World’s Cheapest Fine-Dining Restaurant Opens in Melbourne

Fine dining restaurant Hawker Chan first made a name for itself in Singapore, as the first street food restaurant to get a Michelin star.

In Melbourne, people waited up to two hours to take a bite at the newly-opened local version.

On its first day, Hawker Chan Melbourne will get through 200 roast chickens – five times that of your average Chinatown restaurant.

The man behind it the phenomenon is Malaysian-born chef Chan Hon Meng.

Mr Chan said he chose Melbourne because it’s a beautiful city and he thinks Australia will love his food – a lot.

The restaurant is the brainchild of Malaysian chef Chan Hon Meng. Source: 7 News

Nothing is especially fancy – even on launch day the table numbers are hand-written and the napkins made from paper.

A signature soya sauce chicken and rice costs $6.80.

The restaurant has a ‘secret’ soya sauce recipe. Source: 7 News

The special soya sauce is the secret weapon – it’s made alone in a locked room with blocked-out window in Singapore then shipped to Australia.

Celebrity chef Diana Chan was raving about the food on the first day of business.

Celebrity chef Diana Chan was raving about the food on opening day. Source: 7 News

“The crackling is ridiculous,” she said.