The other day, I went to buy some popiah and noticed that the hawker used an interesting gadget to slice his hard boilded egg. He put the egg into a plastic clampshell -like mould and closed it over the egg. The top half of the mould has sharp 'knives' which cut the egg into several slices in one swift motion.
I wonder if hawkers nowadays all used this 'modern' method. In the old days, the hawkers usually used a thin thread to slice the egg. He ties one end of the thread to something firm. The other end of the string is pulled taut with one hand and then used it to slice into the egg which is held in the other hand.
Thanks to Umami for permssion to use this photo of mee siam with hard boiled egg.
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