Internationally acclaimed Michelin-starred chef, Gordon Ramsay has today accepted an invitation by local food bloggers and SingTel, to take on Singapore’s top three hawkers in a culinary contest. The hawkers will be determined by the results of a dedicated SingTel food poll, voted by Singapore food lovers.
In a video to officially accept the invitation issued on behalf of Singapore by several food bloggers and SingTel, Chef Ramsay said: “The people of Singapore want to put their favourite hawker food to a Michelin star test. Now many of them think that hawker food is deserving of more recognition. Frankly, I’m not an expert on Singapore food; I’m not sure if it’s as good as Singaporeans actually say it is! Trust me, I’ve got to see this for myself, and see what they have to offer. One thing I’m certain of is that people will like my version better! I truly accept your challenge. Game on!”
A shortlist of 12 hawkers has been identified based on having consistently higher food ratings and recommendations on Singapore’s leading food portal HungryGoWhere. In addition, these hawkers have garnered recognition by other opinion leaders in the food industry including The Business Times Knight Frank CEOs’ Hawker Choices, Makansutra Singapore 2013, as well as in popular local F&B programs such as ‘Makan Places: Lost & Found’.
The hawkers are:
How to vote
Vote for your favourite favourite hawkers at www.hawkerheroes.com from 25 June, 8.00am and will close on 2 July at 11.59pm. Voters will stand a chance to win up to $8000 worth of HungryGoWhere Dining Cards which can be used at any restaurants that accepts Mastercard. The top three hawkers and further details on the SingTel Hawker Heroes Cook-Off will be revealed on 3 July.
(Information from SingTel via Ogilvy)