Only Michelin-starred hawker meal in Singapore【#6 Singapore Recommended Restaurant Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle】


  • Overall ★★★
  • Meal ★★★
  • Atmosphere&Service ★★
  • Price ★★★★

Today I would like to introduce “Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle”, the only one Michelin-starred hawker restaurant in Singapore.

This time I visited for lunch on a weekend.

How to go

For public transportation, it is recommended to take the East West Line of the MRT. Get off at the nearest Lavendar station and it will take about 8 minutes on foot.

It is located in a very ordinary hawker center, but you will probably be able to find the restaurant easily by the queue.


Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle’s signature dish is Bak Chor Mee. This is a very rich noodle dish made with noodles, minced pork and shrimp, stewed pork cubes, broth made from fish stock, and seasonings such as vinegar and chili peppers.

The restaurant features a unique broth and handmade noodles. The broth is made from dozens of ingredients, and the noodles are handmade in the restaurant. The “bak choy mee” is a perfect match for the noodles, as the minced meat adds a great flavor to the broth.

It seems to have become a long-time favorite of both tourists and locals alike, who come here because of its Michelin-winning name recognition.

When ordering, you can choose Dry or Soup.

Since many people ordered Dry, I ordered Dry as well.

You also have to choose between large, medium, and small sizes. This time I ordered the medium size.

In addition, when ordering, you will be asked, “Chili?” If you like spicy food, tell them “Chili”.

I ordered bak choy mee as well as seaweed soup.

This is bak cho mee.

The noodles are flat and are mixed well with the sauce.

First of all, the sauce gives the dish a unique taste unlike anything I have ever tasted before.

The sauce is full of a sense of being something special, with all the elements of taste – spicy, sour, sweet, and umami – blended into one.

It is different from the hawker noodle dishes I have had in the past.

And the exquisite thing is this meat that is included with it. The mince and meatballs are naturally delicious, but the liver was a shocker for me.

It is very soft and melts in the mouth. Yet, the texture is firm at the moment of eating, and there is no unpleasant odor at all. The meat is as if it were served in a high-class restaurant.

And here in the upper right corner is seaweed soup, which we ordered separately.

The soup is packed full of green laver-like broth, which is also excellent.

It is a feat for a hawker to win a Michelin star at a restaurant that costs over one hundred dollar per person, but it is no doubt a dish filled with the kind of attention to detail that makes it so.

Atmosphere & Service

The restaurant itself is like The Hawker Restaurant.

What sets it apart from other hawker restaurants is its large and growing line.

I arrived around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and was able to get my food around 1:00 p.m., which means I waited in line for over an hour and a half.

For me, waiting in line is not hard at all. I watch Netflix or Youtube while waiting in line, so it is not so different from watching it while lounging on the couch at home.

In fact, I even think it is a more efficient use of time than watching at home.

This is the benefit of a eating alone.

It is also recommended to reserve a seat before waiting in line.

In Singapore, it is common practice to place pocket tissues or other items on seats to indicate that a seat has been reserved.

In fact, when I visited the restaurant, most people were waiting in line after having secured their seats first, so please do not hesitate to leave a pocket tissue on the table to prove that it is your seat.

To order, wait in line and when it is your turn to order, you will be approached by a waiter. Payment is made in cash when you receive your food.

This is a corner of the kitchen.

A plaque with a one-star Michelin star is securely displayed.

The master, who has a strong aura of craftsmanship, is preparing food with single-minded devotion. Just watching the process is an enjoyable experience.


This time, I ordered

  • Dry noodle middle size $8
  • Seaweed soup $4 (I forgot to record it and it may be different. just a guide.)

It is wonderful to experience the taste of a Michelin star at this price.

By the way, the small size is $6 and the large size is $10.

Cost performance is too outstanding.


Again, it is probably one of the few places in the world where you can experience the taste of a Michelin star at this price.

As for the food, it has a unique flavor that you can tell from one bite that you are in for a treat. However. Because of its uniqueness, you may not like it as much as you think.

Nevertheless, it never hurts to visit at least once for the experience of it all.

Because this is the best of hawker food.

Address:Block 466 Crawford Lane #01-12 Singapore 190465

Open:9:30am – 8:30pm / Close : Monday