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Which 4 Singaporean Dishes Does Anthony Bourdain Want At the NY Bourdain Market?

The well-known American television host shares his wishlist for his upcoming street food hall in New York - and four of the 10 dishes come from Singapore.

Last we saw him, Anthony Bourdain was breaking down collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) on box office hit, The Big Short. Now, the 59-year-old chef-turned-TV star is talking about something closer to his heart – what he hopes to serve at Bourdain Market, his idea of an Asian food market, when it opens at Pier 57 along the Hudson River in New York come late 2017. Here are 4 dishes from our tiny red dot that made it on his list:

01: Hainanese chicken rice from Tian Tian, Maxwell Food Centre

Photo taken from the Bourdain Market’s Instagram account.

02: Hill Street Char Kway Teow at Bedok South Road

Photo taken from the Bourdain Market’s Instagram account.

03: Geylang Claypot Rice at 639 Geylang Road

Photo taken from the Bourdain Market’s Instagram account.

04: White pepper crab from JB Ah Meng along Geylang Lorong 23

Photo taken from the Bourdain Market’s Instagram account.

Other Asian dishes include bun thai from The Lunch Lady in Vietnam and Sarawak laksa from Choon Hui Café in Malaysia. There will also be a full-service restaurant and a selection of wholesale vendors in Bourdain Market.

“The way people eat has changed,” says Bourdain in an interview with The New York Times. “They want to be at counters and communal tables. They want heat and funk and chicken wings that set their hair on fire… That’s what I want to create for New York, some place where I would want to eat. Right now, there is nothing like that.” PeakMonogram