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Ageing Noodle Vendor Helps Keep Singapore Foodie Culture Alive

Food | Reuters | March 22, 2019, 9:18 am
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 Meet Leong Yuet Meng, 90-year-old noodle vendor, who is keeping Singapore foodie culture alive. Leong can barely walk 10 meters without assistance. Yet, the frail granny runs a noodle stall in Singapore, selling at least 200 bowls on any given day. (Image: Reuters)

Meet Leong Yuet Meng, 90-year-old noodle vendor, who is keeping Singapore foodie culture alive. Leong can barely walk 10 meters without assistance. Yet, the frail granny runs a noodle stall in Singapore, selling at least 200 bowls on any given day. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawker Leong Yuet Meng and her son Michael Tang arrive to open their shop for business in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng and her son Michael Tang arrive to open their shop for business in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawker Leong Yuet Meng is greeted by longtime patrons and family friends outside her shop in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng is greeted by longtime patrons and family friends outside her shop in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawker Leong Yuet Meng is assisted by her son Michael Tang as they prepare to open their shop in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng is assisted by her son Michael Tang as they prepare to open their shop in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawker Leong Yuet Meng and her son Michael Tang at their shop in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng and her son Michael Tang at their shop in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawker Leong Yuet Meng prepares char siew or barbecued pork. (Image: Reuters)

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng prepares char siew or barbecued pork. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawker Leong Yuet Meng discusses with a friend about what lottery numbers to buy at her shop in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng discusses with a friend about what lottery numbers to buy at her shop in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawker Leong Yuet Meng prepares char siew or barbecued pork at her shop in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng prepares char siew or barbecued pork at her shop in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawker Leong Yuet Meng, 90, of Nam Seng Noodle House, sits in her home in Singapore. (Image: News18)

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng, 90, of Nam Seng Noodle House, sits in her home in Singapore. (Image: News18)

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 Hawker Leong Yuet Meng prepares char siew or barbecued pork. (Image: Reuters)

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng prepares char siew or barbecued pork. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawker Leong Yuet Meng takes medicine as she waits to leave her house for the market with her son Michael. (Image: Reuters)

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng takes medicine as she waits to leave her house for the market with her son Michael. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawker Leong Yuet Meng of Nam Seng Noodle House, enjoys her weekly game of Mahjong with her friends at home in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng of Nam Seng Noodle House, enjoys her weekly game of Mahjong with her friends at home in Singapore. (Image: Reuters)

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 Grandson Bryant Tang holds the hand of hawker Leong Yuet Meng as they pack up to go home after a day of business. (Image: Reuters)

Grandson Bryant Tang holds the hand of hawker Leong Yuet Meng as they pack up to go home after a day of business. (Image: Reuters)

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