Mentai-Ya Hawker Chain Boss Became Grab Driver To Clear $120K Debt, Now Owns Five Stalls & Two Cafes - 8 Days Skip to main content

Mentai-Ya Hawker Chain Boss Became Grab Driver To Clear $120K Debt, Now Owns Five Stalls & Two Cafes

The millennial started the Mentai-Ya chain during the pandemic, after clearing part of his debt. He recently opened a chirashi & gelato cafe.

Mentai-Ya Hawker Chain Boss Became Grab Driver To Clear $120K Debt, Now Owns Five Stalls & Two Cafes

Khoo Keat Hwee, 35, is a busy man. When he’s not running Mentai-Ya Japanese Cuisine – a popular modern rice bowl hawker chain with five outlets across Singapore – he’s searching for new locations and untapped markets to explore. Enter two-month-old Coffee & Chirashi, a 28-seater cafe tucked away in Sunshine Place shopping mall at Choa Chu Kang.

He explains: “Choa Chu Kang is a place that lacks great cafe food. And especially in this case, since Sunshine Place’s food court has been closed for more than a year.” Which is why the Japanese-themed brunch and dessert eatery serves a wide-ranging menu, including coffee and chirashi, along with Japanese-accented sandos, breakfast plates and gelato.

All photos cannot be reproduced without permission from 8days.sg

No part of this story can be reproduced without permission from 8days.sg

Want More? Check These Out

You May Also Like