Leicha, or thunder tea rice – a traditional Hakka speciality – being served at Thunder Tree in Singapore. Photo: Thunder Tree

Hakka cuisine in Singapore: where to find leicha thunder tea rice and other traditional dishes

  • Leicha is a classic Hakka dish in which ingredients are ground with mortar and pestle to make a thick green soup which is served with rice and vegetables
  • Other Hakka dishes including abacus seeds, salt-baked chicken and mui choy pork belly can be found in Singapore’s Hakka restaurants
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Leicha, or thunder tea rice – a traditional Hakka speciality – being served at Thunder Tree in Singapore. Photo: Thunder Tree
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A selection of buns and cakes from Tai Tung Bakery in Yuen Long, Hong Kong, including a pineapple bun (top centre) twice the size of those served at most bakeries, and a variety of “wife cakes”. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Three of the best places to eat in Hong Kong’s Yuen Long district – think old-fashioned dishes and value

  • A 40-minute ride from Central, the New Territories town offers old-style dishes made the traditional way; Yuen Long native Gloria Chung shows us around
  • Michelin-garlanded Ho To Tai’s bamboo pole noodles and dumplings are hard to beat, Tai Tung’s cakes are tempting, and there’s a famous herbal jelly shop
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A selection of buns and cakes from Tai Tung Bakery in Yuen Long, Hong Kong, including a pineapple bun (top centre) twice the size of those served at most bakeries, and a variety of “wife cakes”. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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