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What Local Dishes Say About What We Value Most?

Chilli crab or chap chye - how do you make your choice for a meal in Singapore? Our local dishes bring us little escapes, for however short, of nostalgic memories we hold close, but have you wondered why else you keep going back to the same dish every other day? It could explain what you value most in life. Here are some comparisons we’ve cooked up:
Cai Png
Cai Png
Cai png, economic rice, or mixed rice, however you call it, presents you with a spread of dishes you can pick from to customise your plate to your cravings and budget for the day. Go for the extra meat or fish on days you’d like to treat yourself, or keep to the typical ‘2 meat, 1 vegetable’ if you want to spend your money elsewhere. You’re likely to embrace the control and flexibility over your finances, just as with your food, so you can grow your savings for bigger milestones on your terms.
Chilli Crab
Chilli Crab
This iconic dish can be a costly option for dinner, but a rewarding one nonetheless - it’s succulent, radiant, and best enjoyed with family near the sounds of crashing waves. The Chilli Crab offers a glimpse into the golden glow of retirement, where the moment matters more than the money. Its symphonic taste and experience is a testament to the prudence that goes into preparing the dish, just as planning and saving diligently can promise you an early retirement. If you favour the cacophonic flavours of Chilli Crab, you probably have a keen interest on saving for the finer tastes in life.
Thunder Tea Rice
Thunder Tea Rice
Thunder tea rice is a tonic that tantalises your taste buds, with health benefits like lowering cholesterol, detoxifying the body and improving digestion amongst many others. It’s a meal that understandably gets ignored over other choices, but the way thunder tea rice is beautifully prepared and presented, and is sure to inspire onlookers to also go for the healthier option. Health is indeed your wealth, and that’s where you’re likelier to put your money.
Chap Chye
Chap Chye
Truly a dish that boasts a wealth of history, a good chap chye is hearty, as it is homely. This dish serves a delightful reminder of one constant in an ever-changing world - family. A bowl of chap chye sometimes comes with added ingredients like ‘fat choi’ or gingkos that symbolise wealth and abundance, to add to the occasion of generations of family members gathered around the table for a lovely family dinner. Perhaps for you, it’s family first.
 
We keep going back to our local dishes because they remind us, and perhaps reflect what we value most in our lives. From saving for goals and retirement, to putting health and family first, these values influence our spending habits and how we plan for our future. Find the plan that aligns with what you value the most here, or speak to a Prudential Financial Consultant today.
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This article is for your information only and does not consider your specific investment objectives, financial situation or needs. We recommend that you seek advice from a Prudential Financial Consultant before making a commitment to purchase a policy.
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