With a new wave of street food vendors being awarded Michelin stars across the globe, we've picked the three hottest spots you need to check out...
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, Singapore
Tucked away in Chinatown Complex, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle looks like every other street food stall in Singapore’s largest hawker centre. Think again. Chef Chan Hon Meng’s outfit may look modest, but his dishes have caught the attention of Singapore's Michelin-starred dining guide.
Of course, the street food stall's new-found popularity means more people which means long queues (the line outside Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle typically resembles that of a sale at Barney's). However, we reckon it’s worth it for the chance to try an award winning plate of Soya sauce chicken and rice for just S$2 (£1.10). An absolute steal!
335 Smith Street, Chinatown, Singapore
Tokyo is truly a foodie’s paradise. It’s a city that’s alive with sensational restaurants; something the 2016 Michelin Guide bears testament to, featuring a staggering 51 two-starred restaurant and 153 one-starred venues. As you would expect, prices in the majority of these establishments tend to be as high as the Shard - but there is one exception. Take a bow, basement spot Nakajima. Situated near Shinjuku station, single-starred Nakajima serves up sensational sardines any which way (think grilled, battered, raw and more). Definitely worth a try if you're ever in town.
Basement floor of Nichihara building, 3-32-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo