I heard a lot about this specific food stall in the heart of Chinatown. Situated in Chinatown’s largest hawker centre this small stall is the most popular. Queues are normal around this stall. “But why?” I asked myself, I have to find out.
“waiting time could easily be more than two hours”
On a rainy day I decided to see what my chances were as the waiting time could easily be more than two hours. I packed my stuff and realised that I forgot my camera back home so I did not have any other choice then to use my phone for the pictures. Chinatown was not far from my hotel so I walked to the Chinatown complex. On the ground floor there were a lot of shops and even more people, I asked one of the shop owners where I could find the food court. After asking two times which way I had to go I finally found the food court.
Now I have to look for the long queue. The food court is really big but lucky for me I found the stall I was looking for. Liao Fan’s Hong Kong soya sauce chicken rice & noodle and there was a queue. Luckily I did not have to wait very long as it was the end of the day, well actually it was 5.30 pm.
The stall is not big and inside the stall there were three people working very hard to serve the people standing in the line to get a taste of this Michelin starred food stall. There are not many dishes you can choose from but more than enough for me. The choice is soya chicken with rice or noodle, pork ribs with rice or roasted pork with rice.
The prices are amazing, the cheapest dish is two Singapore dollar. I must say that I could not believe my eyes, how is it possible that this stall, with these prices, owns a Micheline star.
As I was standing in the line to place my order one of the employees started to tell the people behind me that everything was sold out. My first thought was why?, why does this happen to me? Then the employee came to me to tell me the same but I wanted to stay. I needed to know for sure that everything was sold out. Luckily the people in front of me decided to make a small order and I was happy to get the last piece of chicken.
Don’t expect a fancy plate with silver cutlery because all you will get is a foam plate and plastic cutlery.
At the first bite I took I was sold, the taste of the chicken is so good. The chicken is really tender and tasteful and the soy sauce is sweet but not too sweet, sour but not too sour, spicy but not too spicy. All the flavors perfectly blend together. This is good!! as Oprah would say. I was happy that I could get a dish at this stall and that the line was not too long. On my next trip to Singapore I would definitely return to this stall because I want to have more and more and more..