Restaurant-Quality La Mian, Guo Tie & Lu Rou Bun From $3.80 At Hawker Stall In Marine Parade
Wang’s Noodle & Dumpling House is helmed by a Henan-born millennial who used to work as sous chef at swish private diner Xi Yan in Singapore.
Wang Yi Guang may only be 27 years old, but the young chef has been honing his craft at several Chinese restaurants in Singapore for close to a decade. With no formal training, the Chinese native from Henan started as a kitchen assistant at Paradise Dynasty (which is under the popular Chinese restaurant chain Paradise Group), before rising the ranks at other kitchens.
He had a promising career as a sous chef at the upmarket modern Chinese private dining restaurant Xi Yan at Maxwell Road (where he worked for three years), but gave it up to open hawker stall Wang’s Noodle & Dumpling House, serving mainly northern Chinese dishes like la mian, guo tie and other dumplings in February.
“I wanted to start my own business. I knew that it would be tough but as long as I work hard, I’d be able to push through,” he tells 8days.sg in mandarin.
Now a Singaporean, he runs the kopitiam stall in Marine Parade Central with his parents.
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