TODAY newspaper recently did a series about hunky eye-candy guys who serve you steaming bowls of mee pok.
In the spirit of gender equality (and as public service to our male readers), we present to you our top three hot female hawkers whom you most definitely want to say ‘take my money now!’ to.
- Nurhidayu Sakuwan
Blk 216 Bedok North St 1 Market & Food Centre, #01-11
Nur Hidayu Sakuwan’s family stall claims to have“the best selling nasi ayam penyet”, and it seems to be pretty accurate a description, based on online reviews.
Interesting tidbit: Hidayu is also known as the Singapore Prata Girl, after a video of her flipping roti prata went viral online. Unfortunately, they no longer sell prata at their Bedok outlet, so you will have to make do with this YouTube video.
- Jen Wang
Kovan 212 Coffeeshop, Blk 212 Hougang St 21
This flight attendant-turned hawker is also a property agent, so she only works three times a week at the roast meat noodles stall she started with her partner, Bruno Chia. Business must be pretty good, because they opened outlet #2 at Kaki Bukit AutoHub in October 2015.
Apparently, Jen, a mother of two, is such a draw that when she stopped working full-time at the stall, their monthly earnings fell by $1,000 (!)
- Reina Kuribara
Blk 710 Clementi West St 2
Yes, Reina is THE Japanese ‘meepok girl’. Reina’s father, Naoji, first learnt how to cook Singaporean mee pok from a local hawker in 2013. He has since roped in his daughter to help out at their stall in Clementi West. Business is good: As of earlier this month, Naoji has handed over the reins to his daughter and his apprentice, and is looking into expanding into another stall.
SPECIAL MENTION: Ai Takagi
Takai Ramen Shop (TRS)
Canteen at NUS Prince George’s Park Residences, and NUS Bukit Timah Campus
Ai would have made it into our top three, but unfortunately, she is currently behind bars (of the metal variety). The stalls were started by Ai and her husband, Yang Kaiheng, the folks behind the infamous, now-defunct website, The Real Singapore (another TRS). Their ramen prices range from $4.50 to $6.50, a reasonable price for university students.