Fashion Designer Turned Home-Based Hawker Sells Hei Piah In Choa Chu Kang Coffeeshop

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Hei Piah Family in Teck Whye

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Prawn fritters, or hei piah, is an item that often accompanies wu xiang—the dish with many ingredients such as Chinese sausages and the eponymous Hokkien minced meat roll. It’s essentially a deep-fried battered snack that comes with a whole prawn-in-shell. During the two darkest months of 2020—AKA Circuit Breaker—32-year-old Amos Ananda Yeo started Hei Piah Family, selling the crispy morsels from his home. 

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Originally a fashion designer, Amos left his business in Shenzhen to return to Singapore as the Covid-19 pandemic became more serious. Though Amos had initially wanted to venture into the Joo Chiat cafe scene with his ex-flight attendant wife, L...

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