Tastes of hybrid belonging: Following the laksa trail in Katong, Singapore

  title={Tastes of hybrid belonging: Following the laksa trail in Katong, Singapore},
  author={J. J. Duruz},
  pages={605 - 618}
  • J. Duruz
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • History
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This article builds on previous research tracing the introduction of laksa to the ‘Mediterranean’ city of Adelaide, Australia in the late 1970s and the early 1980s. Almost thirty years later, with laksa normalized as one of Australia's ‘borrowed’ foodways, the article allows the adopted culture a sentimental return to a mythical point of origin. The search for laksa, together with other nostalgic flavours of Peranakan and Eurasian communities, is now mapped on to the streets of Katong, one of… 
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