Fancy to know the secret that got Singaporean hawker stall Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle a Michelin star? You can – for at least S$2mil (RM6.1mil).
According to a report by The Star, Chan Hon Meng, the owner and chef of the highly popular hawker stall in Singapore, had recently won a star in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide. The stall has also been lauded as the cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world.
Chan, who grew up in Ipoh, said that several corporations in China, Taiwan and Vietnam had reached out to him for his Michelin-star recipe. The 51-year-old had previously rejected those as they were not in the food industry.
“They said they will provide the finances, and me the expertise, but it is not so easy. They are willing to open factories, but how will they be run?” he said.
Now, he is talking to a global food and beverage company which has been expanding rapidly. He said they have the relevant experience and are offering generous conditions – including share options.
“Manpower is a longstanding problem in Singapore, so I want to spend some time studying the details and work out a win-win deal for both parties,” he said.
He also added that another reason he is currently considering the offer, is because he is getting older and he doesn’t know how long he can continue operating his stall, now at Chinatown Food Complex.