Tuesday, December 18, 2007

You know you're in Singapore when. . .

. . . your can of evaporated milk has a recipe for deep fried squids on the back.

I guess, if you're Singaporean, you might eat your squids whilst talking about stuffs or studying your maths.


Christianne said...

Uh, was that last line a reference to Singaporean slang (putting an "s" on the end of words)?

Caleb's Gram said...

I'm wondering what evaporated filled milk was?

Would that be fortified with vitamins?

Sharon said...

deep fried battered squid instead of caramels or something like that. Looking forward to seeing you.

Rykowski family said...

hahaha that is so disgusting! You'll have to let me know how it is when you make it! ;)

kirsten said...

Hmm. Interesting, those squids. I wouldn't think of putting "filled milk" with "squids" at all. :o)

Rebecca said...

As your comments point out, the weirdness of this can has many different levels.

There is the putting an s on the end of a word that isn't pluralized. I don't know if it is exactly a Singaporean/Singlish quirk to pluralizes non-count nouns or if it is just an Asian thing. I'm thinking it not unique to Singapore since I encountered this same thing in San Francisco about a year and a half ago. Perhaps you remember the post I did on my other blog call "No MSGs". . . in case you don't, you can check it out here:


And, who knows what filled milk is. . . I certainly don't!! But it tastes and looks like regular evaporated milk, so whatever it is filled with must not be too weird.

It is weird to expect a certain genre of recipe (like caramels or fudge) and then end up with a totally bizarre food like "deep fried squids".

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