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Clash of the food titans

Food Wars Asia host Michele Lean said there were no sore losers in the battle of the best in Singapore. Let's hear it from the stall owners themselves.

BURGER BATTLES: OMAKASE BURGER VERSUS FATBOY'S THE BURGER BAR

On sizing up the competition

Mr Cheng Hsin Yao, Omakase:

(Fatboy's) will always be a reference point for everyone operating in the same segment. I quickly understood the depth of industry experience that Bernie has accumulated and am respectful of what he has achieved in his career.

Mr Bernie Tay, Fatboy's:

We have much respect  for Omakase. Very few people in the industry  put that much passion and soul into their work, and you can tell right  from their start they brought their A-game to us.

On the judges' decision

It was illuminating to listen to their analysis and how their personal and professional experiences helped to shape their opinions. 

We know what we do really well and we know our competition fairly well too. We can tell right off who will actually like our burgers and who won't.

SATAY STORIES: KWONG SATAY VERSUS WU KE SHU SATAY

On being named one of the 
best satay stalls in S'pore

Mr Jeremy Lee, Kwong Satay:

We always insist on using only the finest ingredients and it's great to know that all of our hard work is justified.

Mr Anon Foo, Wu Ke Shu:

We were surprised and extremely honoured.

On being pitted against each other

There has always been a healthy competition between all the Hainanese satay sellers/ manufacturers. (The competition) proves that while taste is arbitrary, there is always a consensus where preference is concerned. 

It was a close fight. We each have our own regular customers so there isn't much rivalry.

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