Famed Hawker Chan opens shop in KL Chinatown


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 19 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore’s Michelin-starred chicken rice Hawker Chan has spread its wings to the bustling Petaling Street with its second outlet in Malaysia.

Touted as the “cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world”, the restaurant famed for its soy sauce chicken rice is the eponymous concern created by Malaysian-born Chan Hon Meng.

Hawker Chan was awarded one Michelin star by the Michelin Guide Singapore in 2016.

Chan, who was present at the opening of the franchise restaurant in Petaling Street yesterday, was delighted to finally be able to offer foodies here a taste of his famous fare.

“A restaurant specialising in soy sauce chicken rice is something unique and difficult to find here.

“Now, customers get to savour the original recipe here in Kuala Lumpur, ” said Chan.

The soy sauce chicken is said to be different from the regular roasted and steamed chicken as it comes with a soy sauce-glazed skin.

Superfood Ventures Sdn Bhd acquired the Hawker Chan franchise from the Singaporean-based Liao Fan Hawker Chan (Global) Pte Ltd – a subsidiary of Hersing Culinary – to open its first quick-serve restaurant concept in Kuala Lumpur.

Superfood Ventures director Victor Teo, who has been in the food and beverage industry for the past 10 years, said the Malaysian company owns several other restaurants including Ori-Udon in Sunway Velocity and Lucky Mala Noodle in The Gardens Mall, both in Kuala Lumpur.

Hawker Chan in Petaling Street is the second outlet in Malaysia.

The first was opened in Jalan Theatre in Chan’s hometown, Ipoh, in February.

To date, Hawker Chan has 22 eateries in six countries.

The restaurant in Petaling Street is open from 10.30am to 8.30pm.

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