In this Michelin Guide Singapore exclusive, we get an intimate glimpse at what was going through the mind of chef-owner Chan Hon Meng of Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, the world's very first Michelin-starred street food hawker - from the moment he found out that he's been nominated, to his journey to take his spot on the global culinary stage at the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore Gala Dinner cum Award Ceremony.
The 32-year-old Singaporean head chef of three-MICHELIN-starred Noma opens up on his love for umami, working with René Redzepi, and why Jay-Z is a hit on the Noma kitchen playlist.
They overcame poverty, cancer and self-doubt to pursue their passion for the food business. We celebrate their stories.
We sat down for a chat with the chef-owner of Sansho…