Success Stories - Ah Tan Wings
With the inscription of the Hawker Culture, Singapore constantly encourages the younger generation to take on the challenge to join the food industry as hawkers. Based in Yishun Park Hawker Centre, a pair of young siblings, Wee Yang 25 and Yu Yan 28, spent a year developing their Har Cheong Gai crust, experimented over 800 variations of the recipe, before they derived to the final version. They take the process very seriously, by marinating their wings for 2 whole days before getting in a batter they specially made before going into the deep fryer.
Prior to the startup of the stall, Wee Yang will lock himself away in the kitchen after work to try out, tweak the marinate and batter recipe till late. Yu Yan on the other hand, tries each version of the Wings as Wee Yang trial an error and started to collect data on each recipe, and took care of the marketing portion of the business. They met many challenges like how to keep improving the recipe, looking for a suitable stall space, how to market their wings as it would not appeal to the older generation. They started out at Pop-up stalls at events and their wings are sold out.
Taking a big step, they found a stall in Yishun Park Hawker Centre, who supports young Hawkers and new food ideas, which is very ideal for them. Further improvising more variations, the sibling sells Har Cheong Gai in the day and serve the Chicken wings/Culets with salad/rice in the evening like western food. Their hard work has paid off and they are still constantly improvising and introducing new concepts to their business.
Ah Tan Wings
51 Yishun Ave 11, Yishun Park Hawker Centre #01-40, Singapore 768867