The Bib Gourmand list recognises restaurants and street food establishments offering quality cuisine at a maximum price of S$45.
In 2016, there were 34 restaurants and hawkers, 17 in each category. This year, there are 38 entries. 18 are in the restaurant category and 20 under street food, although how they differentiate between restaurant and street food is arbitrary. For instance, they list 328 Katong Laksa under restaurant but Bismillah, which has its own proper shop space, is under street food.
This year, it seems that the inspectors have taken into account some of the feedback. People complained that the inspectors only visited places around CBD area but this year, they included Ah Er Soup (ABC Brickworks Food Centre) and Zai Shun Curry Fish Head (Jurong).
Out of the 38 entries this year, 9 are new. And if your maths is good, you’d have calculated that 5 eateries from last year are dropped. They are JB Ah Meng, HJH Maimunah, Alaturka (Bussorah St), A Fishball Story (Geylang), and Wedang (Golden Mile). Hopefully, they can regain entry next year.
Out of the 9 new entries this year, I am not surprised to find Tsuta and Liao Fan Hawker Chan on the list since they come from Michelin-starred origin. I am pleasantly surprised that Man Man, which I listed as Best Casual Restaurant in 2016, got a spot. Hey, I have good taste. I am, however, most shocked at Shirokane Tori-Tama’s entry because I have not heard of it before. Guess I have to remedy it.
Congratulations to these are the 38 eateries:
Kok Sen Restaurant – Cze Char – Keong Saik
Lagnaa – Indian – Little India
Liao Fan Hawker Chan – Soya Chicken – 78 Smith Street (NEW)
Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant – Japanese – Keong Saik (NEW)
Peony Jade – Cantonese – Keppel Club
Shish Mahal Restaurant – Indian – Selegie
Song Fa Bak Ku Teh – Bak Ku Teh – New Bridge Road
The Blue Ginger – Peranakan – Tanjong Pagar (NEW)
328 Katong Laksa – Laksa – Joo Chiat
Shirokane Tori-Tama – Japanese Yakitori – River Valley (NEW)
True Blue Cuisine – Peranakan – Dhoby Ghaut
Tsuta – Japanese Ramen – Orchard (NEW)
Whole Earth – Vegetarian – Tanjong Pagar
A Noodle Story – Singapore-styled Ramen – Amoy Street Food Centre
Alliance Seafood – BBQ Seafood – Newton Food Centre
Ah Er Soup – Soup – ABC Brickworks Food Center (NEW)
Balestier Road Hoover Rojak – Rojak – Whampoa Market Place
Bismillah Biryani – Biryani – Little India
Chey Sua Carrot Cake – Carrot Cake – Toa Payoh West Market
Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa – Laksa – Alexandra Village Food Centre
Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa – Laksa – Hong Lim Market
Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee – Hokkien Mee – Tiong Bahru Food Centre
Hong Kee Beef Noodle – Beef Noodle – Amoy Street Food Centre
Hoo Kee Bak Chang – Bak Chang – Amoy Street Food Centre
J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff – Curry Puff – Amoy Street Food Centre
Liang Zhao Ji -Braised Duck Rice – Whampoa Market Place
Na Na Curry – Bukit Merah View Market
New Lucky Claypot Rice – Claypot Rice – Holland Drive Food Center (NEW)
Shi Hui Yuan – Chicken & Duck Noodles – Mei Ling Market
Sin Huat Eating House – Crab Noodles – Geylang
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice – Chicken Rice – Maxwell Market
Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice – Chicken Rice – Tiong Bahru Food Centre
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head – Curry Fish Head – Jurong (NEW)
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–Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Singapore 2016
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.
Categories: Bib Gourmand Singapore