335 Smith Street
#02-126 Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre
Singapore 050335

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10:30am - 03:30pm

10:30am - 03:30pm


10:30am - 03:30pm

10:30am - 03:30pm

10:30am - 03:30pm

10:30am - 03:30pm

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Chicken was tender, noodles tangy and the sauce and chilli was nice too!

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With just SGD2.80 in your wallet, you can simply enjoy a plate🍽 of Soya Sauce Chicken Rice at @liaofanhawkerchan’s Michelin-Awarded stall in Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre. Brace💪 yourself for a 45mins - 1hour long queue, even during weekday lunch hours. Even though there is an air-conditioned (franchised) outlet just across👣 Smith Street with no visible queue, I will still recommend going to the original hawker stall instead😉.

👉Soya Sauce Chicken (Half) - SGD8
👉Char Siew & Roasted Pork Platter - SGD7

To avoid any disappointment😌, make sure you order either their half or full Soya Sauce Chicken to share. Meaning if possible, try not to order individual portions as the chopped up chicken meat might become dry due to being left exposed to open-air.

P.S. I was eating this even before they got their Michelin Star in 2016 liao lor...
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is the place where you can have the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal. Up to this day, it continues to attract long queues at its original stall although it’s now commercialised.

Prices start from $2.80 and it’s served with either rice or noodles. I had the soy sauce chicken, roasted pork and char siew noodle ($6.80). The soy sauce chicken was tender (possibly cause I had the drumstick) but it’s certainly not the best I tried. Char siew here is prepared Hong Kong-style which was a balance of fat and meat with the edges nicely caramelised. As for the roasted pork, the skin is crispy and the meat is tender which was not bad. Noodles are springy and is served in a mix of lard and sambal belachan.

In my opinion, I feel the char siew and roasted pork are better than the soy sauce chicken. For all the hype and accolades, there are better stalls out there who are more deserving of them.

Honestly, the branches severely disappointed me, but an opportune short queue allowed me to try the OG; the branches do no justice to the brand name — it's way better here.
The soy chicken noodles ($3.30) had a decent bounciness, well complemented by the sauce and chili. The chicken was tender, though a tad too tough, and carried a good amount of flavour and fragrance. Good but not amazing or Michelin star good.
Is it worth the queue? Opt for Maria Virgin Chicken instead, it's in the same compound — better and has no queue.
📍 335 #02-126 Smith St, Complex Market & Food Centre, Singapore 050335
⏱️ (Mon-Sat) 10.30am-8.30pm; closed on Sundays

The cheapest Michelin star dish in Singapore and purportedly, the world, is a humble plate of Cantonese-style soya sauce chicken from “Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle”.
It is served with either rice or noodles and most people seem to opt for the latter but I prefer the former. Even though it comes splashed with the same dark sauce used to cook the chicken, I find rice more ideal as it’s a less intrusive sidekick to the juicy, tender flesh of the fragrant and very flavourful chicken.
If you want a more authentic dining experience, I recommend checking out the original hawker stall located inside Chinatown Smith Street Market and Food Centre located at 335 Smith Street #02-126. Be prepared to queue though.


Finally went to try this after seeing the good reviews! I ordered the noodles instead of the rice since many reviews recommended it (while my mum ordered the rice). And YES, indeed, the noodles were way better! Not that the rice was bad haha it was just nothing special. Whereas the noodles were springy and firm. 😋

The chicken was good too! Soft, juicy and well-marinated. But like what many reviews have mentioned, the char siew was GREAT 😻✨ You should definitely try it!!!

The portions were more generous than I expected, considering the really affordable prices!! Be prepared to queue though, we started queuing at 10.05am and only got to eat at 11am 🌚 I really don't like queuing so I probably wouldn't be back again, but as a whole I really enjoyed this meal so it's pretty worth it just for a try :)