Singapore has a unique and authentic hawker culture, which Pezzo Group aims to preserve with their latest concept, Hawker Heroes. Hawker Heroes ‘provides young and passionate next-gen hawkers a bigger and national stage to showcase their time-honoured dishes, and at the same time continue the legacy of their family recipes’, said Pezzo in a press release on Thursday (21 September). Located in Northpoint Shopping Centre in Yishun, the very first Hawker Heroes outlet will be helmed by graduates who have decided to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and continue their family businesses – Hong Seng Curry Rice and Ru Ji Kitchen.
The Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre officially launched on 1 September, with some stalls starting operations from as early as mid-August. It is also the first hawker centre in Singapore to impose a mandatory tray return policy – which doesn’t seem to be working.
Chef Chan Hon Meng captured attention worldwide when his hawker stall won a Michelin star in 2016. One year ago, it was just a nondescript stall among the thousands of hawker stalls spread across Singapore. Today, Singaporean chef Chan Hon Meng’s Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodles is a two-time Michelin star winner with six outlets around the world, with another outlet set to open in Melbourne.
INSIDER, a website popular for its videos of trending food around the world, on Thursday (20 April) posted a video on Facebook featuring a New York restaurant called Chomp Chomp and its range of what the website calls “authentic” Singaporean street food. Not surprisingly, Singaporeans who viewed the video took some offence. “As someone who lived in Singapore for six years, I gotta agree it’s nowhere close to authentic Singaporean hawker food.