Finding a taste of China in Singapore's Chinatown
Seated by the steps in front of the Chinatown MRT station, Mr Wang Quan Kai and his friend have their faces buried in a huge meat dumpling.
Looking up, the 43-year-old from Shangxi, China, said: "The food here suits our palate better."
Like the duo, throngs of Chinese nationals living in Singapore gather at People's Park Complex in Eu Tong Sen Street on weekends for a true taste of home.
The food stalls here sell a range of Chinese cuisine unique to various parts of mainland China - from a mind-bending variety of pickled vegetables to cold noodles, spring onion pancakes to "Zhong Guo Da Pao" (loosely translated as "China Big Pao").