Singapore Food Festival 2020 at Your Doorstep: Join FREE Food Tours and Online Masterclasses
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One of the biggest hobbies of Singaporeans is to EAT.

Crayon Shinchan eating junk food what is diet
Source: Tenor

High tea, buffets, or even durians.

You name it, we love it.

While most large-scale events are still put on hold due to current restrictions, we are happy that the inaugural Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is still going to happen!

The best thing is that most of its events would be held virtually, which means that we don’t even have to step out of our houses to enjoy the lineup of events.

Shiok or what?

As a true blue Singaporean, I love food.

But you know what I love more? 

The word ‘Free‘.

Yes, many of these events would be FREE.

excited adventure time jake
Source: TechCrunch

As part of the SingapoRediscovers Campaign, the Singapore Food Festival (Virtual Edition) will be held from 21 to 30 August 2020.

To ensure that the lineup is not only educational but also engaging, the event also offers food bundles and ingredient kits for us to cook along with the chefs.

Here are some amazing events that you can take part in!


TL;DR: Singapore Food Festival 2020 at Your Doorstep: Join FREE Food Tours and Online Masterclasses

What's OfferedWhat it includes Date
Free Online Masterclasses18 online masterclasses featuring chefs from around the world and online personalities21 to 30 August
Ingredients and Tasting BoxesIngredients to cook alongside chefs during the online masterclassesAvailable for purchase till 13 September
Food BundlesReady-to-eat food bundles created by participating restaurantsAvailable for purchase till 13 September
Exclusive Beverages, Baked Treats & MerchandiseExclusive beverages such as beer sets, cocktails and wine, artisanal bread and tarts, and SFF merchandise such as sambal chili and durian kayaAvailable for purchase till 13 September
Virtual and Physical Food ToursFree virtual food tours hosted by Chua Enlai

Physical food tours at Chinatown & Tanjong Pagar region, and Joo Chiat & Katong region
Virtual tours available on 21 August

Physical Tours TBC

Free Online Masterclasses With Famous Chefs

Singapore Food Festival 2020 Online masterclass with chefs
Source: Channel News Asia | YouTube

As compared to previous years, masterclasses will be held by famous chefs for free this year.

Ranging from a mixologist teaching cocktail preparation to cooking nasi padang, there will be 18 online masterclasses featuring chefs and online personalities.

Online MasterclassByFood FeaturedDateTimePresenter/Host
Traditional Ayam Gulai and other Warong Pariaman favouritesWarong PariamanTraditional Ayam Gulai21 August 3pmJumrin Isrin (Presenter)

Dr Leslie Tay - IeatIshootIpost Author (Host)
Brewerkz X SG Snacks: A Virtual TastingBrewerkzSFF Official Beer - Passion Gao Siew Dai21 August 5:30pmMitch Gribov & Jowyne Leong (Presenters)

Aiken Chia -Night Owl Cinematics (Host)
HolyCrab: Supper TreatsHolyCrabCod Fish Wok Fried Porridge21 August 9:30pmElton Seah & Joy Chen (Presenters)

Aiken Chia (Host)
Cooking with SambalViolet Oon SingaporeAyam Goreng Chilli & Udang Masak Lemak Nanas22 August11amViolet Oon (Presenter)

Wong Ah Yoke - ST Food Critic (Host)
Of Durian and Blue Cheese: A Tasting JourneyDurian Edition & The QuartersThe Premium Durian Tasting Kit22 August2:30pmDeming Chung & Sharlyn Lim (Presenters)

Maureen Ow - Miss Tam Chiak (Host)
The Unusually Singaporean Cocktail MasterclassNutmeg & CloveTimeless Classics & Singaporean Flavours cocktails22 August4:30pmColin Chia & Charmaine Thio (Presenters)

Aiken Chia (Host)
Regional 4-Hands Masterclass: 2FAST, 2DELICIOUS - HOKKS and CLAYSlake (Singapore) & Cibo (Philippines)Damn Easy Hokkien Mee & On-The-Spot Claypot22 August7pmMing Tan (SG) & Margarita Fores (PH) (Presenters)

Rosalyn Lee (Host)
Belgium to Singapore: My JourneySaint Pierre & Kingdom of BelgiansLaksa Mussels, paired with Wines23 August11amEmmanuel Stroobant & Alan Wong (Presenters)

Bharathi Rani (Host)
National Day Mini EclairsTarte by Cheryl KohNational Day Mini Eclairs and Calamansi Meringue Tart23 August 2pmCheryl Koh (Presenter)

Bharathi Rani (Host)
Patin Fish, Native Edibles and Cerana HoneyKausmoLocal Patin Fish23 August5:30pmisa Tang & Chew Shian (Presenters)

Rosalyn Lee (Host)
In Support of Local FarmingOdettePromenade A Singapour28 August3pmJulien Royer (Presenter)

Rosalyn Lee (Host)
Le P.B.S. Paris-SingapourOdetteLe P.B.S.28 August 4pmJulien Royer (Presenter)

Rosalyn Lee (Host)
Thank You for Smoking RibsBurnt Ends and MeatsmithChar Siew Smoked Ribs29 August11amDave Pynt & Eddie Goh (Presenters)

Bharathi Rani (Host)
The Do-Not-Miss Doughnut MasterclassBurnt EndsThe Milo Dinosaur Doughnut29 August 2:30pmDave Pynt & Teresa Tan (Presenters)

Bharathi Rani (Host)
SpiceSutra: Walking the Spice Routes of IndiaSong of India (Singapore) & Haoma (Thailand)The Laksa29 August7pmManjunath Mural (SG) & Deepanker Khosla (TH) (Presenters)

Rosalyn Lee (Host)
The Homely PeranakanCandlenutAyam Buah Keluak30 August11amMalcolm Lee (Presenter)

Dr Leslie Tay (Host)
The Wonderful World of KuehsMrs Kueh & Cooking ArtThe Traditional Kueh Kueh Platter30 August2pmJeremy Nguee & Claire Ariela Shen (Presenters)

Maureen Ow (Host)
The Farm To Table ExperienceScaledThe Nori Seabass Pasta30 August 5:30pmWong Jing kai & Jovan Lim (Presenters)

Maureen Ow (Host)

Purchase Ingredients and Tasting Boxes

Singapore Food Festival 2020 Ingredient kits and tasting boxes
Source: Singapore Food Festival

For those who wish to have active participation during these online masterclasses, there are ingredient kits and tasting boxes available for purchase.

Participants can not only watch their favourite chefs in action, but also virtually cook alongside them, and also smell and taste these dishes.

These ingredient boxes are also available for dishes that might not travel well, and would taste better when it is served right after cooking.

KitIncludesPrice (excludes delivery)In Conjunction With (Masterclass):
Brewerkz's Tasting Kit + SG Snacks1 x Brewerkz Passion Gao Siew Dai (330ml)

1 x Brewerkz Circuit Breaker (330ml)

1 x Brewerkz Afterburner (330ml)

1 x Brewerkz What The Helles (330ml)

1 x Brewerkz Resin Bomb (330ml)

1 x Brewerkz Bicentennial Ale (330ml)

4 to 6 SG local snacks
$55Brewerkz X SG Snacks: A Virtual Tasting
HolyCrab's Ingredients Kit1 x Unami Har Cheong Deep Fried Pork Belly

1 x Cantonese Pan Fried Cod Fish with Finger Scallions

1 x Savoury Wok Fried Porridge with Succulent Cod Fish
$120HolyCrab: Supper Treats
Nutmeg & Clove's Cocktail Ingredients KitNot listed on site$88The Unusually Singaporean Cocktail Masterclass
Slake's On-The-Spot Claypot + XOXO Crispy ChilliAs mentioned$32Regional 4-Hands Masterclass: 2FAST, 2DELICIOUS - HOKKS and CLAY
Slake's Damn Easy Hokkien Mee + XOXO Crispy ChilliAs mentioned$45
Slake's Damn Easy Hokkien Mee + On-The-Spot Claypot + XOXO Crispy ChilliAs mentioned$65
Slake's Damn Easy Hokkien Mee + On-The-Spot Claypot + XOXO Crispy Chilli + Umami Salt + Garlic ButterAs mentioned$88
Kausmo's Ingredients Kit1 x Local Patin Fish fillet, portioned and vacuumed packed

1 x Piece of Dried Fig Leaf

1 x Container of pre-washed meicai

1 x Container of garlic in oil, pre-fermented chilli and citrus

1 x Container of lemon juice and ahoney mixture

1x Container of herb medly (Ulam Raja leaves, wild pepper leaves, coriander leaves)
$35Patin Fish, Native Edibles and Cerana Honey
Candlenut's Ingredients Kit1 x Fresh local bone-in chicken

1 x Rempah (raw)

1 x Buah Keluak nut paste

1 x Sea salt

1 x Sugar

1 x Kaffir Lime Leaf

1 x Lemongrass

1 x Soaked buah keluak nut

1 x Tamarind water
$53.50The Homely Peranakan
Durian Edition Tasting PlatterBlack Thorn, MSW, Black Pearl, and Red Prawn

Durian Kaya Tasting Portion by duriancanboleh
From $38.00Of Durian and Blue Cheese: A Tasting Journey
Violet Oon's Sambals Kit1 x Goreng Chilli (230g)

1 x Sambal Bajak (230g)
$36Cooking with Sambal
Richfield Wine Tasting Kit (100ml glass vials) of 4 wines100ml glass vials each of

2018 Lungarotti Pinot Grigio Umbria Bianco IGT

2016 Querciabella Chianti Classico DOCG

2018 Schloss Vollrads Riesling SV SOmmer Riesling

2016 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs

Only 200 sets available, exclusively for this festival
$35-

Do note that there might be things to prepare on your end for these virtual cook-along sessions.

Singapore Food Festival 2020 virtual cooking sessions things to prepare
Source: Singapore Food Festival 2020

For DBS/POSB cardholders, these kits are available from 11 August onwards.

For all others, they will be available for purchase from 13 August onwards.

They will be available till 13 September, and can be purchased on their official website or via Shopee.

Psst… Don’t forget to use your best credit cards when purchasing these goodies to get more savings!

Purchase Food Bundles

Singapore food festival 2020 sambal dish
Source: Singapore Food Festival

For those who are lazy to cook (me included), fret not!

Food bundles are here to make our lives easier.

You can still enjoy delicious treats without having to sweat by your stove!

Food BundleIncludes Price (excludes delivery fee)
Holycrab Oriental Bacon Set for 21 x Umami Har Cheong Deep Fried Pork Belly

1 x Wok Hei Crab Fried Rice

1 x Crab Omelette
$52.90
Holycrab Cod Fish Set for 21 x Cantonese Pan Fried Cod Fish with Ginger Scallions

1 x Wok Hei Crab Fried Rice

1 x Crab Omelette
$82.90
Holycrab Oriental Bacon + Cod Fish Set for 41 x Umami Har Cheong Deep Fried Pork Belly

1 x Cantonese Pan Fried Cod Fish with Ginger Scallions

1 x Wok Hei Crab Fried Rice

1 x Crab Omelette

Sautéed White Clams in HolyCrab Sauce
$132.90
Holycrab Pimped Up Oriental Bacon Set + Crab for 21 x Umami Har Cheong Deep Fried Pork Belly

1 x Wok Hei Crab Fried Rice

1 x Crab Omelette

1 x Devil's Crab 1kg with Complimentary Mantous
$159.90
Holycrab Pimped Up Cod Fish Set + Crab for 21 x Cantonese Pan Fried Cod Fish with Ginger Scallions

1 x Wok Hei Crab Fried Rice

1 x Crab Omelette

1 x Devil's Crab 1kg with Complimentary Mantous
$189.90
Holycrab Pimped Up Bacon + Cod Fish + Crab Set for 41 x Umami Har Cheong Deep Fried Pork Belly

1 x Cantonese Pan Fried Cod Fish with Ginger Scallions

1 x Wok Hei Crab Fried Rice

1 x Crab Omelette

1 x Sautéed White Clams in HolyCrab Sauce

1 x Devil's Crab 1kg with Complimentary Mantous
$249.90
Kausmo 2-Course Lunch for 2Main:
Local Patin Chimichurri, Cerana Honey-fermented Chili & Citrus, or Buttery Puree & Curry leaf-spiced Parisienne Potatoes

Dessert: Kausmo Chocolate & Sage Sable Breton, Spent Coffee Mousse, Seasonal Brandied Fruits, or Native Edibles

1 x Hot Sauce
1 x Seasonal Compote
$150
Kausmo + Indigo Blue Kitchen Dinner for 2Not stated on site$110
Kausmo Artisanal Cheese Bundle1 Artisanal Cheese Block (100g each)

1 x Seasonal Compote

1 x Homemade Preserves
- Rosemary Almond
- Harissa Chips
$60
Candlenut Set Meal for 2

(Available from 30 Aug)
TBC$128.40
Candlenut Buah Keluak TartAs mentioned$26.75
Candlenut Sambal Belachan (100g)As mentioned$13.38
Odette Promenade A SingapourBouqet d'herbs, Kobyu and Pickled Tomatoes$68
Burnt Ends Bakery Milo Dinosaur Doughnuts

(Available from 21 August)
TBC$24
Violet Oon SFF Petit Feast1 x Tauhu Goreng

1 x Ayam Goreng Chili

1 x Udang Chili Padi Lemak Nanas

1 x Chap Chye
$125
A La Carte Nitro Durians (13 variants)Consist of MSW, Tekka, Red Prawn and D2 + Durian Kaya Tasting Portion by duriancanbolehFrom $28
Indigo Blue Kitchen Bakwan Kepiting2 handmade meatballs of mud crabs, prawns & minced pork in a chicken, pork & crustacean broth with bamboo shoots$21.40
Indigo Blue Kitchen DIY Popiah Set for 24 rolls of Indigo Blue's Signature Popiah$40.66
Indigo Blue Kitchen Otah Otah JantanFishballs and stuffed taupok, simmered in a rich mildly spiced turmeric curry with finely shredded turmeric leaves$17.12
Indigo Blue Kitchen Bubur Prawn PorridgeFreshwater Prawn Porridge, roasted prawn oil, fried garlic slivers and native herb medley$23.54
Indigo Blue Kitchen X Kausmo Dinner Set for 2Includes seafood produce (clams, mussels, prawns) and native-grown cresses$117.70

Similarly, these bundles will be available for purchase from 11 August onwards for POSB/DBS cardholders, and 13 August for all others.

Exclusive Beverages, Baked Treats & Merchandise

Singapore food festival beverages
Source: Singapore Food Festival

There will also be beverages exclusive to the event available for purchase.

Besides being able to sip on fine wine, one can look forward to having them accompanied by sweet treats from popular merchants such as Tarte by Cheryl Koh, or Odette.

Virtual and Physical Food Tours

Visit Singapore Joo Chiat Katong
Source: Visit Singapore

Interested to check out local food haunts along the streets of Singapore?

And at the comforts of your home?

Yes, please!

Hosted by the most entertaining Chua Enlai, you can join in these free immersive and interactive virtual tours where you get to uncover some of the secret foodie trails of Singapore.

In addition, you can also get to win exclusive prizes when you solve culinary riddles during this virtual tour!

The virtual tour will be starting on 21 August.

mr bean sign me up brows raising
Source: Tenor

For those who are looking to be part of a physical tour, there will be two upcoming ones for the Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar region, and the Joo Chiat and Katong region.

For the physical tours, it will be chargeable with limited slots available.

More details will be released in due time.

 

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