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.
With over 70 outlets across Asia and a MICHELIN Star for its original outlet in Singapore, Putien and its success is built on its founder’s passion for his hometown cuisine from Putian, Fujian. On the restaurant chain's 20th anniversary this year, we speak to founder Fong Chi Chung on the business mindset behind the brand.
Opening a Singaporean restaurant in Taichung was not a popular decision three years ago, but Singaporean chef Jimmy Lim persevered and became the only chef to be distinguished with two MICHELIN stars in the city. He tells us about what kept him on his path.
How the chef of MICHELIN-starred Nouri in Singapore pivoted to stay afloat — and rediscovered his call to feed people and connect them to producers in the process.