Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Top 3 SingTel Hawker Heroes Revealed!


After 8 days of intensive voting with more than 2.5 million vote count, Mr Ang Kiam Meng from Jumbo Seafood (319,922 votes), Mdm Foo Kui Lian from Tian Tian Chicken Rice (318,151 votes), and Mr Ryan Koh from 328 Katong Laksa (316,611 votes), have been identified as the most popular hawkers among local food lovers. They will be competiting against Renowed Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay at Newton Food Centre this Sunday at SingTel's Hawker Heroes Challenge.


Event: SingTel Hawker Heroes
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2013
Time: From 1800hr
Venue: Newton Food Centre
500 Clemenceau Avenue North Singapore 229495
 

This Non-ticketed event is open to the public free of charge with 1000 servings available on a first-come-first-served basis.  The public gets to sample the dishes prepared by the local hawkers and Chef Ramsay and do a live vote to decide who fare better in the hawker dishes.

Catch Gordon Ramsay Live in Singapore!
5 July, 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Training Cookoff #1 @ Tian Tian Maxwell
5 July, 8:30pm to 9:30pm - Training Cookoff #2 @ Jumbo Seafood East Coast Parkway
6 July, 2:00pm to 3:00pm - Training Cookoff #3 @ 328 Katong Laksa
7 July, 6:30pm to 9:00pm - The Final Showdown @ Newton Circus Food Centre

Visit http://www.hawkerheroes.com for more information on the contest and event.

About SingTel Hawker Heroes challenge
The challenge is in response to recent concerns of a decline in local hawker culture and whether international recognition, such as Michelin-starred accreditation, would encourage fresh talent to join the trade and preserve Singapore’s hawker heritage. There has also been much debate on whether Singapore hawkers have the necessary qualities to take on Michelin-starred chefs like Gordon Ramsay.

Profile of Top 3 SingTel Hawker Heroes
* Mr Ang Kiam Meng. Jumbo Seafood Restaurant
If you’re a fan of crab, there’s a good chance you have spent an evening digging into Mr Ang Kiam Meng’s exquisite creations at Jumbo Seafood. His intensely flavourful chilli crab has helped take Jumbo from a humble local eatery in East Coast Park to one of our country’s most loved seafood chains.

* Mdm Foo Kui Lian, Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
Ask Singaporeans where you can find the country’s best chicken rice and you can bet Tian Tian is going to come up quite a bit. No surprise when you consider that Madam Foo Kui Lian has been perfecting her dish since 1986.

* Mr Ryan Koh, 328 Katong Laksa
Intensely flavourful and wonderfully satisfying, Katong Laksa takes laksa lovers to a whole new level. All thanks to the skills of Mr Ryan Koh who obsesses over every ingredient that goes into his dish.

Photo Credit: Singtel Singapore

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