SINGAPORE - Joseph Schooling's favourite chye tow kueh stall sold out much earlier than usual this morning, due to unexpected crowds the day after the Olympic gold medallist's victory parade.
By 8.45am Friday (Aug 19) morning, the last few packets of fried black carrot cake at Bee Bee Carrot Cake at Block 50A Marine Terrace had been wrapped up for its final customer of the day, and disappointed diners had to be turned away.
The stall opens at 5.30am and usually operates until about 11am. On busier days, it sells out before 10am.
It is run by cousins Madam Quek Bee Gek, 65, and Madam Teo Kwee Lang, 68, who have been operating the stall for about 40 years.
Madam Quek said: "He's very polite and I've known him since he was a young boy," gesturing to her mid-thigh to indicate how tall he was when he first patronised the stall.
Schooling, who likes his chye tow kueh black - the darker, the better - barely had a mouthful of the dish on Thursday morning before he was whisked away for the rest of the parade.
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Read Rebecca Lynne Tan's review of Bee Bee Carrot Cake in The Sunday Times this weekend.