[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he Michelin Guide Singapore has unveiled the second iteration of the Bib Gourmand list. Not to be confused with the coveted Michelin Star, these Bibs are handed out to smaller-scale eateries, hawker stalls or restaurants that plate up “good value” meals – for less than S$45 per head.

This “cut-off” point varies from country to country.  In most European cities, the figure sits at 35 euros (S$52); it’s 5000 yen ($64) in  Japan, and HK$300 ($52) in Hong Kong.

That isn’t to say that a hawker stall or eatery absent on this list cannot hope for recognition from the platform. Last year, local favourites Hill Street Tai Hwa Bak Chor Mee and Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle made waves by taking home one Michelin star each – making them the most affordable starred meals in the world.

Here’s a handy guide to this year’s awardees that you can tick off should you plan a food tour around the list. There are 9 new entrants (and 5 exits); names new to the list are numbered in green.

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17 Bib Gourmand Hawker Stalls


Name & Address


1.  A Noodle Story
Maxwell Food Centre, #01-39
1 Kadayanallur Street
Singapore 069184
2. Alliance Seafood
Newton Circus Food Centre, #01-27
500 Clemenceau Avenue North
Singapore 229495
3. Ah Er Soup
ABC Brickworks Food Centre, #01-143
3 Yuan Ching Rd
Singapore 618642
 4. Balestier Road Hoover Rojak
Whampoa Market / Makan Place
90 Whampoa Drive
Singapore 320090
 5. Chey Sua Carrot Cake
Toa Payoh West Market and Food Court, #02-30
127 Lor 1 Toa Payoh
Singapore 310127
 6. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
Alexandra Village, #01-75
120 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Singapore 151120
 7. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa
Hong Lim Food Centre, #02-66
531A Upper Cross Street, 051531
 8. Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee
Tiong Bahru Market, #02-01
30 Seng Poh Rd
Singapore 168898
 9. Hong Kee Beef Noodle
Amoy Street Food Centre, #01-42
7 Maxwell Rd
Singapore 069111
 10. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
Amoy Street Food Centre #01-21
7 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069111
 11. Liang Zhao Ji Duck Rice
Whampoa Market / Makan Place, #01-07
90 Whampoa Dr
Singapore 320090
 12. Na Na Homemade Curry (Bukit Merah)
Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre, #01-47
115 Bukit Merah View
Singapore 151115
 13. New Lucky Claypot Rice
Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, #02-19
Blk 44 Holland Drive
Singapore 270044
 14. Shi Hui Yuan Hor Fun Specialty
Mei Chin Road Market, #02-33
159 Mei Chin Rd
Singapore 140159
 15. Sin Huat Eating House
659 Lorong 35 Geylang
Singapore 389589
 16. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
Maxwell Food Centre, #01-10/11
1 Kadayanallur Street
Singapore 069184

A plate of chicken rice from Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Maxwell Food Centre.
 17. Zai Shun Curry Fish Head
First Cooked Food Point, #01-205
253 Jurong East Street 24
Singapore 600253

21 Bib Gourmand Eateries & Restaurants


Name & Address


 1. 328 Katong Laksa (Joo Chiat)
51 East Coast Road
Singapore 428770
 2. Bismillah Biryani
50 Dunlop Street
Singapore 209379
 3. Bar-roque Grill
165 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-00
Singapore 088539
 4. Hoo Kee Bak Chang
161 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3735
Singapore 150161
 5. Ka Soh Restaurant
2 College Road
Singapore 169850
 6. Kok Sen
30 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089137
 7. Liao Fan Hawker Chan (Smith Street)
78 Smith Street
Singapore 058972
 8. Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant
1 Keong Saik Road, #01-01
Singapore 089109
 9. Lagnaa Bare Foot Dining
6 Upper Dickson Road
Singapore 207466
 10. New Ubin Seafood
63 Hillview Avenue, Level 6 Canteen
Singapore 669569
 11. Peony Jade at Keppel Club
10 Bukit Chermin Road
Singapore 109918
 12. Shish Mahal
Village Hotel Albert Court, #01-20
180 Albert Street
Singapore 189971
 13. Shirokane Tori-Tama
11 Unity Street
Singapore 237995
 14.  Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
Chinatown Point, #01-04
133 New Bridge Road
Singapore 059413
 15. The Blue Ginger
97 Tanjong Pagar Rd
Singapore 088518
 16. Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
21 New Bridge Rd
Singapore 059384

A full set at Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice.
 17. True Blue Cuisine
47/49 Armenian Street
Singapore 179937
 18. Tsuta (Pacific Plaza)
Pacific Plaza, #01-01
9 Scotts Road
Singapore 228210
 19. Whole Earth
76 Peck Seah Street
Singapore 079331
 20. Yhingthai Palace
36 Purvis Street, #01-04
Singapore 188613
 21. Zaffron Kitchen
137 East Coast Road
Singapore 428822

Changes from last year’s inaugural list

A number of establishments which made the first-ever list in 2016 were not named this year. They are:

  • Alaturka in Bussorah Street
  • Hjh Maimunah in Jalan Pisang
  • The Fishball Story, now in Timbre+
  • Wedang in Aljunied Avenue 2
  • JB Ah Meng in Geylang.

Bad tidings? Not necessarily. It is entirely possible they’ll join the ranks of Michelin-starred hawkers next week. Like us on Facebook for instant updates and interviews from the Michelin Guide Singapore 2017 Ceremony on the 29th June.

Looking for a reliable restaurant guide? Head on to The G Restaurant Awards 2017 – we dined anonymously with our  esteemed Singapore-based food panel to bring you the definitive list of Singapore’s best fine-dining establishments.