Over 40 hawkers recognised in annual City Hawker Food Hunt

Husband and wife Daniel Lee and Joanne Ng, with Ms Ng’s parents Mr Ng Hock Loo, and Madam Lim Hua Choon. The young couple runs Ru Ji Kitchen in Old Airport Road while Mr Ng owns a fishball noodle shop of the same name in Holland Drive. -- ST PHOTO:
Husband and wife Daniel Lee and Joanne Ng, with Ms Ng’s parents Mr Ng Hock Loo, and Madam Lim Hua Choon. The young couple runs Ru Ji Kitchen in Old Airport Road while Mr Ng owns a fishball noodle shop of the same name in Holland Drive. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Singapore's top 10 hawker stalls for roasted meat rice, Western food, Indian rojak and double-boiled soup were recognised on Sunday morning in the seventh annual City Hawker Food Hunt.

Organised by City Gas and Shin Min Daily News, the awards are based on public voting for a shortlist drawn up by the organisers.

This year, the new Young Hawker Award was also conferred on hawkers aged 35 or younger, "to encourage the younger generation of hawkers", said City Gas acting chief executive officer Teo Kwan Hai.

One of the three winners was the husband and wife team behind fishball noodle stall Ru Ji Kitchen, Mr Daniel Lee and Ms Joanne Ng, both 32. Ms Ng's father runs his own fishball stall, and the couple saw a business opportunity.

"I used to think it was difficult. But now I think as long as you have a good recipe, a strong recipe, then if the business is successful, it's still worth a try," said Mr Lee. The couple run two stalls, one at Old Airport Road and one at Redhill.

Other awards were My Favourite Hawker Centre, the Most "Healthier Choice" Hawker Centre, the Most Authentic Hawker Stall and the Cleanest Hawker Centre.

Winning the Cleanest Hawker Centre award was the food centre at Block 84 Marine Parade Central, where the award ceremony was held on Sunday.

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, adviser to Marine Parade grassroots organisations, was guest of honour. "The City Hawker Food Hunt Awards recognises the diverse culinary achievement and hard work by hawkers from all over Singapore," he said.

"I look forward to sampling many of these hawker fares myself!" he added.


Hawker Winners List (Stalls named in Chinese only provided the Chinese names)

福顺锦记烧腊面家    No 71(Maxwell Food Centre) Roasted Meat Rice
富市(传统)烧腊•云吞面   #02-25(Shunfu Road, Block 320)    Roasted Meat Rice
炳记   #01-20(Sembawang Hill Food Centre)    Roasted Meat Rice
好味烧腊   #01-84(Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Block 628)    Roasted Meat Rice
坤记鸭饭   #01-47(Bedok South Road, Block 16)    Roasted Meat Rice
日昇烧腊   #01-78(Golden Mile Food Centre)    Roasted Meat Rice
中峇鲁李鸿记广东烧腊   #02-60(Tiong Bahru Market)    Roasted Meat Rice
烧腊   #01-19(Telok Blangah Drive, Block 79)    Roasted Meat Rice
良伟腊味饭  Holland Drive, Block 44    Roasted Meat Rice
宏文烧腊   #01-61(Toa Payoh Lorong 7, Block 22)    Roasted Meat Rice
Adrian's Western Kitchen   #01-110(Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Block 226D)    Western Food
Kitchen Western Food   #01-33 (Changi Village Road, Block 2/3)    Western Food
旧机场街西餐   #01-54(New Upper Changi Road, Block 207)    Western Food
阿牛小食   #01-23(Bedok Food Centre)    Western Food
Grill & Pasta   #01-41(Hougang Street 21, Block 209)    Western Food
小王西餐   #01-22(Toa Payoh Lorong 7, Block 22)    Western Food
Oikos乐西餐   #01-2809(Geylang Bahru, Block 69)    Western Food
焱鑫西餐   #02-45(Berseh Food Centre)    Western Food
Indulgence   #01-06(Tanglin Halt Market)    Western Food
Tom's Kitchen   #03-130(Tamah Jurong Market & Food Centre)   Western Food
Abdhus Salam Rojak    #73  (West Coast Drive, Block 503)    Indian Rojak
Habib‘s Rojak   #68  (West Coast Drive, Block 503)    Indian Rojak
Mohamed Arafat Muslim Food   #01-48  (Seah Im Food Centre)    Indian Rojak
Haji Johan Indian Muslim Food   #01-254 (Buffalo Road, Block 665, Tekka Market)  Indian Rojak
Fazil Muslim Food Stall   #01-2883(Geylang Bahru, Block 69)    Indian Rojak
Mohamed Azeem   #01-02(Eunos Crescent, Block 4A)    Indian Rojak
Haig Rojak Centre   #01-04(Haig Road Food Centre)    Indian Rojak
Shentonway Muslim Food   #01-154(Marine Parade Central, Block 84)    Indian Rojak
Suka Ramai Mama Power   #01-26(Bedok Food Centre)    Indian Rojak
M Mohamed Irshad   #01-43(Bedok North Street 3, Block 511)    Indian Rojak
杕幸运山瑞——王中王   #38/49(Berseh Food centre)    Double Boiled Soup
长发香港炖汤      #B1-52(Golden Mile Food Centre)     Double Boiled Soup
日昇屋   #01-162(Marine Parade Central, Block 84)    Double Boiled Soup
金鼎香 老火汤•羊肉汤   #01-08(Hougang Street 21, Block 209)    Double Boiled Soup
亚发老火汤   #01-47(Toa Payoh Lorong 4, Block 93)    Double Boiled Soup
兴兴靓汤    #02-48(Tiong Bahru Market)    Double Boiled Soup
原味   #01-108(Telok Blangah Crescent, Block 11)    Double Boiled Soup
香港靓汤   #01-51(Bukit Merah Lane 1, Block 120)    Double Boiled Soup
一品汤   #03-157(Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre)    Double Boiled Soup
天天香   #01-143(Boon Lay Place, Block 221B)    Double Boiled Soup
Golden Mile Food Centre, Yong Tau Fu Most Authentic/ Traditional Hawker Stall Award
Toa Payoh Lorong 7, Block 22, Beef Noodles Most Authentic/ Traditional Hawker Stall Award
Daniel Lee 如记小厨(鱼圆面) (YOUNG HAWKER AWARD) Young Hawker
Mr. Habib Habib's Rojak (YOUNG HAWKER AWARD) Young Hawker
蔡特玲 阿牛小食(西餐) Young Hawker
Block 84, Marine Parade Central Cleanest Hawker Centre Award
Block 50A, Marine Terrace Hawker Centre Most Healthier Choice Hawker Centre Award
Maxwell Food Centre  My Favourite Hawker Centre Award
Chomp Chomp Food Centre  Honorary Most Favourite Hawker Centre Award