When you think of Michelin-Starred eateries, you probably picture fine dining, waiters in tuxedos and expensive silverware – not $2 serves of soy sauce chicken served on the street.
Hawker Chan is the first ever hawker stall to receive a coveted star in Singapore’s Michelin Guide. Now, restaurateur and owner Chan Hon Meng is gearing up to expand his sticky chicken empire with a new Melbourne venue, which is set to open next month.
The new restaurant will seat 92 people, but won’t offer table service or reservations due to high demand. The crowds are expected to mirror those of Hawker Chan’s Singaporean venue, which sees enormous lines queue around the block, so we recommend getting in early to ensure you get your chicken fix.
Vinceny Chua, Hawker Chan’s operations manager, says it’s Mr Chan’s secret sauce that gives his chicken its signature punch.
As well as the famous Hong Kong-style crispy skin chicken dish, you can order roast pork, char siew barbecue or pork rib – all available with either noodles or rice. If you’re hungry for more, there are just four other choices available: wonton soup, seasonal veggies, Thai-style tofu, and a soya bean-sprouts dish.
Hawker Chan Melbourne will open on December 8.
How To Get There
- Fly into Melbourne Airport
- Take the SkyBus to Southern Cross Station
- Take the Hurstbridge service towards Flinders Street to Melbourne Central Station
- Walk 450m
- Hawker Chan Melbourne, 157 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
(Lead Image: Hawker Chan/ Facebook)