Embark on a mission and uncover the secret ingredients behind our local hawker dishes at the Secret Ingredients travelling exhibition. Visitors will put on their “detective” hats, decoding each of these iconic dishes by scanning the QR code and going around the different stations where they are put into different scenarios:
- Yong Tau Foo – A vandal left clues to the dish’s secret at the graffiti crime scene. Follow the leads and discover the surprising origins of this local delicacy.
- Kaya Toast and Nanyang Kopi – Watch out for cracked eggs and tossed toasts at the crime scene! Time to investigate and learn the influences behind this signature breakfast.
- Char Kway Teow – Is this a Hokkien or Teochew dish? Connect the dots at the detective wall and piece together the story of Char Kway Teow.
- Hokkien Mee – Legend has it that Hokkien Mee originated from Rochor. Agents have been sent into the field to interview potential witnesses.
- Laksa – Time to hunt down the origins of the dish’s name. With three different variations, which is the correct one?
- Hainanese Curry Rice – Deconstruct this messy but mouthwatering dish with clues on the detective wall.
- Bak Kut Teh – Uncover the different shades of this dish at the forensics lab.
- Hainanese Chicken Rice – Discover how Hainanese chicken rice became one of Singapore’s iconic national dishes.
The exhibition is travelling to the heartlands in the next two years and will be heading to these locations:
Dates and Venues:
Waterway Point, B2 The Cove: 1 – 31 March
OUE Downtown Gallery: 1 – 31 May
Chinatown Point: 1 – 30 June
Plaza Singapura: 1 – 31 July
SingPost Centre: 1 – 31 August
Causeway Point: 1 – 11 September
Catholic High (not open to public): 13 – 23 September
Metropolis: 1 – 31 October
When: 1 Mar - 31 Oct 2022,