The MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2018 has just released the official list of Bib Gourmand recipients for this year, including 50 establishments with 17 first-time awardees.
The Bib Gourmand list recognizes restaurants and street food establishments offering quality cuisines at a maximum price of S$45 ($33).
A new entry is Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang at the Bukit Merah View Food Center, which sees snaking queues for its steaming bowls of mutton soup served with rice and special chile sauce. At Eminent Frog Porridge, frog is expertly prepared in various sauces and cooked in claypots to be had with silky rice porridge. At 79 years of age, veteran Tham Niap Tiong learned to make traditional curry puffs from a Hainanese sailor in the 1950s, and today runs Rolina Singapore Traditional Hainanese Curry Puffs with his son, doling out freshly made pastries to customers every day.
Char kway teow is a popular Singapore hawker dish of smoky stir-fried rice noodles with fishcake, sweet Chinese sausage and cockles. This year, two fried kway teow establishments receive Bib Gourmand distinctions for the first time: Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow on Old Airport Road and Outram Park Fried Kway Teow. Right opposite the latter in Hong Lim Market & Food Center is another new Bib Gourmand recipient, Tai Wah Pork Noodle, famous for its springy flat egg noodles with minced pork, meatballs and dumplings in a spicy vinegary sauce.
Another two restaurants have also made their debut onto the list—established in 1969, Muthu’s Curry is loved for its South Indian-style fish head curry while The Coconut Club has elevated the humble nasi lemak with specially-sourced ingredients from old crop Thai jasmine rice to fresh coconut milk from a special hybrid of coconut in Perak.
The launch date of the 2018 MICHELIN Guide Singapore is next week on July 25, 2018.
Click here for the full list of Bib Gourmand restaurants for the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2018 selection.