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Singaporean Tempeh

Tempeh is one of my favorite foods. It is one of the few forms of soy that is good for you due to its fermented nature and its a fantastic source of protein. So far I haven’t come across any in Singapore, so was wondering if it even existed here. This search led me to a sad story of the another crushing example of industrialized agriculture.

There use to be an Indonesian town called Kampong Tempeh, which translates to “Tempeh Town” (bring it all down to veganville). The location of this town was actually not to far from where I am living at NUS. Sadly, this town no longer exists. The Indonesian families making the Tempeh passed their recipes down for generations until factory made tempeh put them out of business in the 70s. To add insult to injury, the town was forced to be redeveloped in the 80s by authorities who demanded higher housing standards.

Read the whole story here.

Kampungt Tempeh

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