Popular Whampoa Hoover Fish Porridge Owner, 76, Passes Away, With Son To Take Over Stall

For those who frequent Whampoa Makan Place, Yeo Cheng Huat, the second-generation owner of Hoover Fish Porridge sadly passed away on March 5. The stall is currently closed and will reopen on Friday, Mar 17.


Hoover Fish Porridge Owner Passes Away

Photo: Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board
Image: Hoover Fish Porridge (Facebook)

Established in the 1960s, Mr Yeo’s father first started selling fish porridge outside Hoover Cinema at 360 Balestier Road. After taking over the stall he named it “Hoover Fish Porridge” and had been helming the business with his wife at Mandalay Road before moving to Whampoa in 1975. After Mr Yeo’s wife passed away in 2012, the stall was handed to his son, Yeo Kim Yeow.

Image: Hoover Fish Porridge (Facebook)

It was shared by Mr Yeo’s grandson that Mr Yeo was experiencing difficulties in breathing and was sent to the hospital. After spending a day in the hospital, he sadly passed away due to complications of heart disease. Mr Yeo was previously diagnosed with lymphoma in November last year and had been battling with it until January this year when he was discharged from the hospital.

Photo: Hoover Fish Porridge (Facebook)

Mr Yeo’s grandson also has plans to join the family business, ensuring Mr Yeo’s legacy continues to live on.

Do come down on Mar 17 when they reopen to show support to the family.

Address: 90 Whampoa Dr, Whampoa Makan Place, Singapore 320090

Operating Hours: Daily, except for Wed & Thurs, 11.30am to 8.30pm

Cover Photo: Hoover Fish Porridge (Facebook)

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