Around the World, Asia, Singapore

[A tale of two Michelin starred street stalls – Singapore]

December 6, 2017

Yes, it’s true, we’re both bougie and on a budget. Singapore is home to two of the cheapest Michelin star dining options in the world, so in a city that never stops eating, we got the best meals on a budget. I visited both despite the humidity telling me to go back to the safe embrace of the air conditioning of our hotel. Also I swear I am going to stop with Singapore posts for awhile and round back to them later. Sorry for the overload!

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

Address: 78 Smith StreetSingapore 058972, Singapore

Avg. Meal Cost: $1.50 (and rising, slightly due to popularity)

What to order? The Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle of course!

I’ve been on a bit of a gluten-free kick due to it not mixing well with a medication I’ve been on so I forced Ben’s hand to get rice instead of noodles but it was well worth it. I’m told that what makes rice that goes with chicken like this special in Singapore (said source being a now local, ex-pat) is that it is steeped in chicken fat for an extended amount of time before hitting your plate. The result was amazing. The chicken was moist and delicious and the rice a perfect compliment. We also got a side of char siew but that’s neither here nor there, I have a char siew problem that I cannot control. I order this everywhere in Singapore. PM me if you need advice on my favorite char siew place.

Walking down Chinatown like…

Ordering means waiting and waiting was thankfully fast

iPhone photo for this one, sorry for the shadows!


Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

Address: 78 Smith StreetSingapore 058972, Singapore

Avg. Meal Cost: $6-8

What to order? The Tai Hwa Pork Noodle aka #3 

This dish is best described as the “Dry noodle” option based on the pictures, something I heard many people saying in line when they weren’t sure what to order. That being said the noodles are not dry at all. It was delicious and certainly unique, the broth is pleasantly sour and not at all what you’d expect at first glance. This was the last stop on our friends’ tour through Singapore. We lost Anna to her studies and me to the many rounds of Kaya Toast in the post prior. Everett and Ben enjoyed the meal below. (I still tried it)

Pork noodle line


Tai Hwa Pork Noodles (pre-broth)

The full spread!

This was all gone quickly. Note, I’d already given up at this point so it was just Ben and our fearless guide Everett eating.

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