9 months since its opening and Hawker Chan is still bustling with patrons lining up to get a taste of Chef-owner Chan Hong Meng hawker food delights.
Since the humble hawker stall in Singapore was awarded the world’s cheapest Michelin-star meal, the crowds have been pouring in. We loved tasting our way through the menu.
Of particular note is the soy sauce chicken. While the soy sauce recipe is a well-guarded secret, Chan has shared that it includes Chinese angelica root, cloves, coriander seed, and star anise.
The marinade is made from scratch every day and the whole chickens are steeped overnight, and then braised until the skin is deep brown and glossy. The result is the most tender morsels of chicken which are stunningly flavoured.
With prices starting at $6.80 for a meal, Hawker Chan delivers a gratifying cheap feed for the masses.
Location: 157 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne