Efficient. Hardworking. Professional. Friendly. Positive. Passionate. Integrity. Humility.

These are the eight qualities Mr. Chan Hon Meng possesses, that led him to be the first street food stall in the world to ever be awarded a Michelin star. A humble man from Malaysia, Mr. Chan learned to cook soya sauce chicken from Hong Kong masters in the 1980s, then opened up shop in a hawker stall in Singapore Chinatown. For less than US$2 a plate, you not only get a taste of delicious chicken noodles, but also a taste of a hawker’s spirit and passion.

Stories like this is what inspired the ‘Hawker’ unit in Yat Fu Lane.

Read more on Mr. Chan’s story here: “8 Qualities Of The World’s First Michelin-Starred Street Food Chef” by Eric Sim, LinkedIn

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