26 Jun '15, 7am

WATCH: This young hawker shares why she quit her MNC job to run a prawn noodle stall

WATCH: This young hawker shares why she quit her MNC job to run a prawn noodle stall

LI RUIFANG, 31 She sells hundreds of bowls of piping hot prawn noodles a day. Affectionately known to friends as hei mee soh (“prawn mee auntie” in Hokkien), this third-generation hawker serves prawn noodles at Tekka Food Centre – just look for 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles (#01-326) and you’ll find her. Ruifang shares: “My grandfather used to cook and sell prawn noodles in the Whampoa area in the 1950s. My dad took over in the 1970s and then I did in 2014. I’ve been helping out at the stall since I was in primary school – so yes, I ate a lot of prawn noodles growing up! “I gave up my job (at an MNC) to become a hawker because I felt it was a pity to let the family recipe and business end with my dad’s generation. I’ve seen many of my favourite food stalls disappear over the years because there’s no one to take over the business, and I didn’t want the same thing to happen to u...

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