SINGAPORE- Song Kee Fishball Noodles was named a Singapore Hawker Master in the Fishball Noodle (soup & dry) category on Friday night.
This was part of a joint annual search by The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao to find the best hawkers in various categories.
The awards is in its fourth year and this year's categories are Mee Rebus, Chinese Rojak, Nasi Briyani, Fishball Noodle (Soup & Dry), Or Luak (Fried Oyster Omelette) and Cheng Tng.
The search for this year's Singapore Hawker Masters kicked off in August, with over 800 nominations received from the public. In October, a panel of eight judges visited the finalists' stalls to decide who would be named a Singapore Hawker Master.
The winners of Singapore Hawker Masters 2013 are as follows:
Category A - Mee Rebus
Madam Zahara bte Abu Bakar
New Upper Changi Road Hawker Centre #01-182
Opening Hours: 8.30am to 12.30pm
Closed on Mondays & Fridays
Category B - Chinese Rojak
Mr Lim Ngah Chew 林岳定
Balestier Road Hoover Rojak
Blk 90 Whampoa Drive Food Centre #01-06
Opening Hours: 11am to 9.30pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Category C - Nasi Briyani
Mr Jahabar Sadiq S/o Mohd Shareef
Koothurar (Stall No 6 Indian Muslim Food)
Blk 17 Beach Road
Opening Hours: 7am to 3.30pm (Nasi briyani available from 11am)
Closed on alternate Tuesdays
Category D - Fishball Noodle (Soup & Dry)
Mr Chua Poh Seng 蔡普成
Song Kee Fishball Noodle
532 Upper Serangoon Road
Opening Hours: 7pm to 1am
Closed on Wednesdays
Category E - Or Luak (Fried Oyster Omelette)
Mr Raymond Tan 陈钦水
Ah Hock Fried Oyster Hougang
Blk 90 Whampoa Drive Food Centre #01-54
Opening Hours: 12pm to 12am
Closed on Wednesdays
Category F - Cheng Tng
Ms Coco Lim and her mother Mdm Susie Wee (wife of the late Lim Ah Lek)
Ye Lai Xiang Hot & Cold Cheng Tng
Stall 31 Bedok Corner Food Centre, Upper East Coast Road
Opening Hours: 12pm to 6pm
Closed on Mondays & alternate Thursdays
The panel of judges include Professor Tommy Koh, Mr Dennis Wee, Chairman of Dennis Wee Group; Ms Violet Oon, food consultant and restaurateur; Mr Steven Yeong, COO/Director of River Inn Group; Ms Tan Hsueh Yun, Food Editor of The Straits Times Life!; Mr Wong Ah Yoke, Executive Sub-Editor, The Straits Times Life!; Mr Marcus Yeo Chuan Liang, correspondent of Lianhe Zaobao and Mr Glenn Low, Associate Editor of Lianhe Zaobao Fukan and ZbBz.
AsiaOne is having its annual People's Choice Awards. Voting for your favourite hawker stalls and restaurants have started. You can support your favourite eateries here from now till Jan 9.