Si Yang Steam Soup: The Trials of the Hawker Life
It really isn’t easy being a hawker. Imagine that you have been working hard for over 35 years to build up a steady clientele and numerous accolades, yet all that success is so tenuous that it can be so easily be taken away overnight, simply because you were forced to relocate. The couple behind Si Yang Steam Soup have been diligently serving their steam soup since 1982 and had built quite a good business at Ang Mo Kio Blk 728 before the coffeeshop was sold and they had to move to their present location. Since then, their business has dropped by so much that they are considering retirement! That would be a shame as they really do put in a lot of effort into their soups, using quality chinese herbs which they mix themselves and steaming the soups in individual bowls for over 3 hours to gently coax out the nutrients. Making herbal soups this way is not common nowadays as it ...