The phrase "Michelin-starred" is synonymous with "really expensive," and it's no wonder: meals at the kind of upper-echelon fine-dining establishments favored by the restaurant guidebook purveyor don't come cheap.
Recently, however, strides have been made toward making Michelin-recognized meals more accessible for diners with less astronomical budgets: In its recently released inaugural Singapore guidebook, Michelin for the very first time bestowed stars on street food. This video gets up close and personal with one of those star recipients, the wildly popular HK Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle.
Can't get to Singapore for street food anytime soon? Keep an eye on Anthony Bourdain's upcoming NYC food hall, Bourdain Market, which is heavily influenced by Singapore's famed hawker centers and will feature street food from around the world. (Hurry up and wait, though, because it's currently projected to open in 2019.)
• Behind the Scenes: The World's First Michelin-Starred Hawker Stall [Michelin]
• The First Michelin Stars for Singapore Are Here [E]
• All Video Interludes [E]