U.S. Slot for Food Affair with Mark Wiens


Food Affair with Mark Wiens, a brand-new series giving viewers a look at Singapore’s culinary culture, is slated to debut in the U.S. on November 18 on HBO, HBO GO and HBO Max.

Each episode will see food vlogger Mark Wiens converse with a panel of guests to learn about the artistry and stories that have made Singapore home to more than 50 Michelin-starred establishments and over 60 Bib Gourmand locations.

Wiens will acquaint himself with both Singapore’s popular street food stalls and fine dining experiences.

The series is directed by Gillian Tan and is executive produced and created by Eric Khoo, who also created Folklore and Food Lore. It kickstarts a three-year partnership between the Singapore Tourism Board and Warner Bros. Discovery.

“It was a huge honor to be a part of the Food Affair series,” Wiens said. “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 center of all our lives, and that’s what brought us all together.”

“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,” Khoo said. “Through food, I want to share with the rest of the world the diversity of what this tiny island has to offer.”