3 Questions with Tan Huat Seng from Tew Chew Street Tew Chew Porridge
- What’s the most difficult dish to prepare?
That’s a hard question to answer because I’m already so used to preparing the food. I guess it has to be the meat because it takes a lot of time. You need to cook it for a long time to make sure it’s soft and tender.
- What’s your favourite dish on the menu?
I personally love meat so I’ll choose either the braised pork belly or pork trotter.
- What’s the greatest challenge you face as a hawker?
At the moment, I find preparing the fish quite challenging. You have to wash the skin, which is often coated in a black layer. Then, you have to scale the fish and you have to make sure the metal pieces from the scrub don’t get caught on the skin – you can’t let people eat metal! It’s very time consuming and hard work.