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Savour the World of Vanilla, by Mireia & EGC

Savour the World of Vanilla, by Mireia & EGC

Early bird registration: Sign up by 14th of July to receive a $5 Tiong Bahru Bakery Voucher!

Vanilla is much more than just a common flavouring; it’s a true culinary gem! These tiny beans are flavour powerhouses, especially when you’ve experienced real vanilla – that's the game changer. Real vanilla beans offer a complex and rich flavour profile with subtle floral and woody notes that imitation vanilla simply cannot match. But don't just take our word for it; taste the difference yourself during our exciting new class, Savour the World of Vanilla.


Edible Garden City and leading vanilla grower Mireia have partnered to bring you this unique workshop designed to tantalise your taste buds. Hone your palate by tasting real vs. imitation vanilla, and indulge in light bites infused with Mireia’s lovingly-grown premium pods. Enjoy free-flow vanilla coffee to complete the experience. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to see how these wonderful premium quality beans are grown during a short tour of the onsite vanilla garden.


Workshop Highlights


Engaging All Your Senses:

  • Free-Flow Vanilla Coffee: Sip on Mireia’s specialty vanilla coffee, a bestseller.
  • Savour Light Bites: Delight in an array of treats featuring locally-grown vanilla.
  • Taste Test: Refine your palate with a side-by-side comparison of real and imitation vanilla.
  • Sensory Exploration: Feel, touch, and smell different types of vanilla pods. Learn about their distinct flavour and scent notes and how best to highlight them.
  • Garden Tour: Take a guided tour of Mireia’s onsite vanilla garden, showcasing various types of vanilla plants (weather permitting).


Making Your Own Vanilla Extract:

  • Vanilla Extract Kit: Receive a kit worth $50, including locally-grown premium vanilla pods, vodka, and a reusable glass jar.
  • Live Demonstration: Learn from a live demonstration from Singapore's own master Vanilla grower on how to make your own vanilla extract, and discover how to customise the flavour with complementary ingredients.
  • Hands-On Experience: Enjoy the process of creating your own unique vanilla extract using real vanilla beans.


This workshop is designed for participants aged 18 & above. All attendees require a ticket. Please note that the tour will be conducted in English.


*Minimum 5 pax per slot to start.


📆   3 August 2024, Saturday

⏰  10am - 12pm

📍 EDIBLE GARDEN CITY, 60 Jalan Penjara Singapore 149375


 🎟 Price: $78 (includes materials worth $50)



Purchase seats to both Savour the World of Vanilla (3 Aug) and Vanilla Growing at Home (17 Aug) and save $15.60 (10% off)! Select 'Add on: Vanilla Growing at Home (17 Aug)' in the menu and 'Add to Cart' to enjoy the bundle.


All prices include all taxes and materials.


📧 For tour/workshop participants, you will receive an email with more information at least 2 days prior to the session. If you do not see the email, please check your junk or spam folder.


About Vanilla

Part of the orchid family, vanilla is one of the most labour intensive of all agricultural products, as the entire process from cultivation to harvesting is done by hand. As a result, vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world, and one kilo of vanilla can cost as much as a kilo of silver.


Equally rich is the experience of growing the plant at home, which can be extremely rewarding. A plant fit for moderate to expert growers in Singapore, it takes 4 years before the first flower blooms, a spectacle that lasts a mere 12 hours, and that occurs only annually from then on.


About this Collaboration

Growing our own food is not only great for us physically, mentally and emotionally, it can also be incredibly rewarding - especially when we successfully nurture a plant from seed to fruit. Oftentimes gardeners focus on growing kitchen staples like herbs and leafy greens. But there are so many more varieties of edibles that home gardeners in Singapore are able to grow.


EGC is excited to collaborate with vanilla growers Mireia on our first-ever vanilla growing workshop, which aims to equip participants with the practical skills to grow vanilla in their own homes.


We hope that this will be the first of many partnerships between EGC and local start-up farmers, to further empower and enrich the gardening community in Singapore.


About Mireia

Mireia is a Singaporean brand growing and supplying organic artisan products specializing in vanilla. Inspired by the children of founders Charles and Juwita, Mireia was officially established as a company in 2019. They are Singapore’s first vanilla bean plant cultivator and vanilla processor. Mireia’s first project involved growing 45 vanilla vines at the Hanging Gardens-Mexican Roots exhibition at Garden by the Bay’s 10th Anniversary. They are continuously expanding our vanilla plantations in Singapore and now have close to 400 plants, working together with schools and local institutions, such as Shatec, Kinderland, and more to come. Mireia’s goal is to make Singapore one of the leading vanilla bean suppliers locally and globally.


About the Trainer

Charles Santoso is the founder and CEO of Mireia Pte Ltd, Singapore’s first and only Vanilla Bean Cultivator and Processor in Singapore. Before starting his business in vanilla, Santoso also knew next to nothing about Vanilla cultivation. In his past life, he was a well-qualified real estate professional in Asset and Investment Management. 


He started planting Vanilla 10 years ago in their backyard and learned about vanilla cultivation and curing from farmers in Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. Currently, he is managing Mireia Pte Ltd with more than 300 plants cultivated in Singapore and aiming to establish Singapore's preeminent position as one of the world's leading Vanilla producing countries, growing healthy organic Vanilla for sale as a fresh product.

  • Safe Distancing Measures and frequent cleaning will be implemented to keep participants and trainers safe. The measures include but are not limited to:

    1. Anyone displaying flu-like symptoms will be asked to go home, or seek immediate medical attention.

    2. Mask-wearing optional, but encouraged.

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