How would you like if your food is cooked by a robot – chef instead of a “human chef”? Sounds interesting but futuristic, right? If we have piqued your curiosity, then read on to discover the future of dining is right here for you to experience in the heart of Singapore.
Inspired by Robotic culture in China, tech start-up EPIC Food & Beverage, led by Founder Jaromel Gee opened Singapore’s first concept restaurant last month at Frasers Tower. Run in true Singapore hawker style but infused with modern technology, Restaurant Hawkee, which means curiosity in Hokkein, offers a menu of 12 local dishes cooked by robots.
Marrying an innovative concept with authenticity of taste, Hawkee can become your go-to-restaurant as ordering to collection takes under 10 minutes, So no waiting & no fuss, only the authentic taste of local favorites such as the Hokkien Mee,an iconic Singapore dish with a mix of yellow noodles and vermicelli tossed in fried eggs and braised in a rich and flavour some prawn broth, the Char Kway Teow and the Mala Xiang Guo for you to relish from.
To ensure authenticity in all recipes Hawkee has collaborated with long-standing Fuzhou restaurant Lee Do Restaurant to develop Hawkee’s Special Fried Rice, and with Woh Hup Food Industries for signature dishes such as Gong Bao Chicken with Rice from Celebrity Chef Pung Lu Tin. All the robots in Hawkee are assembled locally and engineered so as to retain the soul of hawker food – the wok hei- the familiar smoky wok fragrance in all of its dishes.
Jaromel Gee, CEO & Co-Founder explained the concept behind Hawkee thus, “We want to use robotic cooking and artificial intelligence to preserve the art of hawker culture and uphold the recipe, consistency and ultimately the art form of hawker cooking,”
Hawkee is conveniently located at Frasers Tower in Singapore and occupies a huge space of 2,156 square feet. Hawkee can seat 90 patrons at one time and the dishes start from a reasonable $6.
Operating hours are : Monday to Friday: 11am to 7:30pm. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.