What to check out at The Great Indian Food Festival 2020

By HungryGoWhere July 11, 2021
What to check out at The Great Indian Food Festival 2020
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Back for the second time, The Great Indian Food Festival is here with 12 local businesses in Little India as they bring you an array of delectables and even opportunities to win $800 in cash.

What’s new about this year’s festival?

This year, you have the opportunity to explore the restaurants at your own pace, try out their dishes, do short quizzes in between and earn stamps which would ultimately earn you a chance to get closer to clinching the cash reward.

From 9 to 23 Nov, you can bring your loved ones along and try out the different dishes such as the Truffle Masala Dosa at Ananda Bhavan, the Spicy Curry Challenge at Muthu’s Curry.

Before going on your little food trail, join the rest of the community who is on this food journey by downloading the festival’s digital passport from 9 Nov.

Then, you will be directed to their registration page, which barely takes 5 minutes to complete.

When you are at the respective stores, request the shop owners for their unique QR code for scanning.

You will face a simple question so complete it and go ahead and do so for at least 5 out of the 10 restaurants.

Walk around, complete tasks, and that’s all you need to be eligible to win their lucky draw where $800 in cash is up for grabs.

But of course, the festival is so much more than the little questions.

The restaurants, which includes even one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Singapore- Komala Vilas, has more to offer, so do take a minute to order some of the specially curated festival dishes.

You will also have a chance to learn a little more about the preparation and spices that go behind the dishes that you are devouring.

Want to have a sweet reminder of this trail? Head over to one of the 10 restaurant stops- Gayathri Restaurant for their Deepavali Snack Boxes.

The snack pieces were specially crafted by Chef Milind Sovani, the Culinary Director at Masalaa Bar.

You can pick between The Festival Gift box ($28) and the Deepawali Luxury Box ($84).

The Festival Gift box holds 9 sweet treats from 3 varieties such as Dilkush Laddoo (roasted whole wheat flour laddoo with dried fruits and gum herb), Alphonso Mango & White Chocolate Barfi and Figs, Dates & Dry Fruits Barfi (sugar-free option).

The Deepawali Luxury Box prides itself for its 18 handcrafted sweets of 5 varieties – the three sweet options in The Festival box, Kaju Katli (milk-based sweet), Macha & Pistachio Stuffed Cashew Rolls, Lentil Coated Masala Peanuts, Roasted Almonds and Roasted Pepper Cashew.

To order these boxes, you can call 6294 6294 or Whatsapp 9424 2070.

To round up the festival highlights, Chef Sovani will also be hosting a live Facebook demonstration on preparing Indian Cuisine such as Pan-seared angoli fillet with infused Kerala moily, fish head curry sauce, dates and motichoor laddoo pops, edamame, tahu & broccoli fry and lastly, cracked wheat and white chocolate payasam infused with pandan.

These demos will be conducted on two days: 21 and 28 Nov (Saturdays), both at 11.30am.

So, don’t forget to hop on because it is completely free of charge too!

Make this year’s Great Indian Food Festival a celebration for your whole family by participating and indulging in this widespread of dishes together.



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