Michelin-starred soya sauce chicken restaurant to open first overseas outlet in Taipei

Singapore's Michelin-starred soya sauce chicken restaurant is making its mark overseas with Taipei as its first stop.

The new outlet is slated to open in the first half of 2017 at Hoyii North Station, and news of the opening is already generating buzz in Taiwan.

Owner Mr Chan Hon Meng told Shin Min Daily News that he is excited to share Singapore's food culture with the rest of the world, and hopes that this will encourage more young people to join the hawker profession.

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The Taipei outlet will be a quick service restaurant like Hawker Chan which opened along Smith Street last November.

Last July, Mr Chan's signature soya sauce chicken dish earned a one-star rating in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide.

His hawker stall at Chinatown Food Complex is also touted as the cheapest Michelin-starred food establishment in the world, with its award-winning soya sauce chicken noodles selling at only $2.50.

If the Taipei branch takes off, Mr Chan hopes to expand into Malaysia next, as he feels that the food culture of Singapore and Malaysia are very similar.

minlee@sph.com.sg