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One Year After Being A Hawker, Ex-SIA Steward Expands Lor Bak Stall & Sells Bak Kut Teh

The millennial behind BBraise has “no regrets” leaving his flying career. He has relocated his biz to a larger space and hints at opening a new outlet.
One Year After Being A Hawker, Ex-SIA Steward Expands Lor Bak Stall & Sells Bak Kut Teh

While many airline cabin crew members turned to making a living in the F&B industry amid pandemic-driven border closures, ex-Singapore Airlines flight steward Alvan Chew’s hawker story began differently. The 30-year-old left his job in 2019, before Covid-19 hit, plunging headfirst into a gig at his friend’s braised meat hawker stall despite having no culinary skills to speak of back then.

He used his experience as a hawker’s assistant and cook to open his own home-based modern lor bak rice bowl biz in 2019, and eventually hawker stall BBraise at Amoy Street Food Centre last February. 

The millennial towkay recently relocated to a “substantially bigger stall” in Maxwell Food Centre on January 1, expanding his menu to include deep-fried chicken cutlet rice bowls with mentaiko (spicy cod roe) sauce and bak kut teh.

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