Decadent Pork Belly Rice & Deep-Fried Lor Bak By SIA Steward Turned Hawker
BBraise’s unusual crispy fried lor bak is a sinful but delicious creation.
If you had asked Alvan Chew, towkay behind two-month-old braised pork belly rice bowl joint BBraise at Amoy Street Food Centre, three years ago whether he would ever envision himself as a hawker, his answer would’ve been an emphatic “no”. Though the 29-year-old has always had a passion for food, cooking for a living was never on his radar.
You see, Alvan, who was brought up on “tapow food”, had no culinary skills. “My family basically has no knowledge of how to cook. The only thing my mum can make is instant noodles,” he tells 8days.sg.
But all that changed after he left his cabin crew job at Singapore Airlines in 2019 to “try new ventures”. Since he had “nothing else to do”, he agreed to help out at his friend’s hawker stall (Alvan declines to reveal more about the biz), and has never looked back.
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