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08.08.2016 Michelin Guide 2016 : Singapore : Street Vendors

Singapore – Michelin has awarded stars to street food vendors for the first time in its history.

  • Two street vendors and 27 restaurants were awarded stars in the 2016 Singapore Michelin Guide
  • The selection reflects a growing appreciation for cheap, local cuisine

The world’s foremost authority on culinary excellence has awarded stars to two street vendors for the first time in its 116-year history. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle both received one star. Singapore is renowned for its delicious street food, and has more than 6,000 street food stalls.

‘I am very excited. I never thought that hawker food could go global,’ says Chan Hon Meng, owner of Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, where meals cost as little S$2 (£1, $1.50, €0.70). Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia to be rated by the Michelin Guide.

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