Singapore’s citizens are very proud of their food. It’s just that the citizens are pretty proud of their food that they are criticizing it every chance they get—its presentation, how it tastes, and its price most of all. A dollar’s worth of price hike is already an issue to the people.
The Hawkers today
The modern street hawkers can also be very touchy at how people eat the food they prepare.
The price hikes can also be justified when you look at it from a modernization perspective; Singapore is quickly becoming globalized and, when imported ingredients become a part of street food, the prices tend to soar.
What the future of street hawking looks like
Street hawkers evolve along with Singapore. With each younger generation taking to the streets, they have different inputs to already times and tested classics, such as traditional chicken rice. Food being sold in the streets is already becoming a fusion of local and foreign ingredients. It can only mean good for the businesses and Singapore’s food culture as well.
A look at the past is good for your business’ future. If you think your street stall needs an injection of new ideas, take a look at how the evolution of street food hawking happened and figure out ideas from there.