Eat Michelin-star hawker food

For a bargain you can eat a Michelin-star meal in Singapore

A street with a Michelin star. It is possible in modern Singapore. In fact, in two places. And for remarkably little money. You probably have to queue.

No less than two hawker stalls in this metropolis received a Michelin star for their dishes. You’ve got to try them when you visit the city.

A street food restaurant with a Michelin star. ©Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Ric

The best street food

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 are beloved worldwide, and his stall is named after it and Hong Kong, where he learned 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.

Visiting the restaurants

Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle is on 78 Smith Street, and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles is at Blk 466 Crawford Lane.

Be aware!

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.