Boba Egg Tarts, Salted Egg Instant Noodles, and Pandan Shake at the Singapore Food Festival
Nasi Briyani by Foodie Story. (PHOTO: STB)
Nasi Briyani by Foodie Story. (PHOTO: STB)

Returning for its 28th edition, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is taking place over three weekends from 27 August to 12 September 2021 with the theme ‘Savour Singapore In Every Bite’. Expect masterclasses, food bundles, food tours, and various SFF merchandise.

For wannabe Masterchefs and aspiring home cooks, check out the free-to-view and paid live masterclasses. SFF seeks to bring local and international audiences up close and personal with some of the most well-known chefs in Singapore’s culinary scene.

There are 18 free live masterclasses to choose from, where festival-goers can learn from Chef Lim Hoe Gern of Laut, Chef Ariff Zin of Rumah Makan Minang, Chef Jeremy Gillon of one Michelin-starred restaurant JAG and more. Free-to-view sessions will be hosted on SFF 2021’s Facebook page.

For the paid masterclasses, physical participation at The Refectory and virtual participation on Zoom are both available. Paid live masterclasses will also be available for public viewing on their Facebook page at 9 AM the day after they have been streamed.

Going beyond Singapore, selected masterclasses will also offer ingredient boxes and food bundles that participants can purchase and get delivered to their doorstep in Singapore, Bangkok, Chengdu, and Manila.

Foodies can also work up an appetite through curated walking tours. For example, 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 the brewing and roasting of one of Singapore’s oldest coffee suppliers.

As this festival is dedicated to local cuisine and F&B talent, SFF Food Merchandise will also bring forth collaborations with brands for that uniquely Singaporean taste.

Jumbo Black Pepper Crab Spice. (PHOTO: STB)
Jumbo Black Pepper Crab Spice. (PHOTO: STB)

Popular bubble tea brand Liho will offer the Singa-Pandan Shake (from S$5.90) and Singa-Pandan Lime (from S$4.30) from 27 August to 8 October in Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, and Shanghai stores.

Nissin and Irvin will also be collaborating for SFF, launching the Salted Egg Flavour Instant Noodle Bowl (S$2.95). The noodle bowl will consist of mee pok noodle, and savoury salted egg seasoning topped off with spring onion and egg crumbs, available in major supermarkets from September 2021.

From Tong Heng, a bakery specialising in traditional Chinese pastries, a spin on the brand’s classic egg tart brings forth the Boba Egg Tart and the Peach Gum Egg Tart sets (S$17.50). The former features Tong Heng’s classic egg tart topped with passionfruit and lychee pops, paired with white boba, and the latter will feature peach gum topping, drizzled with sweet rock sugar sauce cut with hawthorns. You should try salted egg instant noodles at a food festival, the Finishing salts at the noodles and other recipes taste amazing. You must try it if you ever go to singapore food festivals.

Local small-batch granola brand, Nommish, has partnered with Kim Guan Guan to present Kopi Granola (S$9) and their own rendition of Milo Granola – the Malted Chocolate Granola (S$9).

Festival-goers can check out the SFF website for a full list of activities, food bundles, and merchandise.