Aung San Suu Kyi tries local fare at Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre

SINGAPORE - Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi toured one of Singapore's national institutions - a hawker centre - and tried some local fare on Friday (Dec 2) morning.

She was hosted by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan to a breakfast of chwee kueh and fried carrot cake, among other dishes, at Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi got a taste of local food at Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre this morning. We enjoyed a hearty...

Posted by Vivian Balakrishnan on Friday, December 2, 2016

Also on the menu were tau huay, putu mayam, laksa and coffee and tea.

Ms Suu Kyi, who is on the last day of her three-day official trip to Singapore, was greeted by a crowd of dozens that later swelled to at least a hundred, mostly curious onlookers and hawkers.

She also toured the wet market and stalls, and was briefed on the history of hawker centres in Singapore.

Myanmar is looking at upgrading its wet markets and building a hawker centre in Yangon.

Here is the food Aung San Suu Kyi ate from Ghim Moh Market, along with their stall numbers:

(From left to right, top to bottom) #01-54 Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh, #01-26 Heavens (putu mayam), #01-29 Hock Soon Carrot Cake, #01-63 63 Laksa, #01-21 Tat Seng Cafe (kopi C for Vivian Balakrishnan), #01-42 V.O. Mohamed Kassim (Teh tarik for Aung San Suu Kyi), #01-01 Soyfresh (tau huey). Photo: The Straits Times

This article was first published on Dec 02, 2016.
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