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 Hakka dish made by mincing fish meat and stuffing it into tofu, then frying or boiling it before serving with a soup made with soya beans.
The yong tau foo that is often eaten in hawker centres can be considered a simplified version. I heard that authentic Hakka yong tau foo is made with a mixture of minced pork and fish paste. It is then fried before being simmered in soya bean soup. (Lianhe Wanbao，27/2/2018)
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ròu cuǒ miàn