The 1½-month-old Chef Kang’s Noodle Stall has been attracting queues that stretch for more than an hour long for its wonton noodles and soup ($5), which comes topped with the famous char siew. The stall also sells a luxe version of the noodle dish with shredded abalone ($10) and you can also order the char siew ($10) as an a la carte dish.
Kang, who has been running Chef Kang’s in Mackenzie Road for three years, was spurred on by the popularity of the restaurant’s hotplate char siew dish.
Speaking to the MICHELIN Guide Digital in Mandarin, he says: “A lot of my diners have been requesting to have more of my char siew, but I make them in limited portions at my restaurant. Starting a wonton noodle stall makes it more accessible for them to enjoy the char siew without having to order an entire dish.” At Chef Kang’s restaurant, the house-made char siew is served sizzling on a hotplate in order to retain the meat’s aroma and juiciness. A sharing platter costs $18.
The nondescript stall is managed by two chefs who have worked at Chef Kang’s for seven years, though the duo currently have their hands full due to the overwhelming response from diners.
Kang adds: “There’re only two of them manning the stall. They will try their best to make sure that customers can get their orders and I will be at the stall three times a week to check on the quality.”
The 33-seat Chef Kang’s, which serves Cantonese dishes, first received one Michelin star in 2017 and retained its rating this year. The restaurant’s signature dishes include steamed crab with glutinous rice and double-boiled soup with chicken stuffed in pig’s stomach.
Chef Kang's Noodle House is at Block A, Jackson Square, 11 Toa Payoh Lorong 3