SINGAPORE: The Michelin-starred Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle stall will open its first restaurant - named Hawker Chan - by mid-November, it was announced on Friday (Oct 28).
Chef Chan Hon Meng is partnering with Hersing Culinary to open its first "quick service", or fast food, restaurant in Singapore. The air-conditioned restaurant will serve the same soya sauce chicken rice and noodle dishes that were recognised in the Michelin Guide in Singapore.
The first Hawker Chan will be located at 78 Smith Street in Chinatown. About S$1 million has been invested in the restaurant.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Mr Chan said the price range of the food at the new restaurant will be similar to "food court prices".
Mr Chan will split his time between running the new Hawker Chan and training his family members to continue running the original hawker stall - where prices will remain the same, he assured. To ensure consistency in taste, the restaurant will be using pre-mixes, he said.
Hersing Culinary owns the franchising rights to another Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant, Tim Ho Wan. The company said it hopes to expand Hawker Chan globally as it has done for Tim Ho Wan.