SG Day 2019: Hawker Fare Fun Facts!


As we start the countdown to Singapore Day 2019, here is a sneak peek on what to expect on 13 April 2019! Are you excited yet? (Cos we certainly are!)


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Do you know Carrot Cake was originally cubes of rice cakes fried with dark soya sauce? In the 1960s, white radish was added and the white version became popular. This Singapore Day we bring to you Chey Sua Carrot Cake which started from a pushcart around Serangoon Gardens in the 1960s.


Many of us know
Nasi Lemak as a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves. Originally a Malay dish, due to its popularity, many variations have since surfaced such as the Chinese variation where fish cake and curry vegetables are added. What are the variations you know? You can find Selera Rasa’s Nasi Lemak at this Singapore Day in Shanghai.

How much do you know about Laksa? Curry-based laksa is made with coconut milk while assam laksa is tamarind-based and has a tangy flavour. Would you like to try 328 Katong Laksa which contains thick rice vermicelli bathed in coconut milk and aromatic spices, garnished generously with cockles, shrimps, laksa leaves and a dash of sambal? Proud owner of 328 Katong Laksa, Nancy, once beat international celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay in the Singtel Hawker Heroes competition.


Where did Indian rojak originate from? Did you say India? That is incorrect! It was created in Singapore by early Indian immigrants. Abdhus Salam Rojak is one of the few remaining Indian rojak stalls in Singapore which prides itself for its handmade dishes. Don’t forget to drop by their stall on 13th April.


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Find out what other authentic hawker fare you can enjoy at Singapore Day HERE!


Have we whet up an appetite yet?


Remember to register for Singapore Day and remember to jio all your makan kakis at!


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