Few will ever figure out the calculus behind marrying stupendous with cheap, nevertheless Liao Fan Hawker Chan can lay legitimate claim to having done so. Helmed by Ipoh-born chef/owner Chan Hon Meng who formerly apprenticed at the now-defunct New Lam Thong Tea House, this Chinatown Complex Food Centre based stall opened in 2009 selling soya sauce themed oriental fare, of which most still remain priced under $4 today. A decade, 3 consecutive Michelin stars (2016-2018) and one Hersing Corp franchise partnership later, Hawker Chan has morphed into a full-blown culinary darling much adored by both locals as well as tourists.

Chinatown Complex. Climb this flight of stairs, then ride an escalator up to L2 - you shall find Hawker Chan tucked among over 260 stalls.

There are lotsa seats available, don't ya worry.

Seriously value for money eats, we shit you not.

What knocked our socks off:

Oily aromatic best described its Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle: tender, glistening poultry (braised with some 10-herb mix) emanating savoury notes that chimed wonderfully around al dente mee kia. Even better perhaps was the Roasted Pork Rice featuring formidably processed siu yuk (read: velvety fat belly meat capped by puffed, crackling epidermis) further salted to a tee - very juicy, damn crispy, too heavenly. Note though 'em accompanying sauteed soybeans tasted pretty ordinary insofar as we were concerned, ah drats small matter anyhow.

Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle ($3.30)

Roasted Pork Rice ($3.30)

Other items sampled but turned out to be non-events:

Pork Rib Hor Fun ($3.80)

Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice. Kindly clarify with stall before visiting or ordering.


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Score: 8.3/10

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Location

Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre
335 Smith Street
#02-126
Singapore 050335

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