Food

Memories On A Plate

by Viddsee

Watch Memories On A Plate social documentary series that features Singaporeans and their intimate stories and memories of food. The series will feature personal family histories and collective heritage from a Hokkien grandfather, migrant workers from South India, a Malay grandmother and her grandson, a chef with a hawker background and more.

Memories On A Plate

Watch Memories On A Plate social documentary series that features Singaporeans and their intimate stories and memories of food.

The series will feature personal family histories and collective heritage from a Hokkien grandfather, migrant workers from South India, a Malay grandmother and her grandson, a chef with a hawker background and more.

Download our 1st edition Memories On A Plate Recipe Book here!

Fancy kitchen gadgets are increasingly invading our kitchen space as they change the way we cook. How has the ease of technology helped us to cook local cuisines - traditionally prepared over an open fire or stove? Could we use a microwave to cook naan? Is an airfryer enough to ‘bake’ a pandan cake? Will they taste the same? 

Find out as we go on an experiment to try out various local recipes using a microwave, airfryer or rice cooker. Join us on TIKTOK (@viddsee) and share your own #easyrecipe for a local dish. 10 TIKTOK entries with hashtags #easyrecipe and #SGheritageFest will win $100 NTUC FairPrice vouchers. 

Contest starts on 7 May 2021, and ends on 27 May 2021. Only applicable for Singapore residents. 

 

Beyond subsistence, food serves as an important medium to understand our world. Memories On A Plate is more than just plating a dish, the documentary series is about the people, relationships and memories that we associate food with and celebrating how food brings people together as we uncover the subtler significances that make every bite even heartier.

Featuring different individuals from all walks of life, the series guarantees a memorable and gastronomic journey as we delve into each profile’s personal histories and authentic stories while also exploring the cooking techniques and methodologies applied by them.

Season 1 Episode 1: A Fresh Taste of Tradition

In A Fresh Taste of Tradition, Chef Dylan deftly fuses modern French techniques into traditional Teochew cooking to remember his father’s love and hold on to his fading heritage

Season 1 Episode 2: A Dish To Remember

A quiet man of few words, A Dish to Remember shows how 91 year old Quah Cheong Hock uses his food as a silent expression of love for the whole family.

Season 1 Episode 3: Kampong Kitchen

Madam Habibah lovingly serves a delicious helping of family solidarity every Hari Raya in Kampong Kitchen and her grandson Azrie is determined to ensure that the family recipes live on.

Season 1 Episode 4: Recreating Home

A makeshift family is born from Karthik, Ubagarasamy, Nagarethinam and Arumugam – a group of young Indian migrant workers in Recreating Home bonded by their daily dedication to recreate a taste of their mothers’ cooking abroad.

Season 1 Episode 5: The World On A Plate

As avid travellers, couple Nigel and Jayne always seek out local food as a means to understand other cultures. In The World on a Plate, we see how they creatively introduce these influences into daily cooking to bring friends together.

Season 2 Episode 1: Bringing Back Old School

True to the Kampung Spirit, private chef Tinoq draws flavours from his childhood and cooks from the heart, showing how food rouses conversations and people together.

Season 2 Episode 2: A Taste Of Friendship

Domestic workers leave a lot behind in their sole journey to work far away from home but Sammi, Fadilah and Armi from Indonesian Family Network found joy and comfort in sharing dishes from back home, and in each other, a sense of kinship here in Singapore.

Season 2 Episode 3: A Dish Anatomy

Fuelled by chemistry and curiosity in local food heritage, Ding Jie applies his knowledge of food science in home cooking to create modern interpretations of traditional recipes.

Season 2 Episode 4: Dhum Delicious

Big on flavours and generosity, Chef Govind shares his love for Indian cuisine and takes on a mission to make biryani a comfort food of the world.

Season 2 Episode 5: Labour Of Love

Growing up, these sisters felt their mum’s constant love through her home-cooked meals and words of affection. Cooking takes on a new meaning now as they come together to recreate Mum’s dishes.

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