in-person, to satisfy the foodie in you. Everything from interactive gastronomic experiences like Live Masterclasses and Virtual Food Tours to Exclusive Experiences and even time limited SFF 2021 food merchandise too! This means you can get the insider experience no matter where you are enjoying SFF 2021 from!

You can head to SingaporeFoodFestival.sg for full details and to sign-up for the SFF events. But let me give you the a little taste of what you can expect to enjoy!

The Padang-Style Burrito (image from SFF)
Chef Ariff Zin (image from SFF)
(image from SFF)

First up are the Live Masterclasses and there are a total of EIGHTEEN Live Masterclasses for you to enjoy this SFF 2021! They’re being split into 9 free-to-view (on the Singapore Food Festival Facebook page) and 9 paid Live Masterclasses where you can either participate in-person at The Refectory and virtually via Zoom (and they’ll send the ingredients kit to you to cook along at home!). You can check out the full list HERE ok!

At the top of my list is The Padang-Style Burrito Live Masterclass being helmed by Chef Ariff Zin from the legendary Rumah Makan Minang! I love the food at Rumah Makan Minang and I also love a good burrito and am super stoked to try this one! Combining the flavours of Ayam Gulai, Acar Padang and laced with Balado Ijo and Rendang sauce into a burrito – sign me up! 😀

The Padang-Style Burrito Live Masterclass will be held on 27 August, Friday at 5pm.

Bun Cha Taco ft Omnimeat (image from SFF)
(image from SFF)

Here’s another Live Masterclass I’m looking forward to – the #KIAPTOGETHER session! We’ll be preparing Bun Cha Taco with Omnimeat as the key ingredient. Best part is that Omnimeat is certified Halal! Look like more fusion is on the cards with the Bun Cha Taco incorporating some Thai and Western influences here.

The #KIAPTOGETHER Bun Cha Taco Live Masterclass will be held on 12 September, Sunday at 5pm.

That’s something I love about these SFF 2021 Live Masterclasses… we get the expertise to guide us along but we also get to tweak the recipe to make it suitable for our own custom dietary requirements! I have already spotted some other interesting Live Masterclasses where I can make my own adjustments to the ingredients and make it Halal and also healthy! That’s right – I’m looking at you Buah Keluak Babka Baking Bash and The Boyster Omelette 👀 Just swap some ingredients to Halal ones and you get to enjoy the experience too!

Even for the Free-to-View Live Masterclasses, you can purchase ingredient kits or food bundles so you can either participate in the fun or just enjoy the fun of eating the finished product 😝. Prices vary and are very affordable! Check out the full list and sign up HERE ASAP.

And speaking of Free-to-View…

There’s plenty of content that already available for your viewing pleasure at www.singaporefoodfestival.sg! They’ve got exclusive content such as Behind the Brand: Kim Guan Guan, Kitchen Insider: Sustenir, Kitchen Insider: KitchenAid, Recipe Video: OmniMeat and even a Kok Fah Guided Farm Tour too.

But my personal favourite has got to be the Virtual Food Tours where host Nikki Muller brings us on a virtual look-see around Tiong Bahru and Little India! It’s interactive so you get to make a few choices as you go along. You’re in for some great insight into places you think you may be familiar with. There’s actually so much more to experience. Case in point – the Yakader Dum Briyani and more at Tekka Market 😁.

Saturday Guided Walking Tour of Kampong Gelam (image from The Halal Food Blog)
image from The Halal Food Blog
Heritage Tour of Little India (image from Klook)
(image from Klook)
Kok Fah Guided Farm Tour (image from Klook was snapped pre-Covid)
DIY Picnic Setting with Specially Curated Local Delights (image from Klook)

If you’re looking for something that allows you explore the great outdoors for new experiences, look no further than the specially curated Exclusive Experiences! They’ve got plenty to choose from but the ones that caught my eye are…

  • Saturday Guided Walking Tour of Kampong Gelam which is a great opportunity to learn about the rich heritage of the area including the culture plus even some historical sites where the Royal Palace once stood. Needless to say, there are plenty of Instagram-worthy sights along the way before you enjoy a feast at Bib Gourmand recipient Hjh Maimunah! (sign up HERE!)
  • Heritage Tour of Little India will take us on a journey through these culturally rich streets. There’s plenty to explore and learn about including the rich history of Little India. You might even pick up a tip or two about Indian spices and cuisine. Amazing sights and smells abound for sure! (sign up HERE!)
  • DIY Picnic Getaway with Speciality Curated Local Delights allows you to take a time-out where everything is settled for you! A comfortable picnic setup is all ready for you plus a specially curated menu which features some local delights (Halal of course!). Enjoy a chillaxing time without the hassle and worry that would normally come with 😀 (sign up HERE!)
  • Kok Fah Guided Farm Tour takes us to the rustic corner of Lim Chu Kang. Learn more about modern farming techniques like Hydroponics. You’ll even get to sample some goodies from their greenhouse like Lettuce and Aloe Vera! Perfect for nature lovers and definite one I’d love to bring the kids to! (sign up HERE!)

There are plenty more Klook Exclusive Experiences which you may very well fancy. Other options include Kim Guan Guan Factory Tour (great for coffee lovers!) and Trishaw Uncle Clarke Quay Route with Durian Edition Picnic Set among others. Check out the full list HERE ok!

Modern Takes on Traditional Plates! By V-ZUG (image from SFF)

There are also plenty of cooking workshops happening throughout Singapore Food Festival 2021. Fancy trying your hand at something new or perhaps looking for a tip or two for a twist on tradition?

I spotted the Modern Takes on Traditional Plates – Malay Cuisine edition with V-Zug which looks really interesting! Join the expert chefs as they explore techniques on how to jazz up some traditional Malay cuisine elements. Try a new take on classics like Ayam Goreng Berempah and Compressed Rice Cake with Bonito Sambal 🔥.

Other workshops include Other workshops include Kueh Workshops by Rainbow Lapis, Durian Edition x KitchenAid Workshop and even Summer Fruit Peel Popsicle & Jam Class at The WellSpent Workshops. Check out the full list of workshops HERE.

SFF Box (image from SFF)

Last but definitely not least, I simply have to tell y’all about the Singapore Food Festival Product Exclusives. That’s right – you can only get these products during SFF 2021!

Some really interesting finds including Nommish’s Kopi Granola, Fupi’s Nyonya Laksa Fupi Beancurd Skin Crisps, Singapore Traditional Coffee & Tea and loads more!

You can check out the whole range of products available HERE!

You also stand a chance to win a special SFF Box when you participate with your Singapore Food Festival Passport! Find full details HERE and be sure to rack up and redeem those points for great rewards during SFF 2021!

 

There is so much exciting stuff in store for this year’s Singapore Food Festival that I can’t wait! Don’t forget – it’s being held from 27 August to 12 September so mark your calendars!

You can access your SFF 2021 experiences and more at www.singaporefoodfestival.sg – be sure to bookmark it! You can also follow all the action o the official Singapore Food Festival Facebook and Instagram pages too. Be sure to share your SFF memories with us by tagging @Visit_Singapore and @SingaporeFoodFestival and including the hashtags #SingaporeFoodFestival, #SingapoRediscovers and #SingapoReimagine in your social media posts ok! 💪🏼

See y’all there at Singapore Food Festival 2021! 😀

 

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