As you all know, I have been eating cai peng everyday for this year, with only egg and tofu.
Chap Chye Png has been a staple food for Singaporeans for decades. It is easy to decide what you want to eat, depending on what are the dishes offered by the stall holder. Normally it will be vegetables, egg, tofu, meat, seafood, fishes, etc. You have the basic staple food with choices like white rice, brown rice, porridge, fried bee hoon, kway tiao or noodles. Lastly, it comes with choice of gravys to top up the dish.
It is cheap and good for the working people and can easily take away for them to eat in offices. The more dishes you select, the more expensive it is.
Economy rice, found in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, refers not to a specific dish in the Singaporean, Malaysian and Thai pantheon of cuisine, but rather to a type of food or a food stall commonly found in hawker centres, street vendors or food courts in these countries.
Economy rice stalls typically consist of a glass case containing anywhere from 10-15 troughs of cooked food, including meat, vegetables, eggs and tofu. Customers select any combination of these dishes, which are served accompanied by a portion of steamed white rice. In Singapore, it is more common to find the food on open troughs kept warm by hot water and an electric heater below.
Better quality economy rice stalls have warmers beneath the troughs of food which ensure that food is served hot.
What kind of dishes do you normally like to order for your chap chye png?
Edited by DACH, 11 February 2018 - 01:49 PM.