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 common local Malay delicacy. The dish comprises rice cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaves, and is traditionally eaten with chili sauce, ikan bilis (dried anchovies), eggs, cucumber and fried fish. Now it is considered an inter-racial local delicacy.
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