Singapore Street Food Vendor Serving $1.50 Meals Is Awarded a Prestigious Michelin Star

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Worldwide, many a chef dreams of having one of his or her signature dishes awarded a Michelin star. For over a century, Michelin has published a series of guidebooks recognizing exceptional food. More often than not, these establishments are the essence of fine dining but in 2016, Chan Hong Meng, a street vendor in Singapore proved that the award is definitely more about food than location.

Meng’s food stall, located in a large open-air food court had people waiting in line for his signature dish, chicken in Hong Kong soya sauce. Priced at $1.50 at the time, it became the cheapest Michelin starred dish in the world.

When Meng was invited to the Michelin Singapore Gala Dinner, he didn’t take it seriously. “I asked them, are you joking?” he said. “Why would Michelin come to my stall? Can a hawker even be nominated?” The answer was yes!

Meng’s business boomed after winning the award with tourists from across the globe visiting his stall, often waiting for hours to taste his famous chicken in Hong Kong soya sauce.

The demand was so high that Meng opened a quick-service restaurant called Hawker Chan, serving his award winning dishes at prices only marginally higher than at his food stall, at an 80-seater, air conditioned restaurant.

Despite his initial doubt of the authenticity of the invitation to that first award dinner, Meng has been invited to the Michelin Singapore Gala Dinner every year since to confirm his star status.

While Meng now spends most of his time at Hawker Chan’s, the original stall is still operating and prices remain reasonable and is only a three minute walk away, allowing him to ensure the quality of the food remains up to standard.

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Kash Khan is the founder of Educate Inspire Change (EIC). Since 2012 he has focused on on inspiring and educating others in order to improve their consciousness and connect to their true selves.

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Kash Khan is the creator of Educate Inspire Change(EIC). He founded EIC in 2012 to help keep people informed, to encourage people to expand their consciousness and to inspire people to reach for their dreams.
Since 2019 he has been going through the most transformative period of his life working with Sacred Plant Medicines out of Costa Rica and is now focusing much more on creating conscious content with the sole purpose of giving people more self-awareness so that they can heal mind, body & spirit and live a full life of meaning and purpose.

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