In the above article (New Paper, March 24, 2007), proprietor Mr Ronald Lim observes of his new restaurant in London called ‘Kiasu’:
‘Tourists from Singapore visit the restaurant because they feel at home and they can savour their favourite local dishes. Londoners, on the other hand, are curious what “kiasu” means and what’s on the menu. It’s a cultural experience for everyone.’
Hmm — so if Singaporeans eat ‘local’ food in London, does that then make Londoners outsiders in their own city, and their food ‘international’?