Michelin stars often conjure up images of expensive restaurants in exclusive establishments. Not any more, as two stalls in Singapore become the first in the world to gain a Michelin star for street food.
With over 100 “hawker” centers and 6,000 food stalls, Singapore is no stranger to street food. However, two have now become the first street food stalls in the world to be awarded a Michelin star in Singapore’s first Michelin guide.
The first South east Asian country to be rated by the guide, Singapore has seen 29 restaurants enter the list. These include the modestly priced Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle food stalls.
Chan Hon Meng, owner of Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, sells around 150 portions of his signature chicken rice dish per day – and has no plans to raise the $1.85 price tag.
Book your cheap flights to Singapore to taste the world’s first Michelin rated street food.
IMG: Food Street, Nicolas Lannuzel / Flickr cc.