There behind an inconspicuous stall at the food court is this youngish-looking 30-something, who wears a straw hat, tight purple shirt, silver shoes and accessorized with a self-designed pendent.
Never would you ever imagine that a former artistic director and fashion stylist would switch jobs to sell… yong tau foo! And at all places, a food court within Orchard Towers.
Fashionista Cedric Tan has proclaimed that he has “seen it all” (by mid-30s) and wants to challenge himself to try something different. Having been inspired by little eateries in Japan, he wants to start-up an equally unassuming food business in Singapore.
I do know of many ‘fashionable’ friends who toy with the idea of opening a ‘nice little cafe’, but it’s all up there in the mind. Cedric Tan is really that one guy who shows that you should just do what you want at least once in your life. And he has clearly no qualms about the ‘status’ of the food he is selling.
The homemade Yong Tau Foo offerings are quite affordable, with a minimum order of 6 pieces at $3.80, and additional pieces at 60 cents each. A must-try is the curry version which is light, tasting rather similar to lontong gravy.I was initially worried about the calorie content, but drank it clean because it was just too sumptuous.
Family Stove + Family Wok
1 Claymore Drive, #02-01 Eateries Paradise (above Jasons Supermarket), Orchard Towers, Singapore 229594 (Orchard MRT) Tel:+65 8688 2559
Opening hours: 12:00pm-9:00pm (Mon-Fri)
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