Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Samraj Ahsockan ran a thriving pasar malam food stall chain called Mr Vadai. It sells its namesake vadai, the classic Indian fried fritter. “Our pasar malam presence was very strong. We had five to six outlets,” the 60-year-old tells 8days.sg.

Then the coronavirus struck, and roving pasar malams faded quietly into the night. But Samraj is already ahead of his game. In 2019, way before the pandemic, he and his daughter Logeswaari Ahsockan, 32, had set up a small permanent shop selling their signature vadais and biryani. Called YehYeh’s Cafe, it’s located in Changi Road.

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