Popular China St Fritters Hawker Not Closing Stall, Reduced $1Mil Asking Price For Recipe To $800k
Second-gen ngoh hiang hawker Ng Kok Hua had initially planned to close his family-run stall to retire, but there’s now a change of plans.
Beloved Maxwell Food Centre hawker stall China Street Fritters devastated its many fans when the family of hawkers running it announced that they were closing their almost 80-year-old shop. They are famous for their Hokkien-style ngoh hiang, liver rolls and egg slices, which are still hand-made by second-gen owner Ng Kok Hua, 65, together with his wife and siblings.
It was well-known that the Ngs, who intended to retire, were sourcing for buyers for their recipes which they priced at S$1 million. In a media interview, Kok Hua revealed that his family planned to close their stall in March 2022 should they fail to find a buyer, as none of the hawkers’ kids were willing to take over the business.
As there was still no confirmed buyer, China Street Fritters was set to close this month. But in a twist of events, the hawkers have decided to continue their operations, albeit with shorter hours from Apr 1, 2022.
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