New spin on hawker food: From prawn mee with French flair to carrot cake with a Thai twist

To fulfil her father's dream of travelling, Ms Claire Huang gave up her job selling corporate gifts to fry carrot cake.
To fulfil her father's dream of travelling, Ms Claire Huang gave up her job selling corporate gifts to fry carrot cake.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - A new crop of hip hawkers is shaking up the scene, putting a fresh spin on familiar classics.

Think spicy mac and cheese with a generous dose of chilli padi from Mama's Boy Bakes at Amoy Street Food Centre; fried carrot cake with bacon cubes from Carrot Cubes in Ang Mo Kio; and sambal prawn linguine from Shaker Lakers at Yishun Park Hawker Centre.

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