For ‘Real Foodies Only’: Singapore Food Festival is back from 24 Aug to 11 Sep 2022
· 11 August 2022
Look forward to a spread of in-person experiences, including a Festival Village, workshops, tours and exclusive menus at partner restaurants
It’s time to go on a culinary adventure. The annual Singapore Food Festival (SFF) returns for its 29th edition from 24 August to 11 September 2022. The event, themed “Real Foodies Only”, will cook up a storm featuring diverse experiences and flavours, from food steeped in heritage and tradition to innovative creations.
The Festival Village
For the first time since the pandemic, there’ll be a Festival Village at Bayfront Event Space from 31 August to 11 September with over 25 food and drink establishments. They will serve familiar favourites with an innovative twist, such as Jelebu Dry Laksa’s signature dish topped with Boston lobster and tiger prawns; plant-based Golden Chilli Crab Burger by The Goodburger and Blue Lotus Eating House; and Prawn Bisque and Ngoh Hiang (five-spiced meat roll) platter by newly minted Michelin Bib Gourmand stall One Prawn & Co in collaboration with heritage brand Hock Lian Huat.
The Chef Arena situated within the grounds of the Festival Village will present a special nine-course dinner created by top culinary masters featured in SFF 2022’s Virtual Masterclasses, complete with a Martell Noblige cocktail created by Juan Yi Jun, head bartender of No Sleep Club.
For those who prefer to be hands-on, participants can learn the art of mixing spices from third-generation owner, Jeya Seelan from traditional spice stall Jeya Spices; as well as gather Thermomix tips to whip up delicious meals with cookbook author Annie Xavier and passionate home bakers. There will also be a Marketplace featuring a curated selection of merchandise and an Entertainment stage presented by Tiger Beer.
Beyond the Village
Various restaurants islandwide will offer festival-exclusive dishes. For instance, Two Men Bagel House will present a bagelwich packed with the aromatic flavours of Chinese, Indian and Malay curries; while Italian meets Malay at Italian-inspired restaurant and bar Dopo Teatro with its sambal goreng pizza. A must-try is the Teh Halia-flavoured ice cream and the guava sorbet with sour plum powder by The Ice Cream & Cookie Co. and Creamier.
Take part in the various tours and workshops for an up-close-and-personal experience to learn where your food comes from. Atlas Aquaculture and Blue Aqua will be organising trips to land-based urban fish and shrimp farms, while Nut Culture and Brass Lion Distillery will conduct a plant-based cheese and gin pairing workshop. Festival goers can attend fringe events including the Singapore Vegan Festival and Feed 9 Billion Singapore Restaurant Week, both of which feature sustainable, healthy food options and creative innovations.
Virtual is still vital
There will be nine free-to-view Virtual Masterclasses, offering avid foodies the opportunity to cook with some of the best culinary talents in Asia. These include four-hands collaborations between Asia’s Best Pastry Chef 2022 Maira Yeo from two-Michelin star Cloudstreet and chef Justin Lee of JL Dessert Bar in Seoul; and chef Will Goldfarb of Room4Dessert in Bali and chef Genevieve Lee of Sourbombe Bakery. Food kits are available on the SFF website to enrich the Masterclass experience.
Beyond our shores
SFF will also bring the country’s rich and diverse culinary scene overseas to 13 countries. In the United Kingdom, KEK Seafood will collaborate with UK burger chain Honest Burger on a Cereal Chicken Burger, served with a limited-edition craft beer by UK-based brewery Northern Monk and Singapore. In Malaysia, look out for pop-ups across selected bars and restaurants in Klang Valley, and a physical activation at Tiffin at The Yard in Kuala Lumpur.
Visit www.singaporefoodfestival.sg for more information.