It's one of just a handful of hawker eateries to ever have scored a Michelin star, taking out the honour in both 2016 and 2017. And now, Singapore's legendary Hawker Chan is bringing its famed chicken rice dishes to Australia, setting up shop on Melbourne's Lonsdale Street from Friday, December 8.
As with the original, it's helmed by chef Chan Hon Meng, who's had a tidy 30 years of experience perfecting Singapore's national dish: soy sauce chicken. Set to star on the Melbourne Hawker Chan menu, this age-old favourite features chicken poached in chicken stock, soy sauce and ginger, the meat then blanched to give the skin a gelatinous texture, and served on a fluffy pile of jasmine rice. It'll sit alongside a tight collection of just 19 other dishes, including authentic hits like char siew noodles, roasted pork rice, wonton soup and soya sauce chicken hor fun.
The space itself will tap into the hawker spirit — it'll be a lively 92-seater where diners will order and pick up their meals from the front counter. It won't be taking any bookings though, given this is Michelin-quality fare, we're betting no one will be too fazed by a bit of queuing.
Hawker Chan will open at 157–159 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, from Friday, December 8. For more information, visit Hawker Chan's Instagram.