Known as the world cheapest Michelin-Starred eatery, the Singaporean food stall Hawker Chan opened in Melbourne, December 2017. Providing Melbourne with the tastes of barbeque dishes; namely its signature soy chicken and rice that really impressed critics.
Australia’s first spin off of the original, which started in 2009 and earned Chef Chan Hong Meng his first Michelin star in 2016. This 92-seater restaurant was built for function and efficiency; there is no table service, and often lines that snake out the door. Diners will queue at the counter to place orders or use the self-ordering system (EFTPOS only), collecting their tray when their number flashes up on the wall mounted screens before finding their tables.
Hawker Chans signature dish, Chicken and Rice is a Budget-Busting $6.80, with a portion that will delight, and leave room for more. The chook is locally sourced, then chopped to order, crisp skinned and succulent having been basted in Chans sweet soy marinade; made in Singapore and dispatched to his outposts in Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan and Australia. In addition to the soya chicken, there’s also roast pork, char siew (barbeque pork) and pork rib, which come with a choice of rice and noodles. Side dishes are also available of Thai-style tofu, a wonton soup, soy bean sprouts and seasonal vegetables.
With 1000-plus diners every day, it can be loud and hectic, but the service is swift, and while portions aren’t huge, nor are the prices. So if you haven’t already, get in early experience Hawker Chans on Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, before the queue starts.
Hawker Chan Melbourne
Address : 157 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.
Tel : +61 3 9650 8808
Website : hawkerchan.com.au