World's Cheapest Michelin-starred Restaurant | Hawker Chan

Known as the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, Hawker Chan finally opens its doors in SM North EDSA!

To give a brief background, Hawker Chan was opened by Chan Hong Meng, a Malaysian chef, in 2009 in a small store at Chinatown Complex in Singapore. He served soya sauce rice that caught the attention of all the diners across the country. And now, with their 2nd branch here in the Philippines, Hawker Chan continues to serve affordable and delicious dishes. Thanks to Foodee Global Concepts for bringing in new food taste for us Filipinos to try.

From their humble beginnings to offer affordable meals especially the soya rice chicken made them very popular in Singapore. Now, they continue to expand their restaurant to offer wide variety of mouthwatering and affordable dishes. Fortunately, I've got the chance to be invited by looloo team to Hawker Chan's soft opening.

During the event, we tried the following:


Fried tofu with strips of green apple, onions, sweet chili sauce, and peanuts.
I liked how this dish can be sweet and tangy. The light taste of the crispy tofu was a good appetizer though. As a tofu lover, I would recommend this dish.


Steamed gai lan with fried garlic bits. 
Among all the dishes that served to us, this was my least favorite. I found this just a regular dish with a bitter aftertaste.


Unlike the usual roasted chicken, Hawker Chan's version is juicy from its skin up to its meat. It has this sweet and salty taste which is very similar to Chinese flavors. I liked how the juice of the chicken made it more flavorful. Indeed, this deserves a Michelin-star rating!


This dish has char siew, roasted pork, and pork ribs together with either rice or noodles. I chose the latter as this may be something new to me. We all agreed that the roasted pork got the top spot for the most flavorful. It's also crispy just don't mind the fatty meat. The char siew, on the other hand, is like an asado dish, similar to other Chinese restaurants. This one has a sweet and salty taste. And lastly, the pork ribs were my last choice among them as I found it hard to chew because of the bony meat.


This dessert can help ease the umay taste of the meat dishes. Taste, for me, was a little bit bland.

This drink has an authentic tea taste. You can skip the soda intake and you might want to pair this up with their dishes.

Located at the Upper Ground Level, City Center near SM Hypermarket, this branch can accommodate 56 seats. The location has a very good spot for customers who want to taste cheap and yet satisfying meals right after grocery shopping. 

Part of their opening, they are giving away Soya Chicken on Rice for the first 100 customers on Dec. 3 & 4!

1-10 Customers = 1 Year 
11-30 Customers = 6 Months 
31-50 Customers = 3 Months 
51-100 Customers = 1 Month

Thank you looloo team for the invite and Hawker Chan and Foodee Global Concepts for having us!

Hawker Chan
SM Mall of Asia | SM City North EDSA
Operating Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm
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