Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia —
Hawker Chan, the restaurant with the famous soy sauce chicken noodle menu in Singapore lost status Michelin Star as of September 1, 2021. The Michelin Star is the highest international award in the culinary field.
Hawker Chan’s representative accepted the loss of the Michelin Star status. However, the restaurant said it would continue to provide the best and affordable cuisine for its customers.
“We hope to understand why Michelin did not include us from this year’s list. However, we also understand that everyone has their own opinion regarding food choices. We will continue to serve delicious and affordable food as that is our vision and mission,” said a representative for Hawker Chan. to TOPNews.
On the other hand, the restaurant, which was founded in 2009, expresses its gratitude to its customers who have continued to provide support over the past 12 years. Hawker Chan is determined to regain that status in the coming year.
Previously, the restaurant that was founded by Chang Hong Meng received a Michelin Star in 2016. At that time, the mainstay menu from the restaurant, previously named Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodles, was sold at a price of US$2.5 or around Rp. 40 thousand per serving. .
After winning the Michelin Star, the restaurant became more and more famous. So is Meng’s career. He later changed the name of his restaurant to Hawker Chan.
He also expanded his restaurant from a simple stall in the hawker center Chinatown, Singapore to several countries at once. The franchise concept was extended to Thailand, the Philippines, and other countries.
Meanwhile, Singaporean culinary expert KF Seetoh said it was natural for Hawker Chan to lose a Michelin Star. Because, the culinary world of the lion’s land develops from time to time and does not depend on one chef or one restaurant.
“I think Michelin has rightly stuck to their guns and protected the dignity of the stars. Michelin should stick to the core strength and power of restaurants because restaurants need help right now,” said Seetoh.