Elderly man with hunched back runs Western food stall in Toa Payoh alone, receives wave of online support, Lifestyle News

The life of a peddler is not easy, especially if he is old or suffers from a health problem.

So after internet user Malcolm David met an elderly peddler with a hunched back, he decided to post a post on Facebook to encourage others to support him.

Uploaded to the Toa Payoh Makan Places Facebook group on Tuesday, November 23, the post has since been shared over 840 times and garnered over 140 comments.

Malcolm shared that the peddler, whom he only identified as Himself, runs a stall in Toa Payoh Lorong 2 called Asia Western Food.

Based on a photo of the menu, the stall specializes in Western dishes such as spring chicken, chicken cutlet rice, and chicken nuggets. Everything is also affordable, ranging from $ 1.20 to $ 8.

He ran the store for 40 years, Malcolm explained, and only developed a hunched back about two or three years ago. However, Lui has yet to see a doctor about his back because he has pushed the issue away, Malcolm added.

He also wrote that he had tried to ask Him to keep the change for his order, but the elderly peddler “firmly refused”.

Many netizens who have frequented Him’s booth before have also stepped forward to sing the praises of His food and service.


And this is not the first time that someone has tried to publicize the stand of Him. On November 15, an internet user by the name of Serene Chin also wrote an article urging internet users living in Toa Payoh or Braddell to support Him.

“As far as I know my uncle’s booth has been around for decades and it hasn’t raised its prices. It has a heart of a Buddha,” Serene wrote in Mandarin.

“Since the uncle is old and works alone, try to be patient while waiting for your food,” she added.

Serene also posted photos of her order from Asia Western Food and a review of each dish, all of which were positive.

Earlier this year, on July 14, the Singapore Food Story culinary page also visited Lui’s booth.

“You won’t find dry meat here. Your uncle’s fried chicken will satisfy your soul,” the page said, adding a tongue emoji to emphasize their point.

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