28 Feb '11, 9am

Can you recall the sounds of hawkers? Share it with us! Be it epok epok, nasi lemak, satay, etc....

Can you recall the sounds of hawkers? Share it with us! Be it epok epok, nasi lemak, satay, etc....

I remember my own encounter with these street hawkers along Geylang Road where they advertise their food with special hawker calls. The meat-bun man will shout his, “Char siew pau…” as he pushes his cart filled with hot, steaming buns in containers balanced over a charcoal fire. Then there’s the chicken porridge man selling his, “Kaiiiii choke” and the won-ton noodle hawker’s assistant who strikes a small bamboo piece with a stick, using a rhythm beat to announce his delicious meal for 30 cents a bowl. “Tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tick, tick, tock…” I even recall the Indian rojak (spicy salad) who shouts his ware along the pavements of Geylang Road with, “Rojak, rojak…” Street sounds we call them. Or food sounds?

Full article: http://yesterday.sg/lifestyle/the-sounds-of-street-hawkers/

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