S'pore Michelin Bib Gourmand award winners now up to 50, but S'poreans don't seem to care anymore


Darryl Laiu | July 18, 2018, 04:03 PM

Since 2016, Michelin has awarded the Bib Gourmand to various eateries in Singapore, including hawker stalls.

The Bib Gourmand award recognises eateries with menu items that cost no more than S$45, for their value for money. This is separate from the Michelin stars, which will be announced in the full Michelin Guide Book. In previous years, we've seen two Singapore hawkers receive this exceptional accolade (of one Michelin star): Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle in Lavender, and Hawker Chan's Soya Sauce Chicken Rice.

This year, Michelin has awarded 50 eateries the Bib, with 17 of them being new entrants to the list.

Amongst the new eateries added are Muthu's Curry at Race Course Road, Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puff at Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre and Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow at Old Airport Road Food Centre.

The list has also seen some stalls removed from it, including 328 Katong Laksa at Joo Chiat, Liang Zhao Ji soy duck rice and porridge, Shish Mahal at Village Hotel at Albert Court, Peony Jade at Keppel Club and Tsuta at Pacific Plaza.


Queues and rising costs

Singaporeans seem to have grown tired of the annual awards, though. A number of commenters showed a lack of enthusiasm towards the announcement of the new list:

People are also worried that more recognition means higher prices:

Some commenters went as far as to say they were glad that their favourite stalls did not make it to the list.

If you're still interested, or you want to see if you need to queue longer at your favourite stall, you can check out the full list here:

  1. A Noodle Story
  2. Alliance Seafood
  3. Ah Er Soup (ABC Brickworks Food Centre)
  4. Balestier Road Hoover Rojak
  5. Bar-Roque Grill
  6. Bismillah Biryani
  7. Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang (Bukit Merah View Food Centre) (New)
  8. Chey Sua Carrot Cake
  9. Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck (Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre) (New)
  10. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
  11. Eminent Frog Porridge & Seafood (Geylang Road Lorong 19) (New)
  12. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa
  13. Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle (Zion Riverside Food Centre) (New)
  14. Heng (Newton Food Centre) (New)
  15. Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee
  16. Hong Kee Beef Noodle
  17. Hong Kong Yummy Soup (Alexandra Village Food Centre) (New)
  18. Hoo Kee Bak Chang
  19. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
  20. Ka-Soh (Outram Park)
  21. Kok Sen Restaurant
  22. Lagnaa
  23. Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow (Old Airport Road Food Centre) (New)
  24. Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice (Chinatown Complex) (New)
  25. Liao Fan Hawker Chan (78 Smith Street)
  26. Man Man (Tanjong Pagar)
  27. Muthu’s Curry (Little India) (New)
  28. Na Na Homemade Curry (Bukit Merah)
  29. New Lucky Claypot Rice
  30. New Ubin Seafood (Bukit Batok)
  31. Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre) (New)
  32. Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puff (Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre) (New)
  33. Shi Hui Yuan (Queenstown)
  34. Shi Wei Da (Fengshan Market and Food Centre) (New)
  35. Sik Bao Sin (Desmond’s Creation) (New)
  36. Sin Huat Eating House
  37. Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice (Holland Drive) (New)
  38. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (New Bridge Road)
  39. Tai Wah Pork Noodle (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre) (New)
  40. The Blue Ginger
  41. The Coconut Club (New)
  42. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice (Maxwell Food Centre)
  43. Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (Tiong Bahru Food Centre)
  44. Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee (ABC Brickworks Food Centre) (New)
  45. Shirokane Tori-tama
  46. True Blue Cuisine
  47. Whole Earth
  48. Yhingthai Palace
  49. Zaffron Kitchen (East Coast)
  50. Zai Shun Curry Fish Head

Top photo adapted from Muthu's curry Facebook page