5 Virtual Events to Check Out at the Singapore Food Festival 2020
It’s always a good idea to celebrate our local food culture, especially now that the F&B scene continues to struggle to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. And that is why it only makes sense for the organisers of the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) to go ahead with the annual culinary event, which runs from today until August 30—albeit, in a digital format.
This year’s theme is “Rediscover the Foodie in You”, which is part of the massive SingapoRediscovers campaign that encourages citizens to continue supporting the lifestyle and tourism businesses. For this, they’ve prepared a gastronomic line-up of virtual food tours and live masterclasses that guests can partake in from their own homes.
Signing up for the masterclasses is free, but if you want to get a hands-on experience, there’s the option to order the food bundles curated by the participating chefs. Here are some events you shouldn’t miss.
1/5 Cooking with Sambal
August 22, 11 am
Get started on SFF with culinary icon Violet Oon’s cooking class, featuring one of our favourite local ingredients—sambal, used in dishes such as ayam goreng chilli and udang masak lemak nanas.
2/5 National Day Mini Eclairs
August 23, 2 pm
Award-winning pastry chef Cheryl Koh took cues from Singapore’s 55th birthday to create mini eclairs inspired by local flavours. She’ll share more about it in her live masterclass, together with some baking tips and tricks ideal for home bakers.
3/5 In Support of Local Farming
August 28, 3 pm
Awarded chef Julien Royer knows all too well the importance of fresh and beautiful produce in creating inspired dishes. In this session, he shares his inspiration for his famed salad, Promenade à Singapour, constructed using ingredients he sources from a myriad of local farms.
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4/5 The Do-Not-Miss Doughnut Masterclass
August 29, 2 pm
Burnt Ends isn’t only known for its amazing steaks but its delicious and fresh-of-the-oven bakes, too, from its recently-launched bakery. Watch chef Dave Pynt and pastry chef Teresa Tan recreate their delectable doughnuts, including the exclusive Milo Dinosaur flavour created just for SFF.
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5/5 The Wonderful World of Kuehs
August 30, 2pm
What better way to close the week-long event than to highlight these local confections we’ve enjoyed since childhood. Learn how to make them from chefs Claire Ariela Shen and Jeremy Nguee, who’ll also give tips on how they get their vibrant colours using natural ingredients.
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