Long Queues At S’pore’s “1st Halal Hokkien Braised Duck Stall”; Chinese-Muslim Converts Who Haven’t Tasted Dish In Decades Among Customers
Located at Amoy Food Centre, Kin Men Seng Heng is a four-month-old stall that proudly proclaims to be the first halal-certified braised Hokkien duck joint in Singapore. Despite its less-than-ideal location – the stall is tucked away in a quiet corner on the second floor of the hawker centre – Kin Men Seng Heng has been regularly drawing long queues since last month.
The stall is owned by four young pals – including Jonathan Tan, 27, whose late maternal grandfather founded the popular Seng Heng Braised Duck hawker stall at Redhill Food Centre in 1976. The original outlet is currently run by Jonathan’s uncle, Mr Koh, who’s in his 60s. It still continues to draw crowds and is open for three hours daily only. Kin Men Seng Heng marks the first expansion for the 46-year-old brand – the stall uses the same recipe, with slight modifications to adhere to halal restrictions. The Amoy stall had to apply for halal certification under a different name (as Seng Heng will continue to operate as a non-halal stall), so Jonathan added “Kin Men”, to the moniker as a tribute to his grandfather’s birthplace in Kinmen, Taiwan. Mr Koh does not have a stake in the new stall.No part of this story or photos can be reproduced without permission from 8days.sg.