Hawker Chan, formerly called Hong Kong Soya Chicken Rice and Noodle, became the first hawker stall to ever win a Michelin star in Singapore’s inaugural Michelin guide. And now, owner Chan Hon Meng is taking his signature soy sauce chicken to Australia, Broadstreet reports.
The first Hawker Chan location outside of Singapore will open in Melbourne on December 8. The 92-seat space will be counter service, and, as with the location in Singapore’s Chinatown, which attracts hours-long lines, it will not accept reservations.
The menu at the new Hawker Chan will be similar to the original, with some adaptations for the local crowds. Along with Chan’s famous soy sauce chicken, people in Melbourne will line up for roast pork, char siu, or pork rib with rice or noodles, and sides of wonton soup, seasonal vegetables, Thai-style tofu, and a soy bean-sprouts dish.
Chan is working with Hersing Corporation on the expansion, the same group that franchised Michelin-starred dim sum spot Tim Ho Wan. Take a look at what Melbourne can look forward to at the first Hawker Chan franchise below: