The idea to start a Na Na Homemade Curry (NNHC) stall was mooted in 1989 by Yap Hock Kee, Grandma Khim’s eldest son, while the family gathered over a meal of curries prepared by Grandma Khim..
Na Na Homemade Curry’s first outlet at Marina South in that year, made a name for itself fairly quickly and was a hit amongst avid curry fans who would travel all the way there just to have their favourite dose of spicy curry. However, a spike in rental rates forced the decision to relocate.
In 1996, NTUC Fairprice caught on the curry fever and opened a chain of franchised stalls with the popular Na Na Homemade Curry brand. This collaboration lasted over a period of 3 years.
Today, Na Na Homemade Curry has 4 outlets in Singapore (Bedok North, Bukit Merah View, Commonwealth Crescent and Jurong East). These stalls stayed true to the authenticity of the original NNHC stall.
NNHC has a manufacturing arm to prepare pre-packed curry paste for distribution. The business is currently being handed over to the next generation of the Yap family, with e-commerce and home deliveries of ready-cooked curries and accompanying condiments being the latest offerings for Singapore.