It’s the year 2025 and all food has been banned and replaced with PHood, a synthetic and safe meal substitute. It was a global decision when the public started dying from a mystery food-borne virus seven years ago.
PHood is artificial and flavourless; a dreary replacement for taste buds accustomed to richer flavours. And in Singapore, a country obsessed with food, this simply won’t do!
The series begins when KP Chia, a former food host, chances upon a mysterious bag of rice.
After following the clues, KP discovers the Underground Food Club (UFC), a group of hungry foodies who have banded over highly illegal underground feasts.
Having a taste of real food again leaves KP a changed man. But when somebody notices, will this lead to the illegal secret being exposed?
Caught with their mouths full, the UFC reluctantly allows a new member into their team. As the saying goes, too many cooks spoil the broth, and one careless photograph catapults them to viral infamy.
With half the UFC on the lam and the other in handcuffs, KP devises a highly unusual plan to save his friends.
The roots of the global food ban are shaken when KP shares the true meaning and reason for eating.
Will real food ever return to dinner tables? Watch this web-series by Kelvin Tong to find out!
‘Republic of Food’ was originally conceived as a movie and screened in SG cinemas. This is the first time it has been recut as a web-series and made available online.