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Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews sour chicken roast pork char siew noodles combination platter hor fun the cheapest michelin star michelin restaurant air conditioned worth the wait tiger beer chinatown queue tender liao branch eatery
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Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

Had tried Hawker Chan when it used to be at Funan and found it very average. However when I was serving my SHN this year, a friend dropped off some goodies among which was Hawker Chan noodles and extra chicken. As there was loadsa food...to eat we only had the HC stuff a few hours later. Texture of the noodles was still very good and it was very tasty. Decided to visit the original stall when I had a chance. We went not too long after the stall opened so there was a queue but not unmanageable and we didn't have to wait long to get the food. The menu was a bit confusing in terms of add ons and we went with the recommendation of the staff which was helpful as otherwise we might have ended up with too much food. The noodles were very good as always, the roast meat wasn't special & while the flavouring of the chicken was good, this was only on the skin rather than infused in the meat. While the overall price was reasonable, the veg was a bit pricier than other places we had been to. All in all, the braise flavour is really good but it's lacking on the meat of the chicken. Is it worth queueing for? Hmmmm....maybe up to 15 or 20 mins. Any more, I am not sure!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

Standard waiting time. Food presentation is good. Expectation was not met with regards to taste. Since it’s rated a a michelin star, i was expecting something special like Tian Tian. I think the meat is bland. ☹️

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

I’ve got no expectations, that’s probably why Mr Chan’s chicken rice let me astonished. The chicken breast was the most juicy and tender ever and the topping sauce up to the rice was really umami. I’ve had my meal with 5 dollars, no cue at...1330 on Sunday. The location is pretty raw but the taste is experiencing. I’ve understood the sense of his Michelin Star.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 10 March 2021

Our SG pride, a local Eat attaining one Michelin star, the Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle located at level 2 Chinatown Food Complex. Also called Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodles, it offers Cantonese soya sauce chicken and...BBQ pork which is ubiqtuous and comfort food for us all! It was COVID-19 time and also after the initial rush/craze… so going for dinner on a Friday evening sees no queue (yet, at 6.30pm). We ordered the signature soya sauce chicken rice, a Soup and a Soya Chicken Noodle. Food came shortly, warm.  The portion is just good, though we hope for more! The soup taste good, and not demanding. The noodle has springy texture and blends well with the soy sauce, which is a tad too sweet for us. The soya chicken offers a soft bite, tender and flavourful. No problem for all to vying for my stomach space..  Overall a pleasant dining experience, value for money. Also walking away after the meal with a little novelty of saying we ate at the cheapest michelin-star restaurant. Haha!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

I tried their char soup and roast pork once and was blown away. So I decided to invite my family there for dinner last week but felt let down. Among the new dishes tried, the chicken was dry, the soup tasteless, bean sprout bland, chilli...(most impt for chicken) was sweet and nothing like Hainanese chicken rice chilli, charsiu/roast pork portion miserable. Never going back...More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 24 December 2020

We had soya sauce chicken rice and 3 combination platter via deliveroo. The chicken was dry and the rice was just plain rice with sauce drizzled over it. The 3 combination platter was very good though. Char siu was juicy and tasty and the roast...pork was decent.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 16 September 2020 via mobile

Legend has it that Hawker Chan apprenticed for a decade at Ma Li Ya before setting up shop a few stalls away at the same Smith Street location, offering $2 chicken rice and shot to fame. More than a decade ago that was and slowly,...it was still an affordable $3 for the longest time, an hour queue at the Chinatown Food Centre for tender, juicy and sweet Soy Sauce Chicken Rice, a little sweeter than Ma Li Ya, no frills, white rice no soup to accompaniment. From the queue estimate and what you can see hanging, I am not surprised if they sold like 60 chickens per day. Soon from 2016 they got awarded Michelin. They thought of selling to cash out, recipes and all. Failed. Then with group investments expanded wildly. Now they have three other mall style Restaurant locations at Smith Street, Funan and Tai Seng. At Funan they even opened a Thai Food Restaurant that lasted less than 8 months. These days, Hawker Chan seem nothing like a Hawker, Smith Street Hawker Stall had since closed, instead across the road a new restaurant. Moral of the story, wildfire fast expansions only screw quality. My order, $6 Soy Sauce Noodle. Cheapest Noodle. Lowest price item on menu is $5 Soy Sauce Chicken Rice. Everything else from add ons to sets in the regions of $8.80 and even $20 up. Not quite Hawker prices. Given the 3 outlet locations, I am sure everything is now mass factory made and no longer fresh in store. As I guessed, while the sauce and skin tasted the same, more sweet than savoury, the chicken is no longer as smooth, tender and juicy but quite dry. From the bone colours I suspect they may not even be using fresh chicken anymore. Their Char Siew hanging, from the machine cut lines I can tell it is not fresh pork, then why use fresh chicken. Who would chop a winglet drum in this way? Leaving more bone bits in my noodle than anything else. Vegetables were pre-blanched and dried up. As noodles and chicken were done by different staffs, the noodles were cooked ahead and left to dry while waiting for the chicken, whom had to chop a whole chicken takeaway order. From pictures you can tell my noodles were dried up. And yea, lastly, staffs more interested in chatting than service. I waited at the counter like a fool until they finished their banter. Seriously Mr Chan. Your legacy down the drain.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020

Visited Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre to join the queue at 02-126 for their famous soya sauce chicken rice. Not worth the wait as their rice was a disaster. It was too soft and a little soggy. The chilli sauce is sweet with a...little spicy and tangy. I would prefer the usual chilli and ginger. The one star MICHELIN-listed soya sauce chicken is average with a mild herbal flavour. Tenderness of its meat could be easily compared with any other chicken meat sold thorough out Singapore. Nothing much to brat about. Disappointing meal with Hawker Chan stall.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020 via mobile

Had to try the cheapest Michelin star meal to see what the hype is all about. Tastes good but definitely nothing to rave about. Better chicken rice at other hawkers for cheaper!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 August 2020

We ordered the half chicken, a 2 combination platter (char siew and roasted pork), soya sauce hor fun and yellow noodles. The price was reasonable for a restaurant with a Michelin star. However, having been a fan since their "hawker days" there has been a...very noticeable dip in food quality and each time I visit, I leave more disappointed..More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Hawker Chan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 4