Gen Z Hawkers Open No-Frills Carrot Cake Stall Named… “Fried Carrot Cake” - 8 Days Skip to main content

Gen Z Hawkers Open No-Frills Carrot Cake Stall Named… “Fried Carrot Cake”

The stall is run by a 23-year-old cook and his 22-year-old girlfriend. The biz has minimal social media presence and senior citizens form the bulk of its customers.

 

Gen Z Hawkers Open No-Frills Carrot Cake Stall Named… “Fried Carrot Cake”

For a young hawker, Tan Jia Le is surprisingly old school when it comes to his trade. The 23-year-old opened the simply named Fried Carrot Cake in a Bishan kopitiam in mid-April, where he hawks black and white versions of chai tow kway from $3.20 a plate. He has no plans to modernise the traditional dish, nor does he dream of opening new branches. In fact, his stall is not even listed on Google Maps. The joint’s only social media presence is an Instagram account started by his girlfriend and co-owner Tan Li Xuan, 22 – which at the time of writing, has only one photo, posted today. And a Facebook page which they incidentally also set up today, perhaps inspired to be more digitally connected after our interview with them. They make a contrasting couple with his towering height and her petite frame.

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