Enamel bowl for holding cockles

Traditional ‘char kway teow’ (fried flat noodles) is cooked with light and dark soya sauces, garlic, lard, fish cake and Chinese sausage. ‘Char kway teow’, can also be served with cockles, known as ‘see hum kway teow’ (fried flat noodles with cockles). Fishermen and cockle gatherers moonlighted as street hawkers in the evening and sold this dish for extra income. This white bowl was used to hold the cockles for cooking ‘see hum kway teow’.