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Michelin Guide 2016 – Bib Gourmand awarded to 34 eating places in Singapore.

I have ordered my personal copy of Singapore Michelin Guide 2016 and waiting for it to arrive. I know some people says isn’t it silly to order when the information will be available online? Well, I have the early versions of Makan Sutra Guide, Miele Guide and why not at least a copy of Michelin Guide too? I love reading from paper is my answer.It’s one week before the official launch of the Singapore version of the Guide and they have released the names of restaurants and street food outlets in Singapore that has been awarded the “Bib Gourmand”. It’s what the ‘Michelin Inspectors’ have regarded as very good and the price range is lower than the restaurants that have the ‘stars’. In Singapore the price is below $45. (In Hong Kong, it’s below HKD300, or London below £28). I certainly hope the prices of the food won’t reach $45 for a bowl of Bak Kut Teh!!

The press release has the following listing:

Alaturka Bussorah Street
Hjh Maimunah Jln Pisang
Ka Soh College Rd
Kok Sen Keong Saik Rd
Lagnaa Upper Dickson Rd
New Ubin Seafood Sin Ming Road
Peony Jade Bukit Chermin Road
Shish Mahal Albert St
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh New Bridge Road
328 Katong Laksa East Coast Rd
True Blue Cuisine Armenian St
Whole Earth Peck Seah St
Yhingthai Palace Purvis St
Zaffron Kitchen East Coast Rd
Other Street Food Establishments
Bismillah Biryani Dunlop Street
JB Ah Meng Kitchen Geylang Road
Sin Huat Eating House Geylang Road
Hawker Stalls
Claypot Laksa Alexandra Village Food Centre
A Noodle Story Amoy Street Food Centre
Famous Crispy Curry Puff Amoy Street Food Centre
Hong Kee Beef Noodle Amoy Street Food Centre
Hoo Kee Rice Dumpling Amoy Street Food Centre
Wedang Golden Mile Food Centre
Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa Hong Lim Market and Food Centre
Na Na Curry 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre
Chey Sua Carrot Cake Toa Payoh Block 127 Food Centre
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice Maxwell Food Centre
Shi Hui Yuan Mei Ling Food Centre
Alliance Seafood Newton Food Centre
The Fishball Story Have since relocated to NUS University Town and Timbre+
Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice Tiong Bahru Market
Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee Tiong Bahru Market
Balestier Road Hoover Rojak Whampoa Market Place
Liang Zhao Ji Whampoa Market Place

I have not tried all of it, never heard of some of it as well. Some deserve it as they food has been really good and my family and I enjoy eating there. Some eating places have moved away more than 5 km from where we stay and we stopped going there. Maybe it’s time to try the food at Ka Soh again!

Some listing…. I wonder why….. I really wonder!!! There are more who deserve the listing. Before anyone say why isn’t more deserving ones listed? It’s just like any other guide or listing, online or on paper.  It’s just someone’s view. Just like you might not totally agree with what I write.

Here are 2 photos of our recent eats at an establishment that has been awarded the Bib Gourmand. The Crab Porridge and Crab Garlic Baked Style at New Ubin Seafood. When we dined there, they said they had one-for-one offer, so we had loads of crabs.

Also some places the prices are not really $45 or less. Maybe a dish maybe. So we don’t really know their criteria or who the inspectors are….


A photo posted by Philip Lim (@keropokman) on

A photo posted by Philip Lim (@keropokman) on

I am also secretly quite happy the Food Centre near my home hasn’t got any listings. Prices have been going up by 10-20% for many stalls. One aunty told me, we haven’t raised our prices for 8 years, which is fair enough. At least I know the stalls in the Food Centre won’t be suddenly going up by a lot so soon.

Happy Eating!

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