Hearty Mutton Biryani, Roti Jala At Muslim-Friendly Stall By Personal Assistant & Manager Turned Hawkers
The sedap biryani from Lagita’s Kitchen is made using one of the hawker’s family recipes — his dad used to own a biryani restaurant in Brunei.
“We don’t have children, so there’s no burden at all. We live a simple life – no stress, and we can take a break anytime we want to,” declares Indonesia-born Lagita Suminta, 50, on why she and her Singaporean Malay husband, Soedirman Daud, 53, decided to quit their jobs – as an assistant manager at Goodwood Park Hotel’s housekeeping department and personal assistant in facility management respectively – to become hawkers.
The couple, recently married last December, opened Lagita’s Kitchen early this April at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre. Although the stall is named after her, Lagita tells 8days.sg that it’s her hubby who does all the cooking. “His passion is for food – but he named the stall after me because I’m the love of his life,” she chirps, leaning against the sheepish Soedirman. He reaches the stall at about 6.30am daily to prepare biryani – using a recipe from his ex-restaurateur dad – alongside samosas and wraps.
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