Family-run hawker stall Ah Boon Handmade Fishcake has been around at Telok Blangah Crescent Market since 1975. It’s well-loved for its fried handmade fishcakes, as well as fishballs and other fried finger food like tau kee rolls, tau kwa and ngoh hiang.
The stall is named after and run by three brothers — Teo Boon How, 65, Teo Boon Heng, 63, and Teo Boon Seng, 60. The siblings had inherited the stall from their mother, who started her own business in the ’70s after moving to Telok Blangah from a kampong.
Yesterday (Nov 16), the oldest brother, Boon How (pictured below), passed away after a two-year battle with intestinal cancer. Speaking to 8days.sg, his daughter Teo Yun Xuan, 28, reveals that his condition had worsened in recent months. “He was diagnosed two years ago, but in May this year he started to feel unwell. In July the doctor said he had less than six months left. Previously he could still eat very well, but recently he started vomiting,” she says.
Her Facebook announcement about her father’s passing had an outpouring of condolences from customers.