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Chef Becomes Foodpanda Rider To “Save Money Quickly” & Open Japanese Hawker Stall In Yishun

“I was on the road for at least 12 hours daily,” says the chef-turned-hawker who saved $30K within a year as a delivery rider. The money went into opening his new Japanese rice bowl stall, Ichidon.
Chef Becomes Foodpanda Rider To “Save Money Quickly” & Open Japanese Hawker Stall In Yishun
When Elwin Wong, 36, left his supervising chef job at casual Japanese restaurant chain Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen last year, he had one goal in mind: to save up as quickly as possible for his own hawker stall. The Malaysian-born Singaporean PR ended up becoming a Foodpanda delivery rider as friends told him it was a lucrative gig. Sure enough, after a year of delivering food on his motorbike, Elwin managed to amass “about $30K" as investment for his Japanese rice bowl stall Ichidon (loosely translated as ‘number one rice bowl’ in Japanese). It opened at a quiet Yishun coffee shop in July. Why donburi and not ramen? Elwin shares that rice bowls are easier for him to manage as a solo hawker.

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