Vietnamese-Muslim Hawker Who Ran Café In Vietnam Now Sells $5 Halal Beef Pho
The new stall at Old Airport Road Food Centre also sells $4.50 grilled lemongrass chicken rice.
While there’s no shortage of competent Vietnamese grub in Singapore, it’s more challenging to find authentic Vietnamese food that's both halal-certified and affordable.
Emina Mi, a two-week-old hawker stall in Old Airport Road Food Centre, is 31-year-old Emina Abdullah’s answer to that proposition, born out of the Vietnamese-born hawker’s dissatisfaction with halal Vietnamese establishments in Singapore. “I tried [some halal Vietnamese food] – but the taste isn’t the same,” she says. “So after that, I decided to just cook it myself.”
The PR moved to Singapore six years ago after meeting her husband Khairil Samsi, 41. She’s one of few Muslims in Vietnam - they make up less than 0.1 per cent of the population there - who’re concentrated in the southeast region of the country where she was born.
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