Three years ago, Singapore Idol Hady Mirza’s management announced that he would be going on a sabbatical from the entertainment world.

At that time, he was reportedly focusing his efforts on as a mentor and motivator to youth group FRHM Youth.

And it seems he has no plans to return to the limelight.

In a Berita Harian report yesterday, the 35-year-old revealed his plans to focus on his new business venture selling tempe ikan bilis sambal (spicy fermented soybean and anchovies).

Operating via his Facebook page Tempting Tempe, he has also registered the business under the name Tempting Trading.

The recipe, he said, came from his late paternal grandmother. It was his mother who encouraged him to launch the business idea.

Hady, who got married in 2014, said: “(Tempe ikan bilis pedas) can be eaten with a variety of dishes or as a snack… When hungry, I eat it with bread like a sandwich.”

He added that he has no plans to resume singing.

Image: Tempting Tempe’s Facebook page
Text: Noor Ashikin Abdul Rahman
Additional text: Hidayah Idris