People 1 minute 07 June 2017

Hawker Chan Looks Back On His Journey

Getting a Michelin star for his hawker stall has changed Chan Hon Meng’s life beyond belief.

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When Singapore’s inaugural MICHELIN guide named Chan Hon Meng as one of the first hawkers to receive a star, little did he expect his life to change beyond recognition. The petite but sprightly man has since joined forces with Hersing Culinary – the conglomerate which franchised Tim Ho Wan – and opened branches along Smith Street as well as Hersing Centre in Toa Payoh.

His efforts don’t end there. The accolade has brought global acclaim and he has since opened an offshoot in Taiwan and was even invited to Sydney on behalf of Tiger Beer to collaborate with Guillaume Galliot from Macau’s The Tasting Room.

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“I have never been to a place as far as Australia so I’m very excited,” he exclaims.

Watch how he combs the city in search of the right ingredients to recreate his much loved soy sauce chicken as well as look back to the journey since receiving his star.


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