Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

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Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle.jpg
Restaurant information
Head chefTang Chay Seng
Food typeStreet food
Rating1 Michelin star (Singapore 2016)
Street address466 Crawford Lane, #01-12, Tai Hwa Eating House, Kallang Planning Area
Postal/ZIP Code190465
Country Singapore
Coordinates1°18′19″N 103°51′45″E / 1.30528°N 103.86241°E / 1.30528; 103.86241Coordinates: 1°18′19″N 103°51′45″E / 1.30528°N 103.86241°E / 1.30528; 103.86241
Bak chor mee at Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle is a street food stall in Kallang, Singapore. It is owned and run by Tang Chay Seng. In 2016, it became one of the first two street food locations in the world to be awarded a star in the Michelin Guide.

Description[edit]

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle is a street food stall, one of 6,000 such stalls within Singapore.[1] It was founded in the 1930s by Tang Joon Teo, but after he fell ill during the 1960s, his second son Chay Seng took over its management.[2] When Tang Joon Teo died in 1995, he left the stall to his three sons. Tang Chay Seng continues to run the stall, which was originally located at Hill Street, it moved in the 1990s to Marina Square and again in 2004 to Crawford Lane.[3]

The stall serves bak chor mee (minced meat noodles), with the noodle component tossed through black vinegar, chilli paste and other ingredients, a recipe created by Tang Joon Teo. There are other affiliated stalls within Singapore, with his brother Tang Chai Chye formerly running High Street Tai Wah. His two sons now run two separate stalls under that brand name. Tang Chay Seng's nephew, Arthur Tung Yang Wee, runs the Lau Dai Hua stall within Terminal 2 of Singapore Changi Airport. These stalls resulted in a legal claim in 2008 by Tang Chay Seng when Arthur Tung Yang Wee ran an advertisement saying that his stall had moved from the original location of Hill Street. This resulted in a loss of business for Tang Chay Seng, as some customers believed that it was his stall which had moved. Tang Chay Seng lost the case, but was awarded a sum as a goodwill gesture.[3]

Reception[edit]

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle became one of the first two street food stalls in the world to be awarded a Michelin Star, alongside Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, gaining the recognition in the 2016 list for Singapore; this was the first time that Singapore had a Michelin Guide created for it.[1] The award has resulted in the usual queue increasing from around 30 minutes to up to two hours.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kim, Soo (July 25, 2016). "Singapore street food stalls get Michelin stars". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Law, Elizabeth (August 4, 2016). "Singapore's Michelin-starred street food in demand". Yahoo! News. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Loh, Victor (July 22, 2016). "6 things to know about one Michelin-starred Tai Hwa Pork Noodle". The Straits Times. Retrieved August 8, 2016.