Bye oily chicken nuggets and long benches: The great S’pore school canteen makeover

Forget oily chicken nuggets, long benches and Fanta Grape. From swings and cafe-style furniture to artisanal coffees, school canteens across the island are reinventing their interiors and menus for a new generation.

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The canteen at Yuhua Secondary School is different to many other school canteens. The students had a large hand in redesigning the communal space – making it friendlier, greener and a place where other students want to hang out.
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SINGAPORE - On Madam Violet Lee’s Thursday menu at her vegetarian stall are pumpkin with plant-based protein OmniMeat; tofu coated with Marmite, maple syrup and soya sauce; and omelette with enoki mushrooms.

Customers can also order assam “fish”, made from soya beans wrapped in seaweed and topped with a slightly spicy, tangy sambal; tteokbokki (Korean rice cakes); or sweet potato in ginger soup for a sweet ending.

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