30 Sep '13, 9am
A Young Hawker Soldier is born. He has an impish charming smile and he sells #bakkutteh What not to like?
Just one minute into a conversation with him, and you can quite easily tell that this youngish university graduate has something not ours nor any world class education system could arm him with… guts, hunger and gumption. “Just screw it and do it!”, and with that Tan Jun Yuan ditched the potentials behind his first class honour’s degree, a stable product manager’s job at a famous thumb drive IT company and went straight long into the bak kut teh hawker business. He even once ran an event company but often thought about capitalising on his mum’s hawker food skills for exciting opportunities. “I had always wanted to enter the street food trade. There is nothing shameful in this business,” Yuan tells me, adding “I have plans for expansions” hinting to me what his education can help to do. He initially procrastinated in jumping in on this street food bandwagon but later thanke...