Want to absorb in the real atmosphere of Chinese New Year? I would say come to People’s Park and walk about the stalls and emporium (old style Chinese Supermarket) here. Instead of lunch, there are so many interesting snacks you can try.
There was several stalls with authentic food from China. The vendors and even the patrons were from China. Tried this interesting savoury pancake that tasted like a savoury prata/naan with a tinge of vinegar.
There was a long queue for this giant Beijing style paos (steamed buns filled with savoury minced chicken).
I find dragonfruit tasteless, but I must admit the colour of the juice is lovely.
So many kinds of nut and fruit.
I am craving for chempadak (hybrid of durian and jackfruit) and so yummy. Not sure if this was chempadak or durian. Probably durian.
Loved the colours of our tropical fruit.
Taken outside the famous Lim Chee Guan store that sells yummy Ba Kwa (barbequed pork). There were a couple of Indian tourists exploring Chinatown too. Some of the Indian vendors speak fluent Hokkien which is pretty impressive to me.
The cherries looked so good.
I like slowly opening and nibbling on dried pumpkin seeds.
My absolute favourite pineapple juice by Lee.
Yummy yellow noodles for cooking.
One of my favourite high calorie sticky snacks – dodol or to be more specific durian cake roll. I think this is an acquired taste and am not sure if everyone likes the texture.
Chinese New Year electronic sleeping willow trees.
I wonder how the electronic sleeping willow trees will look when lit up at night.
Directly translated (Mandarin to English) sign at a pawn shop.
There are red bras and panties being sold everywhere for Chinese New Year. I can’t help but giggle as I go past.