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First street food stall with a Michelin Star barely costs 1€ | IbizaFoodie

First street food stall with a Michelin Star barely costs 1€

When you think about dining a Michelin Star menu, usually you’re not expecting something quite cheap.

However, there is a Malaysian-born chef who has managed to break with the cliché: his name is Chan Hon Meng, has a street food stall in Singapore and each serving of its award-winning delicacies costs just a little more than 1 euro.

The restaurant Chan Hon Meng has not only become the first street stall able to get a place in the Michelin Guide, but it is also the one that serves the cheapest menu. For 1.50 € you can try his specialty: barbecued chicken and sauce with rice or noodles.

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The excellence achieved through simplicity, perseverance and hard work of a man who had no choice but to leave school at age 15 to earn a living on his own. To satisfy his customers he gets up at five in the morning, opens at ten o’clock and not closing until the last ration is sold. In total, more than a hundred hours of work a week.

It was in 2009 when he opened his stall which he named “Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice” a no frills establishment of any kind, but still gets queues of dozens of people eager to savor the delights that Mr. Chan prepares, and if you do not believe, check out the next photo taken recently by a tourist and posted on Instagram:

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He just became a celebrity, but Chan Hon Meng does not plan to change his way of life or even use his newfound fame to raise prices of the menu because he values more ​​the relationship with his clients than short-term benefit.