16 Jun '12, 2pm

ieatishootipost blogs Singapore's best food: Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies: Texture Like No Other

ieatishootipost blogs Singapore's best food: Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies: Texture Like No Other

Remember that channel 8 drama from 1997, The Guest People (客家之歌)? The story revolved around four childhood friends of Hakka descent and their struggles as they moved from Fujian to Nanyang, but a large part of the show focused on Hakka culture. The earlier part of the series was set in China, and featured these large impressive mushroom-like communal-housing structures known as tulou (土楼). As a young boy, that was my first introduction to the Hakka people, and that image of tulou buildings has always popped into my head whenever the subject of the Hakka people was discussed. That is, until recently when I discovered the joys of Suan Pan Zi (算盘子 lit. Abacus Beads). Suan pan zi, a dish that's usually associated with Chinese New Year, is so named because of its individual dumplings' resemblance to the beads on counting frames . (Abacus) It is one of the few hawker foods that ...

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