The Hainanese curry rice is an amalgamation of different cultures. It is essentially a fusion dish combining Hainanese Chinese, British and Indian – some, like food authority KF Seetoh, say Japanese – influences and cooking styles, and the result is a piquant and flavorful meal that warms the heart and tantalizes taste buds.
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It is hard to avoid using homophones when describing local dishes and snacks, particularly the ones Singaporean Chinese people eat. Most of the food Singaporean Chinese people eat every day, at family gatherings or during festive seasons are inspired by homophones – words that sound the same – that have very similar meanings, with ju “桔” (orange) and “吉” (luck) being examples. Fuchsia Dunlop, author of the ‘Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook’, says many of the meanings given to Chinese food are homophones of their name in Mandarin. “In the Chinese language, so many different characters have the same sound and it’s ripe for wordplay.”
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They have great coffee. They have great food. They have great music. They have great ambiance. They are cheaper. These are just some of the many reasons why people prefer dining at Hong Kong cafés aka “Char Chaan Tengs” to restaurants.