Millennials put their spin on traditional Asian food

Siblings Lex and Natalie Lee of Ah Five Chicken Rice (left), Mr Firdaus Sani with dishes from his Orang Laut food delivery (top right) and Ms Hoh Loyi of Champion Bolo Bun.
Siblings Lex and Natalie Lee of Ah Five Chicken Rice (left), Mr Firdaus Sani with dishes from his Orang Laut food delivery (top right) and Ms Hoh Loyi of Champion Bolo Bun.ST PHOTOS: JASON QUAH, ALPHONSUS CHERN, KHALID BABA

SINGAPORE - Many young people who start food and beverage businesses tend to go for hipster cafes and sell pretty dishes or pastries perfect for the 'gram.

But a bunch of millennial and Gen Z entrepreneurs are now riding a different wave. Whether it is showcasing forgotten Thai recipes, peddling bolo buns and XO sauce or offering unique family dishes for home delivery, they are out to modernise the traditional.

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