Revealing The Ultimate Hidden Gem Hawkers

Thank you, our fellow hawker foodies, for all your nominations and votes over the last few weeks. Without you, none of this would have been possible. Scroll down to see who the winners are and get a refresher on the nominees (a good idea if you’re trying to decide what hawker dish to order for dinner!).


Introducing the winning hidden gem hawkers!

Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang – North Region - Yishun Park Hawker Centre #01-33

Noorman & his wife’s delicious local dishes won them the title in the North, but they both want to dedicate the win to their team – without their dedication it wouldn’t have been possible.

Bossi Ban Mian – North-East Region - Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre #01-18

Chun Yoong was inspired to become a hawker by his mother’s cooking when he was younger. Now his Ban Mian recipe has won him the title, he hopes it will give him a head start on his future expansion plans!

New World Congee – East Region - Marine Parade Food Centre #01-45

The support Alvin’s received from his customers has kept him going strong during these difficult times. He wants to dedicate his win to them and promises to keep on cooking the tasty congee they all love.

Craft’B – Central Region - Amoy Street Food Centre #02-115

Paul and Yu Jie said this win came as quite a shock to them, considering the great stalls they’re surrounded by in the central region. But it means the world to them that their customers love eating their food as much as they love preparing it.

Soh Food – West Region - Empress Road Market & Food Centre #01-106

Soh Chee Wah felt very humbled to have been voted for by so many of you! While he’s grateful for the win, he wanted to shout out all the other potential hidden gems waiting to be discovered in hawker centres across Singapore.


And a big thank you to all our other nominees

Their commitment to serving fantastic hawker fare is what made you nominate them, and we hope you’ll continue to support them into the future.


What are the DBS PayLah! Hidden Gem Hawker Awards all about?

With our hawker heroes going through a rough patch, we wanted to do something to give back. That’s why we partnered with Hawkers United to start the DBS PayLah! Hidden Gem Hawker Awards.

The awards make it even easier for you to discover your next favourite hawker meal – from popular spots to undiscovered gems – and also indulge in our hawker culture. Because with the ultimate everyday app, you don't only get to book rides, get tickets and order meals – you can support our hawkers too!


Hawkers enjoy benefits when you pay with PayLah!

The DBS PayLah! Hidden Gem Hawker Awards isn’t the only way you can help hawkers. Together with our partner WhyQ, you can order amazing hawker food right to your doorstep through your DBS PayLah! app. There's no financial disadvantage for them either - hawkers on WhyQ pay no commissions or onboarding fees and they always get their earnings on time.


Hawkers United - our partner in supporting Singapore's hawker culture

Started by a group of enthusiasts during the pandemic, Hawkers United is a Facebook group dedicated to spreading awareness about great hawker food from all corners of Singapore. Their passion for helping hawkers made them a natural choice in bringing our new awards to life!

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