Youths who gave up school and office jobs to be hawkers

Between working in an air-conditioned office for eight hours and toiling in a hot kitchen for over nine hours, two office workers chose the latter.

<p>Mr Wu Guohong, 27, quit his white-collar job three months ago to start his own hawker stall, Tian Tian Xiang, selling soup and braised meat.

<p>He had two reasons for doing so: Passion for cooking and not wanting his mother's recipe for braised meat to be lost.

<p>His mother has a stall at a hawker centre in Boon Lay selling cooked food. One of her most popular dishes is the braised meat which he sells at his own stall.