5. She was the girl from Tanjong Katong

Katong Walk 2

 

Whenever I drive past the Katong area, I have this vivid memory of my Ma telling me to “get out of the car, order 4 tau kwa paos (stuffed fried beancurd), buy and come back quickly!” because she wanted to avoid the possibility of traffic police coming along and dishing out a parking summon. I never quite understood her fascination with this simple dish, but when we go on our mini road trips, I got to learn more of her childhood memories.