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Cuba Gula-Gula Saya: Russian Blini with Sisters Esther and Olimpiada

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Russian Orthodox Church

110 Highland Road

Singapore, 549190

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Is it a crêpe, a pancake or something else? Find out what a blini really is and Sister’s rendition of this classic Russian dessert!

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Among the most popular dishes in Russia, the blini is an everyday snack that takes many forms. From sweet to savoury, thick to thin, Sisters Esther and Olimpiada will be demonstrating two different versions of the blini and showing you some of their favourite toppings for this classic Russian dish!

Meet the Sisters of the Russian Orthodox Church!

Hello everyone! We are excited to share with you an everyday flavour of Russia. The blini is the perfect introduction to Russian food - a versatile dish that can be paired with both sweet and savoury toppings. For us, nothing is better than a hot and crispy blini topped with sour cream and cottage cheese after a long day of work.

This is a part of Russia that has stayed with us throughout our many years in Singapore. It is a dish that encapsulates so much of Russian culture and we look forward to sharing it with everyone! We will be demonstrating 2 different versions of the blini so be sure to tell us which version is your favourite at the end of our programme!

More about Blini

According to the Sisters, the blini was originally baked in brick ovens and offered to the sun god as part of pagan traditions. It was only later that it became customary to have it before the Great Lent.

Others believe that the blini was an accidental discovery. Folktales speak of a Russian lady who baked kissel in an oven but forgot all about it. When she eventually took it out, it became all dry and golden brown. Nevertheless, that lady gave it a try and fell in love with its added crisp and caramelisation. She made a decision to keep the recipe and the blini was born.

Details of the Programme

  • Language: English
  • Dates:
    • Sat, 18 Sep: 1400-1530, 1600-1730
    • Sat, 25 Sep: 1400-1530, 1600-1730
    • Sat, 2 Oct: 1400-1530, 1600-1730
  • Meeting Point:
    • Entrance of Russian Orthodox Church (110 Highland Road Singapore 549190)
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the event for registration. Our facilitators will be wearing our event t-shirt.
  • Parking is unavailable at event premises.
  • Venue is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The event will proceed rain or shine.

Who should come?

  • Participants must be 13 years and above to participate.

What to bring?

  • Participants should bring along an umbrella and a bottle of water.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own food containers.
  • Participants are encouraged to dress respectfully (i.e. collared shirt, long pants and covered shoes)
  • Food is non-halal and not suitable for vegetarians. The dishes contain dairy, eggs and gluten.
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All hosts and facilitators in this tour programme are fully vaccinated or have taken a Pre-Event Test (PET) in the past 24 hours
  • Facilitators in this tour or programme are trained in basic first-aid.
  • All participants must complete TraceTogether, a health declaration form and temperature taking at the start of the event.
  • All participants must wear their masks properly throughout the event.
  • All participants must maintain a one-metre distance from other participants during the event.
  • All participants will be issued with coloured stickers and be divided into smaller groups. Participants must stay with their groups and not intermingle between the groups

Disclaimer

  • All ticket sales are final. There will be no refund if you wish to cancel your tickets.
  • By agreeing to participate in the event, participants are responsible for any injury, loss or damage due to the negligence on his/her part or of the children under his/her charge.
  • Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host. Facilitators will brief participants at the start of the programme.
  • Videos and photographs may also be taken during the event. By registering for this event, you give My Community full rights to use the photos for marketing and publicity.

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  • Visit mycommunityfestival.sg for all our latest updates.
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Location

Russian Orthodox Church

110 Highland Road

Singapore, 549190

Singapore

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Refund policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Organiser My Community Festival

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My Community Festival is a ground-up initiative showcasing Singapore’s best kept secrets and community stories through immersive tours, tastings and other cultural and heritage experiences.

4 Things To Know About The Festival

  • It is curated in collaboration with heritage practitioners, business owners, legacy brands as well as a number of religious and cultural institutions.
  • It builds upon the demand for culinary travel, cultural exploration and activity-based travel experiences - evident from the consumption habits of locals and tourists alike.
  • It aims to connect people from all walks of life through the festival platform in the hopes that they may go on to expand their social networks.
  • The festival has taken on an added dimension as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It serves as a means in which to re-introduce locals back to the island’s ethnic enclaves and to support local, legacy establishments in a triumphant display of resilience as a community. Let’s come together to celebrate the Singaporean spirit after a challenging 2020.

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