Updated 14.3.18: with the astonishing view of half of the queue on opening day.
Hawker Chan, “the world’s first Michelin-starred street food stall,” is coming from Singapore to London, for a three-day pop-up at the Kerb street food collective in Granary Square, King’s Cross next week.
Hawker Chan’s Chan Hong Men will pop up at the north London Kerb site, serving his signature soya sauce chicken rice box for three days, between Wednesday 14 and Friday 16 March, 11.30am to 2pm. Apparently, there’ll be just 200 portions of the £6 boxes served each day — what appears to be just the sort of hype-generating stunt the pop-up’s sponsors, Singapore Airlines and the tourism body, will oversee with delight.
The restaurant was awarded its Michelin star in the Red Guide’s 2016 Singapore edition.
About the London pop-up, the chef said: “My dream is to see more Singaporean cuisine and more of the undiscovered local hawker talent enjoyed on an international stage. Whether you’re a restaurant chef or a street market hawker — with food you can never stop learning.”
While Kerb’s director of markets and communications, Ian Dodds said: “It’s an honour to host the world’s first Michelin star street food trader at King’s Cross. We also hope this builds a wider conversation about the growing quality of street food in London — as it becomes more and more a part of life throughout the city we see no reason why one or two in London’s swelling hawker ranks couldn’t receive the same accolade.”