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"My father knew Mr Tan from the Hwee Kee stall a long time ago, and I really grew up eating at their stall. Their kway chap is the one I return to every time I feel like eating it, as it has a ‘traditional taste’ that’s hard to find these days. More than just my favourite hawkers, they have become a family friend, and it’s my turn to bring my wife and children here just like my dad brought me. Thank you Uncle and Aunty for feeding me through the years, and inspiring me to keep going! If you go to their stall often, do thank them by sharing a post on social media too!" - Tony Liew, Quan Ji Zi Char
Quan Ji Zi Char is currently helmed by Tony Liew. a third-generation hawker who took over his father’s business in 2004. Having been in the Hawker scene for 15 years, Tony acknowledges that the profession has its own set of challenges and he salutes pioneer hawkers like Mr and Mrs Tan, who have been selling kway chap at Hong Lim Food Centre since 1978. Thank you Tony, Mr and Mrs Tan for all that you do for Our Hawker Culture!
Do you have a hawker you would like to thank? Share a post with the hashtags #OurHawkerCulture #ThankYouHawkers showing YOUR favourite hawker and why you would like to thank them! These hawker heroes deserve our appreciation.
This is in support Singapore's nomination of Hawker Culture for UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Stay tuned for more!
Photo by: Liu Ying, @liuying.photos at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre