Singapore Food Festival 2022 highlights return on August 24
The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is bringing back its Food Village for 2022, along with masterclasses, tours and special dishes from August 24.
Until September 11, there will be a Festival Village for the first time since the pandemic. The Singapore Tourism Board event will also feature free virtual masterclasses by established chefs, behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive menus by participating restaurants.
“This year, SFF is coming back under very different circumstances,” said Guo Teyi, director of retail and catering, Singapore Tourism Board. “Our borders have reopened and restrictions have eased, allowing us to bring back the highly anticipated physical festival lineup. Festival-goers can once again immerse themselves in the rich and creative culture and culinary talents of Singapore.
Other activities during the festival include a nine-course dinner and cocktail reception, a party led by Burnt Ends, sustainability experiences and overseas connections, all under the theme of Real Foodies Only.
“It’s about bringing good food for serious foodies,” Guo said. Read on to find out more.
What to expect at Singapore Food Festival 2022
Festival Village will bring together more than 25 food and beverage brands at the Bayfront Event Space from August 31 through September 11. Highlights include Jelebu Dry Laksa, which will serve its signature dish with Boston lobster and tiger prawns, beef rendang slider from The Feather blade and plant-based Golden Chilli Crab Burger from The Goodburger food truck and Blue Lotus Eating House. The Michelin Bib Gourmand One Prawn & Co stand will also present a seafood bisque with ngoh hiang from the historic brand Hock Lian Huat.
The Village Chef Arena will feature a nine-course dinner created by chefs in SFF’s virtual masterclasses as well as a Martell N oblige cocktail created by No Sleep Club’s head bartender Juan Yi Jun. Those looking for hands-on experiences can enjoy workshops including spice mixing led by traditional spice stand Jeya Spices and Thermomix tips from cookbook author Annie Xavier.
Exclusive festival dishes
Restaurants joining SFF will create unique dishes to celebrate the festival. Among them, the Italian restaurant Dopo Teatro with its sambal goreng pizza, the curry bagelwich from Two Men Bagel House, the Indian Fried Chicken Sandwich from Park Bench Deli and the Nasi Lemak Taco from Mezcla.
For sweets, Tanglin Cookhouse will present its D24 Durian Croissant, and Liho will offer the Snow Mountain Kaya Milk Green Tea. Savor halia ice cream from The Ice Cream & Cookie Co., plus Creamier’s guava sorbet with tart plum powder.
Visits and workshops
Go behind the scenes to see how food and drink are created with tours and workshops held during SFF. Local gin brand Brass Lion will offer insight into their distillery and showcase the botanicals used to make their Singapore dry gin, as well as host a plant-based gin and cheese pairing session with Nut Culture. Discover how the country raises its seafood with urban fish farms Atlas Aquaculture and Blue Aqua, which organize trips to their high-tech land farms.
Free cooking classes
Learn from the region’s top culinary masters with SFF’s free virtual masterclasses. Rempapa’s Damian D’Silva will teach how to make Peranakan fishcakes, and Han Li Guang from Labyrinth will team up with Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn from Bangkok’s Le Du to make pepper-crusted pork cheek bak kut teh. Viewers can either tune in for free or cook alongside the chefs by purchasing food kits at SFF market.
Festival-goers can take part in side events, including the Singapore Vegan Festival and Feed 9 Billion Singapore Restaurant Week, both of which offer sustainable, healthy food options and plant-based innovations. SFF has also partnered with Airbnb Experiences to offer three workshops, including making cold brew coffee with locally roasted beans. In Dempsey Hill, the one-star Michelin restaurant Burnt Ends will bring neighboring restaurants together for a party.
For a taste of home abroad, SFF is expanding its celebration to 13 countries, including a four-handed dinner in the Philippines by Labyrinth Chef Han and Chef Chele Gonzales of Gallery by Chele. In Malaysia, there will be pop-ups in Singapore in August at select bars and restaurants in the Klang Valley, and an event at The Tiffin at The Yard in Kuala Lumpur over two weekends in September.
In the UK, Singapore’s popular zi char restaurant KEK Seafood will collaborate with UK burger chain Honest Burger on a grain chicken burger, while Singapore’s Off Day Beer will partner with UK brewery Northern Monk on a limited edition craft beer.
Singapore Food Festival 2022
August 24 – September 11, 2022
August 31 – September 11, 2022
Weekday tickets: S$10 per person
Weekend tickets: S$15 per person
Register for events and tickets here.
Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore