Think you need a fancy dining experience with white tablecloths, pretentious waiters, and unpronounceable entrées to earn a star in the coveted Michelin Guide? Well, it might be time to think again. In 2016, two street vendors in Singapore -- Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle at Crawford Lane and Chinatown's Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle -- each earned one Michelin star for simple meals served at hawker stalls, a well-known part of Singapore's iconic street food culture. The open-air stalls now offer the most affordable Michelin-starred meals ever. A plate of soya sauce chicken and rice costs about $1.34 USD, less than many items on a fast-food restaurant menu.
A first for Singapore restaurateurs: