If you grew up in the Internet generation, chances are you would have never heard of the Tok Tok Man.
Roving noodle hawkers used to play a bamboo instrument to alert customers of their presence. This was back when a bowl of fishball noodles cost 20 cents.
This bamboo instrument emitted a very distinctive 'tok tok' sound - hence, giving the Tok Tok Man his name.
There was a different rhythm depending on what type of noodles the Tok Tok Man was selling that day. Wanton noodles had a straight beat while fishball noodles had a more staccato sound, alternating between high and low pitch.
It was a simple way of life. Customers used a basket to collect the noodles, as well as make payment to the Tok Tok man on the street.
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