Hawker Chan, World’s Cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant is now in Manila!

by - July 26, 2018

Today, July 26, 2018 marks the day that Hawker Chan, also known as the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world opened its door to the Filipino public with its first branch located at the SM Mall of Asia Complex. Considered as the next big thing in Metro Manila’s bustling dining scene, the internationally acclaimed Singapore-based restaurant promises to rock the Philippines with its gloriously delicious dishes, especially its soya chicken rice.

Yesterday, several media people were invited to the first tasting of Hawkers Chan’s mouthwatering dishes that have captivated people across the region. Among the dishes that we’ve sampled and tasted were its signature combination platter of char siew, roasted pork, and pork rib. We’ve tried it with rice and with noodles and I must say that the rice and noodles are partnered perfectly with the combination platter. What more, I fell in love at first bite with Hawker Chan’s Green Chili! It is great with meat. (Warning: The green chili is highly addicting with char siew, roasted pork, pork rib and chicken). And you know what is more exciting? These dishes are priced to be extremely pocket-friendly. On the average, the price range per dish is only PHP 100.00 to 150.00!


The global popularity of Hawker Chan belies its humble beginnings. Founded by Malaysian Chef Chan Hong Mong, the son of a farmer, who flew to Singapore in the 1980s and trained under a Hong Kong chef where he first learned to prepare the now famous Singapore Soya Sauce Chicken and Noodle under his mentor’s guidance.

In 2009, Chan Hong Mong opened a small store at the Chinatown Complex, the largest open-air hawker centre in Singapore, where he served soya sauce Chicken rice – a dish that quickly caught the imagination of diners across Singapore. Through the years, Chan Hong Mong painstakingly refined his recipe, to the delight of diners who lined up hours on end at the stall.

In July of 2016, Michelin’s Singapore Guide debuted and among those recognized was Hawker Chan making it the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. Just this month, Liao Fan Hawker Chan at 78 Smith Street in Singapore was among the 50 restaurants included in the 2018 Bib Gourmand Awards, which recognizes eateries with menu items that cost no more than S$45, for their value for money.


Thanks to Foodee Global Concepts, the industry maverick that has transformed the Filipino dining scene with groundbreaking offerings such as the Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan, FOO’D By Davide Oldani, Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles and Llaollao’s unique Spanish frozen yogurt, they recognized the Filipinos’ love and curiosity for food and as such they responded by bringing to the country the offerings of top-rated restaurants that have won the hearts of people around the world.

“We’ve seen how Filipinos try to visit the top-rated restaurants whenever they travel, so we thought why not bring these restaurants to the country? Since Pinoys love to visit Hawker Chan in Singapore, we thought we’d bring it here, and offer the same combination of great food and affordable luxury to them,” said FOODEE Global Concepts CEO, Mr. Rikki Dee.


To add to the excitement, Hawker Chan customers will get a chance to fly to Singapore every time they dine at Hawker Chan Manila from July 26 to August 5, 2018. Two (2) lucky winners will get a chance to Fly to Singapore and enjoy a 3 days 2 nights full board and meal stay, sponsored by FOODEE Global Concepts Inc. and the Singapore Tourism Board.

Moreover, from today until tomorrow, July 27, the first one hundred (100) diners of Hawker Chan are all in for a treat!

The first ten (10) diner will get one (1) year supply of free *Soya Chicken on Rice. The following twenty will get six (6) months’ supply of Soya Chicken on Rice, the next twenty (20) will get three (3) months’ supply of Soya Chicken on Rice, and the last fifty (50) diners will get a one (1) month’s supply of Soya Chicken on Rice as well.

Here are the terms and conditions:
  • One Soya Chicken on Rice per week; freebie will be forfeited if not claimed,
  • Freebie is not transferable and convertible to cash.
  • Not valid with other promos and discounts

Note: For safety Senior Citizens, Pregnant Women and PWDs are discouraged to line up


Participants must purchase any Hawker Chan product to qualify as a customer.

Upon purchase, the first 100 customers will be awarded the Hawker Chan Supply Card that they will use to claim their free Soya Chicken on Rice.
  • First 10 customers will be able to claim 1 Soya Chicken on Rice every week, totalling to 53 plates.
  • 11th to 30th customer will be able to claim 1 Soya Chicken on Rice every week, totalling to 27 plates.
  • 31st to 50th customers will be able to claim 1 Soya Chicken on Rice every week, totalling to 14 plates.
  • 51st to 100th customers will be able to claim 1 Soya Chicken on Rice every week, totalling to 5 plates.
How to Claim Prizes:
  • Customers must present their Hawker Chan Supply Card with a valid ID to claim their free Soya Chicken on Rice
  • The Hawker Chan Supply Card is non-transferrable, non-collectible and not convertible to cash. Unclaimed Soya Chicken on Rice will be forfeited.
  • This promo is not valid in combination with any other special offer or promotion
  • Hawker Chan Philippines reserves the right to refuse redemption if Hawker Chan Supply Card was found to be tampered with.
  • Promo claiming valid at Hawker Chan Philippines (SM Mall of Asia) only
Hawker Chan is located at the Ground Floor, Entertainment Mall at SM Mall of Asia Complex. It seats 86 customers and is perfect for those who want a great, affordably-priced, hearty meal.

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