Hipster hawkers are in the news at the moment, thanks to the recent announcement that the new hawker centre at Pasir Ris Central will have a section devoted to “creative cuisine”.
The centre, to be run by NTUC Foodfare, will have two floors and may also offer events such as art markets, craft fairs and music gigs to draw in the crowds.
Food critic Wong Ah Yoke approved of the move, saying this can help encourage young hawkers to venture into the trade.
But young food entrepreneurs have already been plying their trade at hawker centres. They offer a range of options, from new style takes on traditional fare to dishes not ordinarily served alongside fishball noodles and prata.