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70-Year-Old Hawkers Behind Popular Yang Zhou Fried Hokkien Mee Closing Stall For Good

The beloved stall — also known as Famous Beo Crescent Hokkien Sotong Mee — will serve its last plate on July 30.

70-Year-Old Hawkers Behind Popular Yang Zhou Fried Hokkien Mee Closing Stall For Good

The impending closures of hawker institutions like Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry bakery have dominated headlines recently. Another well-loved stall that will soon be bowing out: Yang Zhou Fried Hokkien Mee. Also fondly known as Famous Beo Crescent Hokkien Sotong Mee to its fans, it’s a stall that was first established in a kopitiam in Beo Crescent in 1986 by husband-and-wife team Lim Bo Si, 71, and Huang Bao Dong, 70.

There, they earned a following for whipping up Hokkien mee over a charcoal stove, before relocating to their current kopitiam in Bukit Merah in 2016 (more on that later).

The hawkers recently announced – on a simple note pasted outside the stall – that they will be retiring and shuttering their biz permanently. The stall’s final day of operations is on July 30. Bo Si tells 8days.sg why he has decided to call it quits after 36 years of frying up the noodle dish.

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