World's cheapest Michelin-starred meal is in Singapore

Singapore's Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle has become the world's cheapest place to have a Michelin-star meal.

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There is no doubt that Singapore has one of the best culinary destinations for exploration. Singapore's status as a world-class dining destination recently got a new twist with Michelin's new Singapore guide featuring 29 of the city's top dining places including two street vendors.

Following this, Singapore's Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle has become the world's cheapest place to have a Michelin-star meal. Yes, the iconic Chan Hon Meng's chicken rice dish is priced at just S$2 ($1.42).

According to CNN, in 2016, the humble hawker stall collaborated with Hersing Culinary to open Liao Fan Hawker Chan. It is a casual dine place located few meters away from his street-side Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre stall. Post the release of Michelin guide, Meng has become an overnight star with worldwide fame and high customer demand. His new, quick dine-in place is to tackle the flooding demand. The new set-up can accommodate 80 diners with facility for take-out services.

In an interview with CNN, the Malaysian-born chef revealed that he had no idea about the Michelin guide until his stall appeared on the list. CNN described: "On Hawker Chan's second soft-opening day, an ever-growing line of tourists and locals spilling out of the restaurant and onto the sidewalk almost mirrored that of the stall, where people wait for several hours to experience his famous fare."

One key highlight of the Meng's place is that the man himself is indulged in cooking and supervising the restaurant. The place is a value for money spot with many lip-smacking cuisines to entertain the culinary taste buds.

Take a look at the complete list of Michelin-star dining places in the city:

Joël Robuchon, French contemporary

Restaurant André, Innovative

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, French contemporary

Les Amis, French

Odette, French contemporary

Shisen Hanten, Chinese

Shoukouwa, Sushi

Alma, European contemporary

The Kitchen at Bacchanalia, Innovative

Béni, French contemporary

Candlenut, Peranakan

Corner House, Innovative

Crystal Jade Golden Palace, Chinese

Cut, Steakhouse

Forest, Chinese contemporary

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, Street food

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, Street food

Jaan, French contemporary

Lei Garden, Cantonese

Osia, Australian contemporary

Putien (Kitchener Road), Fujian

Rhubarb, French

Shinji (Beach Road), Sushi

Shinji (Tanglin Road), Sushi

Summer Pavillion, Cantonese

Sushi Ichi, Sushi

Terra, Italian

The Song of India, Indian

Waku Ghin, Japanese

This article was first published on March 1, 2017