From 14 to 16 March, Chan Hong Men will serve his signature soya sauce chicken rice box at KERB’s King’s Cross lunchtime market. Chan is the first street food trader to have ever been awarded a Michelin star.
Each day there will be just 200 portions available of what KERB describes the meal as the “cheapest Michelin-star lunch you’ll find in London”.
The pop-up is being held in collaboration with Singapore Airlines and Singapore Tourism Board, and a number of KERB’s traders are working on the project.
Guy Parsons from Poke is overseeing design and branding for the event; Hanna Sodurland from Korean/Mexican fusion operator Kimchinary is working on all food and kitchen operations; Taiwanese trader Sheng High’s owner Felix Tse is managing front of house as a translator; and Joel Bowen from hot dog brand Oh My Dog is donating his Southbank shipping container, which has been re-decorated into a Hawker style working kitchen by Charlie Nelson, who owns Fundi Pizza.
In 2016, Singapore-based Hawker Chan became the first street food trader to be awarded a Michelin star. He left school at the age of 15 to pursue his dream of becoming a chef.
“It’s an honour to host the world’s first Michelin star street food trader at King’s Cross,” says Ian Dodds, head of KERB markets
“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.”
Kerb have posted a preview video of the event. To see Hawker Chan in action, watch the video here.