City Hawker Food Hunt is Back for the 8th Run!
City Gas together with Shin Min Daily News launched the 8th City Hawker Food Hunt at Alexandra Village Food Centre on 15 April 2015. The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Dr Chia Shi-Lu, Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC.
Also in attendance were 60 senior citizen residents from the Queenstown community. They were invited to a hawker lunch reception where they feasted on Popiah, Lontong, Curry Fish Head and Tau Suan, the hawker categories selected for this year’s City Hawker Food Hunt.
Fifth from left: Dr Chia photographed with other distinguished guests at the opening ceremony.
In line with the nation’s celebration of SG50, a new award category, “Heritage Hawker Stall Award” is introduced this year. The award aims to recognise pioneer generation hawkers who have been serving good hawker fare for more than 50 years.
City Gas will also collaborate with National Heritage Board (NHB) to produce a special edition of SG50 City Hawker Food Guide. The 200-page bilingual publication traces the evolution of Singapore’s hawker heritage, as researched by NHB. The book also carries a listing of Singapore’s favourite 50 hawker food.
Inaugurated in 2008, City Hawker Food Hunt’s mission is to celebrate local hawker heritage and to recognise hawkers’ effort in their craft. In the upcoming months, the public will have their say in voting for the best of the best stalls among the top 10 stalls chosen by the City Hawker Food Hunt Committee for each food category.
The public can also vote for their favourite hawker centre for the coveted “Favourite Hawker Centre” award at www.cityhawkerfoodhunt.com. In addition, the City Hawker Food Hunt will also be presenting the following awards at its year-end closing ceremony in November– “Cleanest Hawker Centre” and “Most Authentic Hawker Stall”.