The best local treats and Instagram-worthy installations
DFS Group has launched its first global festival of food and culture “From (DFS) with Love”. It combines interactive activations and world-class ingredients at nine DFS stores in the airports and downtown around the world.
In Singapore, the month-long event “From Singapore with Love” is a treat for both locals and travellers, to experience a fantastic array of treats from local brands such as Awfully Chocolate, Fragrance, Kampong Asia and Anette Ice Cream.
Visitors can sample unique local snacks like salted egg yolk, durian and bakkwa (barbecued meats—usually pork or chicken) as well as purchase—as a souvenir, perhaps—Godiva’s signature treats in packaging inspired by the location.
One of the main highlights is an installation by local pastry chef Janice Wong, who has won the title of Pastry Chef of the Year at the World Gourmet Summit Awards.
Her pop-art influenced installation features a bed of durian—the ‘King of Fruits’ and a favourite among many Singaporeans—as well as two edible walls, one made out of 315 chocolate tiles and the other from more than 10kg of chocolate in the shape of the beloved local potong ice cream.
The chocolate tiled wall is painted with 150 distinct photos and graphics depicting a part of Singapore’s unique heritage and traditions, while the potong chocolate wall forms the shape of the island and showcases the country’s diverse culture and multicultural society. Dfs.com/en/Singapore ◼
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