Hawker Chan restaurant, by one-Michelin starred Liao Fan Soya Sauce Chicken, opens to public on Nov 18

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Hawker Chan's signature soya sauce chicken.
Hawker Chan's signature soya sauce chicken. ST PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK
Roast pork and char siew at Hawker Chan.
Roast pork and char siew at Hawker Chan.ST PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK
Hawker Chan Hong Meng (centre) during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at his new restaurant at 78 Smith Street.
Hawker Chan Hong Meng (centre) during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at his new restaurant at 78 Smith Street.ST PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK
Hersing Culinary's Harry Chua (far left), hawker Chan Hong Meng (second from left), and his wife Irene Quek (in white) during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at his new restaurant at 78 Smith Street.
Hersing Culinary's Harry Chua (far left), hawker Chan Hong Meng (second from left), and his wife Irene Quek (in white) during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at his new restaurant at 78 Smith Street.ST PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK
Hersing Culinary's Harry Chua (far left), hawker Chan Hong Meng (second from left), and his wife Irene Quek during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at his new restaurant at 78 Smith Street.
Hersing Culinary's Harry Chua (far left), hawker Chan Hong Meng (second from left), and his wife Irene Quek during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at his new restaurant at 78 Smith Street.ST PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK
Hawker Chan Hong Meng and his wife Irene Quek at his new restaurant at 78 Smith Street.
Hawker Chan Hong Meng and his wife Irene Quek at his new restaurant at 78 Smith Street.ST PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK

SINGAPORE - Hawker Chan Hong Meng of one-Michelin-starred Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle opened his new restaurant at 78, Smith Street on Friday (Nov 11) morning.

The restaurant will open to the public on Nov 18.

A crowd had gathered to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was accompanied by the clangour of a lion dance troupe.

The ribbon was cut by Mr Chan, his wife Irene Quek and Hersing Culinary's Harry Chua. Hersing Culinary is Chef Chan's partner in the new quick-service eatery, which cost $1 million to set up. 

Chef Chan, 51, says in Mandarin: "I'm very satisfied with everything so far. The biggest challenge has been to make sure the food is consistent and that the standard is good. All the food is made in house and prepared fresh for diners."


Hawker Chan Hong Meng posing in his new restaurant at 78, Smith Street. ST PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK


An ordering machine seen in the restaurant. ST PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK

Hawker Chan, a 2,000 sq ft, air-conditioned restaurant, can seat 80 diners and will serve the same soya sauce chicken rice and noodle dishes that earned Chef Chan's stall in Chinatown Food Centre a Michelin star when the Singapore Michelin Guide launched in July.

Mr Chan approached three food and beverage companies to discuss expanding his business. His eventual partner, Mr Harry Chua, is the chairman of Hersing Culinary. The latter owns the franchising rights to Hong Kong's Michelin-starred dim-sum chain Tim Ho Wan in the Asia-Pacific region. 

There are plans to expand the business globally.