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Young Hawker Opens “Mama’s Curry” Stall Using Same Curry Paste As Nana Curry’s

Mama's Curry at Golden Mile Food Centre uses the same recipes as the more famous Nana Curry outlet in Bedok North, which is co-owned by the young hawker's mum.
Young Hawker Opens “Mama’s Curry” Stall Using Same Curry Paste As Nana Curry’s

After trying out different jobs in IT, operations and car sales, Lin Weisheng, 27, says a “career crisis” prompted him to take on an entirely new challenge: opening a hawker stall. “I was laid off by my previous company [a car rental business] last November. When planning my next step, I was inspired by the trend of youngsters starting their own F&B businesses and I wanted to give it a shot too,” he says. 

The decision to sell curry was a no-brainer. Weisheng’s mother, Su Ya Juan, 52, is a franchisee that operates Nana Curry’s Bedok North outlet with a business partner. The famous local curry chain owns several hawker stalls and two restaurant branches – notably, its Bukit Merah hawker stall snagged a Michelin Bib Gourmand nod from 2016 to 2020. “It made sense to pick curry as it’s something my mum can teach me [how to cook]. I’ve also been helping out at her stall since I was young and it’s a dish that I love.”

In September, Weisheng opened Mama’s Curry at Golden Mile Food Centre, serving curry fish head, chicken, mutton and vegetables. He runs the stall on his own, with occasional help from his mum and fiancée.

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