Singapore food bloggers challenge celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to take on hawker food

Peace Chiu
Singapore Showbiz5 June 2013

Singapore food bloggers challenge Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay to hawker food cook-off. (Press Association)
Singapore food bloggers challenge Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay to hawker food cook-off. (Press Association)

Singaporeans love char kway teow and laksa sold in stalls in the city-state, but how does hawker food fare on the international stage?

To find out, a group of Singapore food bloggers, including Dr Leslie Tay from iEatiShootiPost and Daniel Ang from Daniel’s Food Diary, and local telecommunications giant SingTel have formally challenged British chef Gordon Ramsay to take on Singapore’s most beloved hawkers in a culinary contest.

Should chef Ramsay accept the challenge, he will pit his skills against three popular hawkers who will be selected through a public poll hosted on the HungryGoWhere website.

Chef Ramsay is the owner of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in London and he is also known for presenting competitive cooking reality television shows, including Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef.

The contest will determine if Singapore’s hawker fare can match up to the standards of the prestigious Michelin guide, which has become the benchmark for culinary excellence around the world.

The challenge is also in response to recent concerns of a decline in local hawker culture and whether international recognition, such as Michelin-starred accreditation, would encourage fresh talent to join the trade and preserve Singapore’s hawker heritage.

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