So that day, I joined the likes of the rich and famous, crossing international borders for lunch. I had my passport stamped just for a meal! So there I was, like a celebrity 😎,
taking the causeway bus travelling to Singapore for...chicken rice! Yes you heard it right, Hong Kong soya sauce chicken rice! The much talked about Michelin-starred meal remained indelible in my mind, screaming, until I tried it. So, in true Singaporean kiasu-ism, I die die must try!
|I braved immigration and crossed the border for this plate of chicken|
The stall is situated in Singapore's tourist area, Chinatown. To get there, I took the MRT to Chinatown and followed exit A. From there, it was nearly impossible to miss a the block of concrete that says Chinatown Food Complex.
|Chinatown Food Complex at Smith Street|
|The flagship stall where the chicken rice was bestowed the|
And then I spotted...
|Hawker Chan has opened a restaurant and I still had a chance to try the chicken rice!|
|Hawker Chan has opened a stall|
Although I favour trying the dish at the original hawker stall, I cannot be more grateful that Hawker Chan has opened a branch! I believe this has helped avoid many disappointments. Forget that 'original is better' principle. I came from overseas and I will not let that go to waste! Besides, just in case you need assurance, they sell the same good stuff that won Hawker Chan the award.
|As expected, there was a queue|
|There is even an automated payment machine!|
|In the Hawker Chan Restaurant|
His chicken rice is the cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the WORLD! Therefore, believe it or not, its cheapness is another selling point that differentiates Hawker Chan from other lavish fine-dine Michelin-starred restaurants.
|Look at the beautiful roasted chickens lined up behind|
|The Michelin starred dish!|
Hong Kong Style Soya Sauce Chicken SGD 12 (half chicken) SGD 23 (whole chicken)
SGD 3.80 per plate with rice
SGD 4.50 per plate with noodles or hor fun
|3 combination platter - from left, siew yuk, char siew and pork ribs SGD 10|
SGD 4 per plate for 1 pork type and rice
SGD 4.80 per plate for 1 pork type and noodles or hor fun
|Plain noodle and Hor Fun SGD 1.50 each|
|The overseas customer!|
I will be back in Singapore for another Michelin-starred dish- Tai Hwa Pork Noodle!
Chinatown MRT (Exit A)