10 Jul '11, 10pm

Standing by her stove for over 40 years (via ST iPhone App)

Standing by her stove for over 40 years (via ST iPhone App)

Profile of one of the oldest hawkers of Singapore, Madam Khong Hing Noey, 82, who sells Ipoh hor fun and macaroni soup. Her 50-year-old daughter stands in the background. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN AT AN age when most hawkers would have retired, Madam Khong Hing Noey chooses to stand by her stove and customers. The 82-year-old is among the oldest hawkers in Singapore - and to some, an icon in the Tanjong Pagar area. She runs the popular Dao Ji Cooked Food stall at Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market and Food Centre, famous for its Chinese-style 'dry' macaroni concoction. The unique dish, born out of Madam Khong's imagination, is a generous serving of springy elbow macaroni dressed in silky gravy, topped with tender chicken slices, blanched greens, slow-braised mushrooms and a side of shrimp wonton soup. The spry octogenarian has been a hawker for more than 40 years in Tanjong Pagar, ...

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