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Leaf him to it. Teochew opera advocate Nick Shen on being vegetarian

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WHEN it comes to food, Singaporeans are generally spoilt for choice, what with the wide array of hawker centres and restaurants dotted around the island.

For local former actor Nick Shen, however, most mouth-watering delights are a mere distraction from his all-time favourite dish - a simple bowl of porridge with vegetables.

The 37-year-old Teochew opera advocate told M over lunch last Friday at Swatow Seafood Restaurant that he is a Teochew boy at heart.

"I prefer to eat light, so Teochew porridge with broccoli and kai lan (Chinese kale) would be my idea of a perfect meal," he said.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 20.

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