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 dish in Southeast Asia. The Chinese character “暹” (xiān) in its Mandarin name “米暹” refers to Siam, the former name of Thailand.
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pú táo sāng
ròu cuǒ miàn
kuài shú miàn
sì chuān cài