Search for new Singapore Hawker Masters begins with mee rebus
The hunt for a new batch of Singapore Hawker Masters began yesterday with the humble mee rebus.
A simple dish of thick yellow noodles with tofu cubes, green chilli and a hard-boiled egg drenched in a flavourful spicy-sour gravy, it is one of six new hawker food categories in this year's search for Singapore's top hawkers.
The annual awards, jointly organised by The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao, are now into their fourth year.
Over the next few weeks, judges will sample dishes in five other categories - the dry and soup versions of fishball noodles; cheng tng, a sweet dessert soup; rojak, a prawn paste salad; or luak, or fried oyster omelette; and nasi briyani, a fragrant rice dish usually accompanied by fork-tender mutton or chicken.