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When you order chai tow kway, or "carrot cake," in Singapore, what you get could be more accurately described as a radish omelet: A daikon steamed with rice flour, then chopped and fried with garlic, preserved turnips, and eggs. So, what's with this misleading name, and how did the dish wind up in Singapore? The answer is simple: In China's Hokkien dialect, chai tow means "radish" or "carrot," while kway means "pastry" or "rice cake.
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