‘Street food’ is something that’s never really taken off in Australia but anyone who’s ever travelled widely knows how many delicious treats sit kerbside and within local’s markets around the world.
And South East Asia is the epicentre of this serendipitous dining culture that is often something of a culinary lottery in that you’re never really quite sure what you’ll get.
In one Singaporean market stall however, what you will get is world class fare – if you’re prepared to line up for it.
Venture over to China Town, find the queue in front of Singapore’s Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle and you’ll ultimately end up with a meal that carries a Michelin star!
Yes, Chan Hon Meng is the first street food vendor in the world to be awarded the coveted epicurean crown.
And at a princely $2, the Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle is rather predictably the cheapest Michelin-starred meal you’ll get anywhere.
This delightful video tracks the humble Malaysian-born chef as he prepares to receive his award without any idea about what is coming.