Michelin-starred soya sauce chicken stall to open restaurant in Smith Street, eyes global expansion

Mr Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at Chinatown Food Complex.
Mr Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at Chinatown Food Complex. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at Chinatown Food Complex.
Mr Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at Chinatown Food Complex. PHOTO: REUTERS
Mr Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at Chinatown Food Complex.
Mr Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at Chinatown Food Complex. PHOTO: ST FILE
Harry Chua, chairman of Hersing Culinary (left) and Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at the press conference on their partnership.
Harry Chua, chairman of Hersing Culinary (left) and Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at the press conference on their partnership. ST PHOTO: NIVASH JOYVIN XAVIER
Harry Chua, chairman of Hersing Culinary (left) and Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at the press conference on their partnership.
Harry Chua, chairman of Hersing Culinary (left) and Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at the press conference on their partnership. ST PHOTO: NIVASH JOYVIN XAVIER
Harry Chua, chairman of Hersing Culinary (left) speaks beside Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at the press conference on their partnership.
Harry Chua, chairman of Hersing Culinary (left) speaks beside Chan Hon Meng, owner-chef of Michelin-starred hawker stall, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, at the press conference on their partnership. ST PHOTO: NIVASH JOYVIN XAVIER

SINGAPORE - The one Michelin-starred Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle in Chinatown Food Complex will open an air-conditioned restaurant in mid-November.

To be called Hawker Chan, after Liao Fan's owner Chan Hon Meng, the quick-service restaurant will be at 78 Smith Street in Chinatown, a stone's throw away from the existing stall at Chinatown Food Complex. It will serve the same soya sauce chicken rice and noodle dishes that draw long queues at the stall.

Mr Chan's wife and family members will run the food stall, and Mr Chan will split his time between Hawker Chan and the stall.

 

Hawker Chan is just the first restaurant he will open with Hersing Culinary, the company which owns the franchising rights to Hong Kong's Michelin-starred dim sum eatery Tim Ho Wan in the Asia Pacific region. It will also open the Michelin-starred Tsuta ramen at Pacific Plaza on Nov 6.

The partners have plans for global expansion.

Liao Fan was one of two hawker stalls which received one Michelin star in July this year. The other Michelin-starred hawker stall is Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle in Crawford Lane.