Youtiao is a long golden-brown deep-fried strip of dough eaten in China and (by a variety of other names) in other East and Southeast Asian cuisines. Conventionally, youtiao are lightly salted and made so they can be torn lengthwise in two. Youtiao are normally eaten at breakfast as an accompaniment for rice congee, soy milk or regular milk blended with sugar.
The Cantonese name yàuhjagwái literally means "oil-fried devil" and, according to folklore, is an act of protest against Song Dynasty official Qin Hui, who is said to have orchestrated the plot to frame the general Yue Fei, an icon of patriotism in Chinese culture. It is said that the food, originally in the shape of two human-shaped pieces of dough but later evolved into two pieces joined in the middle, represents Qin Hui and his wife, both having a hand in collaborating with the enemy to bring about the great general's demise. Thus the youtiao is deep fried and eaten as if done to the traitorous couple. In keeping with the legend, youtiao are often made as two foot-long rolls of dough joined along the middle, with one roll representing the husband and the other the wife.
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Purposely came here for the popular porridge but to end up with disappointment. Ordered their Century Egg Lean Meat porridge because I ❤ "black" egg 😄
Porridge is too grainy & doesn't have that thick and gooey texture which I prefer. They are generous with the ingredients thou. Love the well marinated lean meat. But other than that, I don't think it's worth the queue.
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Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre
Blk 254 Jurong East st 24 #01 -53