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Hanoi-Born Jurong Hawker Now A Restaurant Owner Serving Hearty Value-For-Money Claypot Rice Sets

Nguyen The Tuan became a heartland hawker to gain F&B experience to open his own restaurant. In July this year, he set up Uncle Tuan’s Claypot Rice in Tanjong Pagar to showcase the rustic Vietnamese dish.
Hanoi-Born Jurong Hawker Now A Restaurant Owner Serving Hearty Value-For-Money Claypot Rice Sets
When we first met Nguyen The Tuan in 2020, he was a hawker running his own stall called Hanoi Cuisine at a food court in Jurong East MRT station. The Vietnam-born, 48, had left his comfortable HR manager job in Hanoi to move to Singapore in 2007, where he pursued an MBA at James Cook University.

As his mother ran her own eatery back home, Tuan was always interested in setting up an F&B business. “But I lacked experience in this line, and after I did my analysis I didn’t want to risk opening a restaurant,” he says.

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