City Hawker Food Hunt Presents Inaugural Winners for International Hawker Food Category

3 November 2019

Total of thirty hawker stalls celebrated at the Awards Presentation Ceremony 2019

City Hawker Food Hunt, co-organised by City Gas and Shin Min Daily News, held the 12th City Hawker Food Hunt Awards Presentation Ceremony at Bedok Town Square this morning. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources & Ministry of Health, presented 30 award plaques to hawkers who obtained the highest number of votes for the People’s Choice Local Food, People’s Choice International Food and People’s Choice Healthier Choice categories. (Please refer to Annex A for the list of winners).

The People’s Choice International Food is a new award category aimed at recognising the rising popularity and availability of international food at hawker centres, and giving the public the opportunity to vote for international food cuisine at hawker centres. The winners in this category belong to hawker stalls which dish out flavourful Japanese, Mexican and Thai food; as well as a local favourite – Western food.

During the 3-month long campaign, publicity efforts were ramped up to increase public awareness of Singapore’s longest running hawker food contest. There were 23 voting booths set up at 13 selected hawker centres to encourage the public to vote for their favourite hawker food stalls in the respective categories. In addition, a series of videos was specially produced to showcase hawker centres and hawker food delights across this year’s award categories.

In his opening speech, Mr Tan Juay Hwa, City Gas Vice President for Commercial and Industrial Sales, shared that City Hawker Food Hunt’s “objectives are community-driven to provide an organic platform for hawkers to be recognised for tasty local food; and for City Hawker Food Hunt awards to be the definitive guide for hawker patrons scouring for good food found in all the hawker centres in Singapore.”

Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, said: “Hawker centres and hawker culture are part of our Singaporean identity, and an integral part of our daily lives. Over the years, hawker centres have become community dining rooms where Singaporeans from all walks of life come together to enjoy a variety of tasty and affordable hawker food. I am glad that we are also recognising hawkers who have introduced international cuisines and healthier food options – this reflects how our hawker centres have evolved to meet changing customer tastes and preferences over time. All of us can help sustain this heritage by visiting not just the veteran hawkers who have honed their craft over the years, but also the new entrants who have taken the step to pursue their passion for cooking. By patronising hawker centres, we can help to ensure that the hawker culture lives on for future generations.”

In addition, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) takes the opportunity to commend City Gas and Shin Min Daily News for another year of success in organising the City Hawker Food Hunt. Commented Ms Ann Low, Senior Deputy Director, Healthy Food & Dining Division, “HPB would like to congratulate the City Hawker Food Hunt 2019 People’s Choice Healthier Choice award winners for achieving public recognition for their healthier hawker dishes, such as fishball noodles, chicken porridge and brown rice. By putting a spotlight on the availability of such tasty hawker dishes which are lower in calories or prepared with wholegrains, we can encourage the public to opt for healthier options when enjoying our local hawker fares.”

City Hawker Food Hunt was initiated by City Gas and Shin Min Daily News in 2008. The hawker food contest receives strong support from the Health Promotion Board, National Environment Agency and Singapore Tourism Board.


Annex A


People’s Choice Local Food Award
To promote Singapore’s rich hawker food heritage.
*Hall of Fame Award Winner

Bossi Ban Mian
Serangoon Garden Market #01-18
49A Serangoon Garden Way S555945

Hill Street Fried Kway Teow, 禧街炒粿條
Bedok South Market & Food Centre #01-41
16 Bedok South Road S460016

Hoe Hokkien Mee,《和》炒福建面
North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre #01-93
861 North Bridge Road S198783

Hup Heng, 合兴园熟食
Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre #01-141
527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 S560527

Joo Heng Noodle, 裕兴面家
Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre #02-12
127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh S310127

Renqi, 人气糖水
Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre #01-14
208B New Upper Changi Road S462208

* Teo’s Noodle
Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre #01-26
208B New Upper Changi Road S462208

* Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, 天天海南鸡饭
Maxwell Food Centre #10
1 Kadayanallur Street S069184

Tien Kee, 新记
Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre #01-19
22 Lorong 7 Toa Payoh S310022

Xiang Ji Gu Zao Wei Claypot Delight, 香记古早味煲仔小吃
Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre #01-59
69 Geylang Bahru S330069


People’s Choice International Food Award
For delicious international cuisines with rising popularity
*Hall of Fame Award Winner

* Ashes Burnnit
Golden Mile Food Centre #B1-24
505 Beach Road S199583

Blue Lagoon Western Food
Bedok South Market & Food Centre #01-27
16 Bedok South Road S460016

Daily Upward Chinese Food, 天天向上
Bedok South Market & Food Centre #01-26
16 Bedok South Road S460016

Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre #02-93
31 Commonwealth Crescent S149644

Kinobe by Hive Brothers & Co
Amoy Street Food Centre #02-126
7 Maxwell Road, S069111

Northern Thai
Berseh Food Centre #01-25
166 Jalan Besar, S208877

Ramen Taisho, 拉面大将
Maxwell Food Centre #01-32
1 Kadayanallur Street S069184

Sisaket Thai Food
115 Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre #01-01
115 Bukit Merah View S151115

Taste of Morocco
Ayer Rajah Food Centre #01-53
503 West Coast Drive S120503

* Tom Yum Goong
Pasir Panjang Food Centre #01-42
121 Pasir Panjang Road S118543


People’s Choice, Healthier Choice Award
In support of the Health Promotion Board Healthier Choice campaign to encourage healthy eating at hawker centres.
*Hall of Fame Award Winner

Ah Yong Cooked Food, 阿荣熟食
Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre #01-30
69 Geylang Bahru S330069

Ah Zheng Ban Mian • Sliced Fish Soup, 亚正板面•鱼片汤
Marine Parade Central Market & Food Centre #01-23
84 Marine Parade Central S440084

Chai Chee Pork Porridge, 菜市猪肉粥
Tampines Round Market #01-39
137 Tampines Street 11 S521137

Choon Kee Fishball Noodle, 春记鱼圆面
Bukit Merah Central Food Centre #02-37
163 Bukit Merah Central S150163

Hock Seng Choon Fish Ball Kway Teow Mee, 福成春鱼丸粿条面
Bedok South Market & Food Centre #01-50
16 Bedok South Road S460016

* Lin Ji Yu Tang • Yu Zhou, 林记鱼汤•鱼粥
Boon Lay Place Food Village #01-129
221A/B Boon Lay Place S641221/642221

Quan Xin Vegetarian Food, 泉心素食园
Bedok 538 Market & Food Centre #01-100
538 Bedok North Street 3 S460538

Seng Heng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice, 成兴海南起骨鸡饭
Geylang East Centre Market & Food Corner #01-73
117 Aljunied Ave 2 S380117

Tong Ren Tong Xin Vegetarian Food, 同人同心素食
Bedok South Market & Food Centre #01-52
16 Bedok South Road S460016

* Yip’s Superior Soup, 叶记鼎汤
Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre #02-105
3 Yung Sheng Road S618499