Singapore Food Festival 2021 returns from Aug 27 to Sep 12

Look forward to a variety of programmes, immersive experiences, and feasting on local food.

Sitoh Shanice

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Published: 12 August 2021, 1:35 PM

Singapore Food Festival (SFF) returns for it’s 28th edition this Aug 27 and will take place across various locations in Singapore. It is the only festival in Singapore dedicated to local cuisine and F&B talent, and will run till Sep 12.

With the theme for this year’s SFF being “Savour Singapore in Every Bite”, it will honour generations of food heritage and showcase culinary creations that enhance the Singaporean cuisine.

It would also be the first time the festival would be going hybrid, as it invites both local and international audiences to dive into Singapore’s rich culinary landscape online and in-person.

The festival comprises four components – live masterclasses, virtual food experiences, SFF food merchandise and partner events and workshops.

Live masterclasses

The Live masterclasses offer viewers an exclusive chance to learn from the best chefs, bartenders, and food personalities in Singapore’s culinary scene.

18 live masterclasses will be held in celebration of SFF. Nine will be free-to-view on the SFF Facebook page while the other nine live paid masterclasses will be available for both physical or virtual participation with ingredient kits.

The thrilling line-up 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.


Singapore Food Festival 2021 returns from Aug 27 to Sep 12 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. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE FOOD FESTIVAL


Paid live masterclasses will be available for public viewing on the SFF Facebook page at 9am the day after they have been streamed.

Virtual food experiences

There will also be virtual food experiences in interactive formats for both local and international festival-goers.

It includes a docu-feature of innovative business Kok Fah Farm, where viewers can take a deeper dive into the ins-and-outs of the farm as they embark on a tour around their soil and hydroponics farm.

Viewers can also enjoy recipe videos like Kitchen Insider: Sustenir, which educates on modern farming in Singapore, suggesting ways to incorporate local produce into nutritious everyday dishes.


Nikki Muller Little india tiong bahru
Join popular food host Nikki Muller as she takes you on a fresh look at the way Singapore does food. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE FOOD FESTIVAL


Nikki would take viewers on a virtual tour around Little India and Tiong Bahru to discover and feast on delectable dishes that you might have never known about.

Some of these virtual tours will also be presented in physical formats as part of Partner Events and Workshops held across Singapore.

Partner events and workshops

Those who love exploring can rediscover Singapore’s culinary heritage by immersing in events through curated walking tours.

Festival goers can learn and uncover the history and heritage behind the brewing and roasting of one of Singapore’s oldest kopi (coffee) suppliers at the Kim Guan Guan Factory Tour.

The Singapore Vegan Festival is umbrellaed under SFF too, featuring local vegan food tours and limited-period plant-based menus across leading vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in Singapore.

Workshops are also available island-wide for a more hands-on experience.


Make your own ang ku kueh workshop ji xiang singapore food festival bugis pernakan
Savour a variety of Peranakan delicacies while learning more about the Peranakan culture and heritage. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE VEGAN FESTIVAL


Workshops include the Make your own Ang Ku Kueh Workshop by Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh, where Participants can attempt making the traditional red turtle cake Nyonya style at CapitaLand Bugis Town.

For cocktail lovers, you can even mix your 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.

Food merchandise

Foodies will also be able to purchase SFF food merchandise. Home of Singaporean inspired cookies, Old Seng Choong has developed Nyonya Sambal Nasi Lemak Cookies, a unique rendition of the well-loved classic local dish.

You can also treat yourself to Kopi Granola by local small-batch granola brand, Nommish and local coffee purveyor Kim Guan Guan.


Kopi Granola nommish kim guan guan
The Kopi Granola contains whole-rolled oats, buckwheat groats, almonds, and walnuts imbued with crushed coffee beans and caramelised coffee powder. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE FOOD FESTIVAL


LiHO TEA has also come out with a 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, check out the SFF website here.

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