Singaporean Mandarin Database

This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.

Foresty area
薄饼
báo bǐng
popiah
菜燕
cài yàn
agar agar
茶乌
chá wū
teh-o
豆爽
dòu shuǎng
tau suan
咖喱卜
gā lí bo
curry puff
粿条
guǒ tiáo
kway teow
红龟粿
hóng guī guǒ
ang ku kueh
红毛丹
hóng máo dān
rambutan
胡姬
hú jī
orchid
黄梨
huáng lí
pineapple
浆绿
jiàng lǜ
cendol
咖啡乌
kā fēi wū
kopi-o
咖椰
kā yē
kaya
叻沙
lè shā
laksa
榴梿
liú lián
durian
隆东
lóng dōng
lontong
罗杂
luō zá
rojak
米苔目
mǐ tāi mù
bee tai bak
米暹
mǐ xiān
mee siam