This afternoon, I was buying $4 worth of siew yok for lunch from this hawker uncle (who specializes in chicken rice) in Tiong Bahru Market.
He hadn’t chopped the siew yok up, so I quickly added, ‘Uncle, 不要淋汁 hor!’
And he replied, ‘没有淋汁，只有人参！’
Then he and his assistant started grinning broadly, and I was like huh???!!!
After a moment it hit me. He meant 灵芝!!! -_-”’