7 Unique Dishes At Virtual Singapore Food Festival 2020 Including Milo Dinosaur Doughnuts And Char Siew Ribs
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7 Unique Dishes At Virtual Singapore Food Festival 2020 Including Milo Dinosaur Doughnuts And Char Siew Ribs

20th August 2020

Must-tries at the virtual Singapore Food Festival 2020

Singapore Food Festival has been celebrating the nation’s unique food culture for as long as I can remember. Even amidst the global pandemic, they are going strong by rolling the event online from 21 to 23 and 28 to 30 August this year. 

This virtual version features live masterclasses, food tours and more. And just like the past events, foodies can still enjoy the culinary gems that are brought to the fore every year. You can now select from a list of islandwide-delivered food and kits on SingaporeFoodFestival.sg and Shopee to be delivered to your doorstep.

Here is an inkling of the food virtual Singapore Food Festival 2020 has to offer:

1. Kaya Cream Choux by Odette

Kaya Cream Choux by Odette
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Staying at home doesn’t mean your Instagram feed has to suffer. Up your home cafe vibes with fancy desserts from Odette. This three-Michelin star French restaurant will be offering a LE P.B.S ‘Paris-Singapour’ ($48) box filled with two Paris-Brest pastries. 

Local flavours such as kaya and gula Melaka are highlighted in Chef Julien Royer’s rendition of the classic Paris-Brest. Combined with the textural contrast of the crunchy sugared-crust and luscious praline cream, these pastries are worth every bite and buck.

Order from Odette here

2. Milo Dinosaur Doughnut by Burnt Ends Bakery

Milo Dinosaur Doughnut by Burnt Ends Bakery
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Singapore Food Festival

Michelin-starred chef Dave Pynt not only has the successful Burnt Ends restaurant and hawker stall Meatsmith under his belt, but also the popular Burnt Ends Bakery. The bakery is known for its stuffed doughnuts with flavours ranging from tart Passionfruit Curd ($24 for six pieces) to rich Vanilla Cream ($24 for six pieces)

An event-exclusive flavour is their Milo Dinosaur ($24 for six pieces) doughnuts, which incorporates Singapore’s all-time favourite malt chocolate drink into the fluffy brioche dough to hit the sweet spot. Take note this is only available from 21 August!

Order from Burnt Ends Bakery here

3. Chicken Rice Pretz by Glico

hainanese Chicken Rice Pretz by Glico
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In collaboration with Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice, Pretz by Glico did the right thing to incorporate one of Singapore’s emblematic hawker dishes into their new biscuit stick flavour—Hainanese Chicken Rice. Imagine bites of savoury and salty flavours, tempered with the buttery crunch of baked biscuits. Finishing a packet of this new pretzel stick in a sitting would be an easy feat.

Here’s a good idea: stock up on these limited-edition Pretz and mail it to friends and family who are stuck overseas to serve them a little dose of Singapore! You can find this flavour at FairPrice supermarkets, Don Don Donki outlets, Redmart, Cheers and more.

4. Passion Gao Siew Dai by Brewerkz

singapore food festival 2020 - Passion Gao Siew Dai by Brewerkz
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A passionate day at work calls for a passionate wind down with a beer at night. At $57 for a pack of six, Passion Gao Siew Dai is the newest flavour by Brewerkz for craft beer enthusiasts to chill out with. Fruity notes of passionfruit and mango add a delicious summer sweetness to each sip of the citrusy hops.

Order from Brewerkz here

5. Prawn Otah Cookie by Cedele

singapore food festival 2020 - Prawn Otah Cookie
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To honour the unique and beautiful flavours of Peranakan food, Cedele has conceived an interesting baked treat for Singapore Food Festival 2020—the Prawn Otah Cookie ($9.80 for 10 pieces). Almost symbolic to the rich medley of ethnic influences in Peranakan culture, the cookies are spiked with a hodgepodge of flavours from chilli, shallots, coconut milk, dried shrimp and more.

These cookies will be available from 21 August, and sold at 12 selected Cedele outlets including Great World City, Marina Bay Sands, Wheelock Place, Greenwich V, HillV2, Waterway Point, Parkway Parade, Raffles City, City Square Mall, Frankel Avenue, Jelita, and Novena Square.

6. Sambal Bajak and Sambal Goreng Chilli by Violet Oon

singapore food festival 2020 - Sambal Bajak and Sambal Goreng Chilli by Violet Oon
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Besides having a wide variety of unique food, the Virtual Singapore Food Festival this year also offers over 15 masterclasses by the best chefs for you to upgrade your skills in the kitchen forever. On 22 August, Violet Oon, will be holding a live class to share tips and tricks of cooking with her Sambal Bajak ($19) and Sambal Goreng Chilli ($17) sauces.

Ordering a bottle beforehand means you get to cook alongside the celebrity chef herself in real-time.

Order from Violet Oon here

7. Char Siew Smoked Ribs By Burnt Ends

singapore food festival 2020 - Char Siew Smoked Ribs By Burnt Ends

Similarly, Michelin-starred chef Dave Pynt of Burnt Ends and head chef Eddie Goh of Meatsmith will be having a masterclass for smoking ribs on 29 August as well. Discover the kitchen with baby steps by purchasing their Char Siew Smoked Ribs DIY Kit ($88), which will be delivered to you, prior to the live teaching session. Recreate two racks of superbly tender and juicy ribs with the sweet-savoury glaze that comes with the kit, which will only be available till 24 August.

Order from Burnt Ends here

First-ever Virtual Singapore Food Festival

Soak in the atmosphere of good food with loved ones this month by participating in the slew of virtual activities at Virtual Singapore Food Festival 2020. Whether it’s joining the virtual food tours, cooking alongside masters of their field, or simply feasting on the variety of food and drinks, the food and fun is a sure-win combo. 

Don’t forget to tune in to this full list of over 15 live masterclasses available online. Taught by the best chefs in their field, these classes are completely free for viewing on their Facebook page. Go hands-on and purchase an ingredient box for your choice of a masterclass from now until 72 hours before it goes live! The ingredients will conveniently be sent to your doorstep.

So clean up your homes and invite some friends over for two weekends of FOMO-inducing activities this August.

Find out more about Virtual Singapore Food Festival 2020!

This post is brought to you by the Singapore Tourism Board.
Feature image adapted from Singapore Food Festival.

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