carrot cake

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

The Singaporean sense arises from a confusion between Min Nan 菜頭菜头 (chhài-thâu, “radish”) and 紅菜頭红菜头 (âng-chhài-thâu, “carrot”, literally “red radish”).

NounEdit

carrot cake (countable and uncountable, plural carrot cakes)

  1. A sweet cake, often iced, containing grated carrot.
  2. (Singapore) turnip cake (a savoury cake containing radish, usually stir-fried)

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