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It took me 3 years to buy my pushcart, says Goreng pisang hawker

Published on Aug 2, 2014 6:51 AM

Goreng pisang hawker Abdullah Omar can rattle off the 15 types of bananas commonly imported from Malaysia into Singapore.

Of the lot, the 66-year-old said Singaporeans are crazy for pisang raja - a sweet and creamy breed which complements the deep-fried fritter's savoury shell.

It is this in-depth knowledge about the fruit and his customers' taste that has made him one of the more popular goreng pisang sellers in Singapore.

His stall has been listed in travel magazines and got him featured in a 2013 exhibition and book titled Not For Sale: Singapore's Remaining Heritage Street Food Vendors.

Mr Abdullah, who sells 30kg of goreng pisang at his Tekka Market stall each week, started out as an illegal hawker outside Rex Theatre -- . ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN
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