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Students get a taste of hawker life

ITE students learn the ropes from veterans during a two-week internship at Makansutra Gluttons Bay

Published on Jun 22, 2014 1:07 PM
ITE student Sebastian Chua, 17, cooking sum lo hor fun at Hong Kong Street Old Chun Kee in Makansutra Gluttons Bay as his course mate Ilyzyana Kamis looks on. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

A group of eight students from ITE College West's Asian Culinary Arts course have been learning from veteran hawkers during a two-week internship which ends today.

The students were thrown into the deep end at Makansutra Gluttons Bay food centre, learning how to prepare, cook and serve hawker fare.

They had lessons in chopping chicken for chicken rice, stir-frying hor fun with wok hei, grilling satay and pulling frothy teh tarik.

This crash course in street food is a tie-up between the Institute of Technical Education and Makansutra founder K.F. Seetoh, who runs the open-air Gluttons Bay next to the Esplanade.

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