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The Michelin star has been the highest restaurant standard since the 1900’s.
Typically, Michelin restaurants feature the most luxurious and exquisite dining experiences around the world.
One star represents a good restaurant, worth stopping at if it’s along your path. Two stars means the restaurant is fantastic and three stars means the restaurant is worth traveling out of your way for.
Now in Singapore, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, a food stall has been awarded a star.
Chef Chan Hon Meng works 17 hour days to serve his endless line of customers. Here you can buy a plate of his award-winning food for just $2 — that’s almost equivalent to your morning cup of joe.
In comparison, Sukiyabashi Jiro — featured in the documentary ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi‘ — was awarded three stars in 2008. There a 20-course sushi dinner is over $300.
The guide was created by the Michelin brothers a decade after starting their tire business.
They believed that a rating guide for hotels and restaurants would urge drivers to travel and buy their tires more often.
With the success of Meng’s stall, it is possible that inexpensive restaurants could now become great culinary destinations, thanks to the Michelin rating.
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