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Singapore Noodles: “A Cross-Cultural Mutated Freak of Nature”?

03 Aug 2019
The Salon,
Level 1
2pm – 3pm
$5 per ticket includes light refreshments.


Singapore Noodles: “A Cross-Cultural Mutated Freak of Nature”?
Sat, 3 Aug | 2pm – 3pm | The Salon, Level 1

Other than the burger, Singapore Noodles could be one of the most ubiquitous dishes served across the world today. It waves the flag of Singapore from Australia all the way to Estonia, long before the state-endorsed chilli crab has. But Singapore Noodles has never been considered Singaporean. A mainstay in almost every Asian restaurant in the Western world, the dish holds more memories for Caucasians than for Singaporeans—if the latter have had it at all. Since 2015, food researcher and writer Sheere Ng has been investigating the dish in cities such as New York, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore. She will share her findings on the migrations and cross-cultural culinary exchanges that possibly led to the creation of Singapore Noodles, and how its significance has differed across communities, places and times.

Limited spaces available. $5 per ticket includes light refreshments. Visit for registration.



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