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.
Food / Plants
A popular dessert in Southeast Asia consisting mainly of coconut/palm sugar (gula melaka) and coconut milk.
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zá cài fàn
zhū gǔ lì
mǐ tāi mù
niàng dòu fu