Rolex-Wearing Owner Of Kim’s Famous Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee At Eunos Passes Away At 78

Mr Tan Kue Kim, the famous Rolex-wearing owner of the popular Hokkien Mee stall sadly passed away aged 78 on Feb 14. The founder of Kim’s Famous Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee at Eunos was renowned for his charismatic and flamboyant style. Often seen frying mee in formal office attire, driving a flashy Mercedes Benz, and wearing a gold Rolex watch, his larger-than-life personality added a unique touch to the culinary experience at Kim’s.


Owner Of Kim’s Famous Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee Passes Away

The news was first announced by Mr Melvin Chew, founder of the Facebook group Hawkers United. Details of the wake are also included in the comments section.

Mr Tan’s eldest son, Mr Tan Hock Yong, told The Straits Times at the wake that his father died of a sudden heart attack. It was also mentioned that his father had been feeling unwell since the Chinese New Year weekend, suffering from a lack of appetite and a bloated stomach.

Mr Tan Kue Kim also leaves behind his wife and four grandchildren. He learned how to fry Hokkien mee in the 1960s under the tutelage of his elder cousin. In 1971, he set up his own stall in Changi Road. In 2017, Kim’s Famous Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee was included in the Top 50 World Street Food Masters list by Singapore food critic K.F. Seetoh’s World Street Food Congress.

Regarding who will take over the business, it was revealed that the search was ultimately unsuccessful because of Mr Tan’s strict terms.

Cover Photo: J (Google Maps), Kim’s Place Seafood

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