Lim Wei Keat is an apprentice at Neo’s chicken rice stall in Singapore. Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP
Lim Wei Keat is an apprentice at Neo’s chicken rice stall in Singapore. Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP

Young Singapore chefs give its street food culture a shot in the arm

  • Singapore’s street food is famous, but few people want to work in the trade, with its long hours and low pay, and many hawkers are nearing retirement 
  • A growing number of young chefs are taking up apprenticeships with food hawkers. ‘Local dishes would disappear if young chefs did not take over,’ one says, 

Lim Wei Keat is an apprentice at Neo’s chicken rice stall in Singapore. Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP
Lim Wei Keat is an apprentice at Neo’s chicken rice stall in Singapore. Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP
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