Fried chicken might be the ultimate comfort food — it’s simple, sinful and when done well, so satisfying. That’s part of the reason why Ipoh-born Bryan Yap, who hasn’t been back home since the pandemic unfolded, decided to open a hawker stall in a kopitiam on Queen Street peddling deep-fried chicken with a homemade recipe that the Singaporean permanent resident says is inspired by the fried chook he used to eat back in Malaysia.
The 29-year-old opened My Chicken Castle in October with his Singaporean business partner, Ching Kok Jiunn, 45, whom he’d met at his previous job at a personal chauffeur company, which came after he left his job as a bus driver with SBS Transit.
8days.sg speaks to the millennial hawker to find out what inspired him to start a business selling “Malaysian homemade fried chicken”.
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