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|