Indian Influence, Singapore
the Naan bread is a northern Indian food flat bread cooked in a tandoori oven that became popular in Singapore and Malaysia due to the influx of Indian Immigrants and is now available everywhere and one of my all time favorite breads ever. The typical naan bread recipe involves mixing white flour with salt, a yeast culture, and enough yogurt to make a smooth, elastic dough. The dough is kneaded for a few minutes, then set aside to rise for a few hours. Once risen, the dough is divided into balls which are flattened and cooked in the tandooriu oven. i usually eat it without chutneys or sauce like the canai or the prata since I like the buttery taste of the Naan bread spinkled liberally by the Indian Clarified Butter called Ghee. They are available everywhere and costs $ 1 to $ 2 an order with a chutney like mango chutney or a sauce like a canai or pratha included.
again Roti is a flat bread that originated from North India and Pakistan and brought here in Singapore by Indian Immigrants and is available everywhere specially at hawker centers and food courts of malls. the roti is also an unleavened flat bread unlike the Naan Bread which is leavened but it is cooked in a flat pan instead of a tandoori oven in the Malaysian and the Singaporean Version and as with the Naan Bread, it can be paired with various chutneys and sauces when eaten but again my favorite is that it is just painted liberally with my favorite Indian Clarified Butter called Ghee. an Order of Roti bread with chutneys or sauces or combined with Pratha with toppings inside the bread will costs from $ 1 to $ 2 depending on the sidings inside the bread and the sauces, try it!
Many women, mostly Indian get their eyebrows threaded. Many feel that using threading to clean up their eyebrows is much more exact than waxing. The woman, who does the threading. Uses white thread and puts the end of it in her mouth. She then makes a loop with the thread that rips out the hair. I actually got it done and hurts less waxing.
You can find places all over Little India that does threading.
The picture was taken in front of a Indian temple on Serangoon Road. The symbol on top of the temple is Tamil Script pronounced as 'Om'. It is one of the common mantra.
'temple' in Tamil is called 'kovil'
Indian use their hand to eat. If you wanna follow the custom, remember to use only your right hand. Left hand to a lot of races- especially Indian and Malays is not hygiene.