Food Affair with Mark Wiens is the latest series that captures the exciting journey of food obsession in Singapore. The HBO Asia Originals’ production is the first non-scripted food series hosted by Mark Wiens , a popular food vlogger, as he discovers the history behind Singapore’s smorgasbord of culinary delights, from haute to hawker cuisine.
“It was a huge honour to be a part of the Food Affair series. I am immensely thankful for this opportunity, and grateful to everyone who has made it possible. In addition to eating lots of delicious food and exploring the cultural diversity of cuisine in Singapore, it was most rewarding to learn the stories of each restaurant owner and how they have followed their passion (sometimes against many challenges), which is truly reflected in the taste of their food. It’s undeniable that food is at the centre of all our lives, and that’s what brought us all together,” said Mark Wiens.
According to Eric Khoo, executive producer and creator, “Singapore is a delightful melting pot of mouth-watering food from the woks of street hawker fare to high-end Michelin-starred restaurants – a reflection of our multicultural society and heritage. Through food, I want to share with the rest of the world the diversity of what this tiny island has to offer.”
Through this six-episode series, Mark Wiens will uncover the rich culinary heritage that has made Singapore home to more than 50 Michelin-starred establishments and over 60 Bib Gourmand locations.
The Food Affair with Mark Wiens, which was a partnership between the Singapore Tourism Board and Warner Bros,features a star-studded panel of guests comprising a fine-dining chef, culinary veteran, and a hawker hero.
Stream or download Food Affair with Mark Wiens from 18 November on HBO GO. Episodes will be released every Friday.