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Accountant Who Now Earns “Half” Of What She Used To Finds Joy In Selling Min Jiang Kueh

“She’s all smiles now even though it’s hard work. As a mum, when your child smiles, you smile too,” says Eva Lee’s mum, who’s unfazed by her daughter’s choice to give up a solid career in accountancy.
Accountant Who Now Earns “Half” Of What She Used To Finds Joy In Selling Min Jiang Kueh

These days, former accountant Eva Lee’s ‘office’ is a tiny Toa Payoh Lor 4 coffeeshop stall, the size of an average office cubicle. There, you’ll find the Malaysia-born fussing over – not Excel spreadsheets – but a piping hot griddle, from which she churns out freshly-made min jiang kueh stuffed with crushed peanuts, red bean paste and grated coconut.

The bubbly millennial, who is 29 but looks younger than her actual age, runs Eva’s Pancake, a stall she opened in December 2020. She is one of the new generation of young hawkers who bravely leave their cushy office jobs to try their hand at hawking. She says of her career switch: “I traded my old, air-conditioned office for a new ‘office’, and mental stress for physical exhaustion (laughs).”

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