Singapore chef Hawker Chan is the only chef in the world to get a Michelin star for street food. We tried the chef’s char siew pork, which is sticky pork served with rice, during a three-day event in King’s Cross, in Central London. Th meal cost £6 ($7.95).
“Char siew rice is a barbecue pork rice, which actually is a very simple dish because you can use a basic recipe to make it,” chef Hawker Chan tol INSIDER.
“This year to represent Singapore and come here hoping that people will like to eat things with a little chili, and also using streaky pork. I hope everyone likes it.”
Chef Chan started as a hawker in Singapore. Hawker centers are open-air collections of inexpensive street food stands beloved in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and beyond.
The event was so popular that only 300 portions were made available, and customers queued for an average of 1.5 hours to get the famous dish.
“Since I got this Michelin star, I hope all the small shops in the hawker centers will all work hard. There will be a day where they can achieve this too. My own wish is every day to be a good chef. I’d be very happy,” said chef Chan.