Happy Place, Happy Space
Hawker Culture in Singapore is an integral part of the way of life for Singaporeans, where people from all walks of life gather at hawker centres to dine and bond over their favourite hawker food … this unique combination of food, space and community has evolved into a microcosm of Singapore’s multicultural society, with stalls selling Chinese, Malay, Indian and many other diverse types of dishes.Our SG Heritage
Since the pandemic last year, the hawkers in Singapore have been very hard hit. We try to support when we can by patronising our favourite hawker stalls across the island. We are coming out of a Heightened Alert and we’ve noticed many of the hawker centres we’ve visited these past couple of weeks have been very quiet. Many stalls are closed and with the restriction of 2 to a group of diners, the atmosphere is rather subdued.
On June 30, we visited Alexandra Village Food Centre to takeaway from our favourite noodle shop.
The couple who run the stall were thrilled to see Loving Husband, recognising him immediately despite the face mask, and reeled off our preferred orders without him asking.
Loving Husband queuing up at Lian Kee Bak Chor Mee, Alexander Food Centre
Bak Chor Mee translates to minced meat noodles. It is characterised by noodles tossed in vinegar, with some combination of minced meat, pork slices, pork liver, stewed sliced mushrooms, fish cake slices, fish balls and meat balls. You can choose to have it with, or without, chilli.
From top, clockwise: kuey teow (flat rice noodles) with fish cake slices & stewed mushroom (for me), mee pok (flat egg noodles) topped with everything but the kitchen sink (Loving Husband’s), standard bowl with mee kia (thin egg noodles; Younger Daughter’s)
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Reading your Joyful Posts also brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.
If you would like to join in, ping back to this post and I will include you next week.
- Carol Ann Siciliano‘s Delights: gets on the fitness train as she walks (in the museum & other lovely places) and practices yoga to start
- Deb’s World’s Tree in falling snow: delights in falling snow
- Laurie Graves‘s A Scorchah of a Week: makes the best of hot hot hot week
- Natalie the Explorer‘s What made June Joyful: recaps her joyful moments
- Thistles and Kiwis’This Week’s Small Pleasures: appreciates the small pleasures particularly in a difficult week
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