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Where to get the best fried fritters? Leslie Tay has the answer for you. #sgfood #sg #singapore #snacks #hawker

Where to get the best fried fritters? Leslie Tay has the answer for you. #sgfood #sg #singapore #snacks #hawker

Ever wondered why you char kway or fried dough always comes in a pair? Wouldn’t it be easier to make it as a single stick? The answer does not lie in the practicality of making sure that the you char kway doesn't keep rolling around in the cauldron of boiling oil, although, I suspect that this might be the real reason. The answer actually lies in Chinese folklore to represent the treacherous Chancellor Qin Hui and his wife who plotted the death of the great General Yue Fei. As a result, they made these dough sticks in the shape of the human form in pair and dunked them into hot oil to torture them. Sounds like voodoo, doesn't it?

Full article: http://food.insing.com/feature/voodoo-you-char-kway/id-ea...

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