This topic arose at a recent group coffee-cum-complaints (or ‘kopi-cum-kau peh kau bu’, as we prefer to call it) session at a hawker centre. Singapore’s karung guni folk are the unsung heroes [title].. Since the early days, they have been the country’s recycling backbone.
[T]he restaurant uses only kampung chicken from Malaysia, which is more tasty than their battery-farm cousins. Its chilli kangkong ($7) is wok-fried with prawn paste, dried shrimp and chilli.
That also explains why there is so little meat on the bones. Neither too oily nor spicy, the vegetables were skilfully cooked to retain their crunchiness.
When I was young, I used to see kachang puteh vendors in cinemas selling all sorts of nuts.
But the most popular type had to be the white sugar-coated peanut. A perennial with dull or glossy thick bluish-green, oval, often glaucous leaves and elongated fleshy inflorescences. 498 Kalang-kabut: very obscure or involved; Si Jamin [Si-Djamin dan Si Djohan (2nd ed.), (Batavia: Balai Poestaka)] 60, = kělam kabut. The classic combed-back hairdo – or the “currypok” in local lingo – sported by stars such as Elvis Presley and John Travolta has been spotted on young men here. [R]eferring to what his friends call his “Curry Puff” hair..]68–69 The portion of the town which stands on the western side of the river covers probably an area of 128 acres; but though it is the busiest it is by no means the largest.
gàilán: gài mustard lán orchid or blue; indigo plant (Chi.–Eng. A Descriptive Dictionary of British Malaya 174 Kampong. It forms the prefix to the names of many places in the Peninsula, such as Kampong Bharu, Kampong Rawa, &c.