Singapore hawker offers cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world

Nov 5, 2017, 1:51 PM

Looking for the next spot for inexpensive food that doesn’t skimp on the taste?

Well if you don’t mind taking a trip to Singapore, you can enjoy Michelin-starred food for just $1.50.

That’s not a typo, $1.50.

Master chef Chan Hon Meng is the mastermind behind Singapore’s “Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle.”

After meeting an uncle from Hong Kong in Singapore, Meng became interested in perfecting the braised chicken recipe since he never really saw anyone selling it.

Using the recipe and technique his uncle passed down to him, the chef not only gained a a great meal, but also national attention.

Since 2009, Meng has been in the hawker, or food cart, business perfecting his recipe. Each day he sells over 100 soya sauce chickens, he said.

And although he knew his food was good, he never thought a hawker could be globally recognized, the 52-year-old chef said.

Being awarded a Michelin star is a great honor and something that has lead to an increase of sales, but Meng isn’t in the business of raising prices. He says the customers are the reason for the recognition and will continue to sell his soya sauce chicken for under two bucks.

The Lasso

Mary Dalrymple/Deseret News

Here are 10 of the best Christmas commercials of all time

We’ve rounded up our favorite Christmas commercials — the ones that have stuck with us through the years and fill our hearts with joy.
10 months ago
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)...
Carter Williams/Deseret News

The stories behind 5 Christmas traditions you celebrate

There are plenty of Christmas traditions that people who celebrate the holiday have fond memories of, but how did they come to be?
10 months ago

A fly at the Harris, Pence debate has internet buzzing

During the second half of the debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, a fly landed on the vice president's head and it left the internet buzzing.
1 year ago
(Unsplash Photo)...

5 things worth knowing about Leap Day and Leap Year

Every four years there's an extra day on the calendar. That day is Feb. 29, known as Leap Day.
2 years ago
(Storyblocks Image)...

See some of the best Super Bowl ads before the big game

Watching commercials has become as much a part of Super Bowl viewing tradition as the football game itself to many fans. A new batch officially arrives Sunday.
2 years ago
(GoDaddy Photo)...

So long, Red: Arizona-based GoDaddy unveils new logo minus dude

After 23 years, a certain gingerhair character who was the sunglasses-wearing face of GoDaddy has been gently shown the door.
2 years ago

Sponsored Articles

Schwartz Laser Eye Center

How to sharpen your vision with elective procedures

Imagine opening your eyes in the morning and being able to see clearly. You wouldn’t have to wait to put on glasses or contacts, and there would be no more blurry showers nor forgetting where your glasses are.
PNC Bank

How one organization supports early childhood literacy for the most vulnerable

Nearly two out of every three children in low-income communities don’t own a single children’s book, a fact that ultimately could have profound impacts even before entering kindergarten, according to Arizona nonprofit Southwest Human Development.
Chris Kennedy

My Special Aflac Duck® taking flight in Arizona

For more than 65 years, Aflac has had the extraordinary opportunity and privilege to help provide peace of mind to individuals who have our supplemental insurance policies.
Singapore hawker offers cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world