The large majority of Singaporeans are ethnic Chinese. They still speak Chinese (mostly mandarin), although the main language for a lot of them is English. They have a lot in common with Chinese people, yet in many other ways are very different!
The Singaporeans have this TV show called "Extreme Gourmet." It's kinda like the gross food part of fear factor. It's where there is a Singaporean host, plus a foreign host like an American. These two go travel around China to different cities, and each city a 3rd Singaporean joins them (random local celebrities) and they all have to eat that city's "delicacies." Things like reproductive organs, scary bugs, worms, rats, "maggot fried rice" was one of them, eyeballs, etc. They'll have a sincere chinese chef or herbalist explaining how the dish is healthy and delicious, and show some locals chowing down. Then when the people on the show try the dish, they are crying, screaming, throwing up, and freaking out!
It's so ironic, because they are ethnically Chinese, they still speak and read chinese and can speak to the locals and understand them, but find the food scary! And they made a whole TV show about that! The show is in English. So on the show, it's 2 singaporeans and an american talking in english about how gross the food is, and freaking out.
It would be the equivalent of an American show where some caucasian Americans go to England and have to eat the local foods, and cry and freak out and throw up because it's so disgusting to even think about, much less eat. I mean, maybe "kidney pie" might have that effect, but overall that's just not possible.
I really liked "Extreme Gourmet", by the way. :-)
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