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Mr Chan Hon Meng in his Hawker Chan outlet in 18 Tai Seng, after the peak-hour lunch period. Soon after his Chinatown hawker stall got a Michelin star, he partnered Hersing Culinary to expand his business.
Mr Chan Hon Meng in his Hawker Chan outlet in 18 Tai Seng, after the peak-hour lunch period. Soon after his Chinatown hawker stall got a Michelin star, he partnered Hersing Culinary to expand his business.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Chan Hon Meng says luck has played a big role in his life. But hard work, a unique product and not being greedy have also been important factors.

Two years after he received a Michelin star, life for hawker Chan Hon Meng has changed - and yet it hasn't.

During those two years, he travelled to 10 countries and experienced snow for the first time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Hawker Chan and his lucky star'. Print Edition | Subscribe