The beauty of street food, apart from the fact that it comes with wallet-friendly price, is the uncomplicated menu. There’s no need to mull over the various choices, you know why you’re there in the first place. Still, making decision is going to be a tough one when you’re at Hawker Chan.
Originally from Singapore and founded by Chef Chan Hong Meng, Hawker Chan is a spin-off from Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, which has earned the reputation as the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal after being awarded one Michelin star in 2016.
As mentioned before, even though choices are straightforward here, it’s still hard to make up your mind. Do you go with their famous soya sauce chicken or roasted pork instead? Then do you pair them with chicken rice or noodle? But if this is your first time, it’s best to just go straight for the soya sauce chicken noodle and you’ll get why it’s Michelin-worthy.
Lucky for those who come with big appetite, you can opt for Three Combination Platter where it comes with slices of soya sauce chicken, char siew (barbecued pork) and roasted pork. Don’t miss out on their modest tea too where your meal is best washed down with winter melon or chrysanthemum tea.
The jarring difference between the establishment in Singapore and Jakarta is obviously the venue. The former is located in a crowded hawker centre while, luckily, patrons in Jakarta get to enjoy the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the comfort of an air-conditioned space with service staff. So thank your lucky stars.