Ex-Canton Paradise Head Chef Opens Premium Pao Fan Hawker Stall With Giant Grouper & Abalone
The Cantonese chef behind Yu Huang Premium Seafood Soup has worked in Chinese restaurants for almost twenty years.
Tucked away in an airy Taman Jurong kopitiam is hawker stall Yu Huang Premium Seafood Soup, which is manned by yet another long-time chef who has decided to hang up his chef’s whites and start his own hawker business.
Johor-born Hoong Boon Foo, 37, has worked at various popular Chinese restaurants for close to two decades. This includes a two-year stint at Putien – where he got to work at their one-Michelin-starred Kitchener Road outlet – and a further four years at Canton Paradise (which is under the popular Chinese restaurant chain Paradise Group), where he ended up as the head chef at their Star Vista outlet.
The Singapore PR left his chef post to open his own pao fan stall in early March this year. He now hawks fancy seafood-laden bowls with slices of giant grouper (a fish typically found only in more upscale eateries), slipper lobster and batang fish (Spanish mackerel), all steeped in a rich Cantonese-style master stock.
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