14 Feb '18, 11am

Michelin-star chef Andre Chiang fulfils a promise to an ice-cream uncle

SINGAPORE: The day before he closes his two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre for good on Feb 14, chef Andre Chiang had an important visit to make to Berseh Food Centre in Jalan Besar. It was to meet with a special person - 85-year-old ice-cream hawker Ng Teak Boon - to deliver on a promise the chef had made to him last year. The pair had their unlikely first meeting in October 2017, after Mr Chiang watched a video produced by CNA Insider . It featured Mr Ng plying his trade outside Sim Lim Tower, as part of a series on elderly poverty in Singapore and the region. WATCH: Remember his story? (5:55) Mr Ng's story touched thousands of viewers, many of whom offered to help in cash or kind, pay his bills and support his ice-cream sales. Advertisement Advertisement The story also inspired Mr Chiang, a Taiwan-born, French-trained chef, to come up with his own upscale version of t...

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