There are two hawker stalls that have risen to fame thanks to their Michelin-star rating, and the most famous is that of chef Chan Hon Meng. His soya sauce chicken and rice dish is beloved worldwide, and his stall is named after it and Hong Kong, where he learnt how to cook. He seasons his chicken with his own recipe of Chinese spices.
He blanches the chicken in soy sauce broth, sugar and his seasoning first. The soya sauce chicken is served with rice, nuts and (optional) cucumber. It costs less than five US dollars.
Since receiving his Michelin star, Chan has sold his stall and bought a restaurant a bit further on. It’s just as busy.
Chef Tang Chay Seng of Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles received his Michelin star for the bak char mie: noodles with pork mince.
How do I get there?
Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle is on 78 Smith Street, and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles is at Blk 466 Crawford Lane.
These were already popular restaurants before, and with their Michelin stars they have become even more popular. You might have to wait an hour (or more) for your food. Keep that in mind. It’s also possible that they run out of chicken and that’ll be the end of service for the day.