Guys, have you heard about the opening of Liao Fan Hawker Chan - Hongkong Soya Sauce Chicken in Jakarta? Because they are officially opening today, 20 June 2017! Hawker Chan is awarded the cheapest Michelin Starred Meal in the world in Singapore. Its originally a hawker stall selling Hongkong Soya chicken rice for only $2. And since awarded with Michelin (one) Star, the stall is always queued with people probably around the world for 2-3 hours! The big hype even came to my ears last year when people queuing for hours. And yesterday, 19 June 2017, I got the chance to taste the pre-opening of the official Hawker Chan in PIK Jakarta with the man himself. Since this franchise is brought by the same group as Tim Ho Wan, the outlet is located on the second floor of Tim Ho Wan in PIK. So, let's check out my quick review!
The chef in the middle is the owner of Hawker Chan, and on his right is the chef for the Jakarta's outlet. They didn't talk much yesterday, but the guy on the left is the spoke person for this restaurant
This is the best selling one, the soya chicken! As for my food tasting experience yesterday (pre-opening), it was unfortunately bland and fragrantless. I set my expecation super high for this, because of the Michelin star. I heard that food in Singapore generally is less saltier than in Jakarta. I'm not sure if its their original recipe, or its a mistake here. But well, I have informed this to the related person, so hopefully they improve the seasonings for the opening day. Oh btw, one portion of the chicken rice (chicken breast/ chicken thigh with rice) is only IDR 28.000! That's damn cheap for a restaurant in PIK.
This is another version of the soya chicken with thin noodle Hongkong Style.
This is the BEST one of a few dishes that I tried. When I said the best, it genuinely means SUPER GOOD! The pork was super juicy, perfectly sweet, and the thin noodle (flavor) was very authentic Hongkong's style. The flavor really reminded me of my past trip to Hongkong when I often had this kind of noodle there. One porsion is IDR 52.000! Still acceptable right?
Char Siew Noodles
Last one, Pork Ribs. Its a thin pork ribs marinated in sweet barbeque sauce. In my opinion, the sauce was too sweet for my liking. The meat was too thin as well for so called Pork Ribs. Hopefully they source a fatter pork for their standard 🙂 This is probably not my last time here, because I'm going to visit again in the near future.
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Ruko Crown Golf Cluster Marina Indah Raya Blok D No. 8-10, PIK, North Jakarta
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
Average Spending for two: IDR 100.000
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