Bib Gourmand-approved: 12 new Singapore joints recognized for affordable, delicious meals

Food from selected restaurants The Coconut Club and Kotuwa. Photos: The Coconut Club, Kotuwa
Food from selected restaurants The Coconut Club and Kotuwa. Photos: The Coconut Club, Kotuwa

Twelve new eateries have been added to the highly regarded list of food joints offering meals scoring high on taste and low on cost. 

The world renowned Michelin Guide today revealed its Bib Gourmand list of 69 Singapore eateries, including 12 new names such as The Coconut Club, famed for their hearty plates of Nasi Lemak, Kotuwa, known for their prawn curry, and the Fei Fei Roasted Noodle hawker stall. 

“It is no surprise then to find a large proportion of Singapore’s cherished hawker stalls and street food establishments among the Bib Gourmands,” Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the guide, said in a press release. “Their tenacity to brave through these uncertain times has been a source of strength to everyone and this uniquely Singapore’s hawker culture a source of pride to the nation.”

This year’s list comprised 42 hawker stalls, six street food outlets, and 21 restaurants.  

Other than The Coconut Club at Ann Siang Road and Sri Lankan seafood joint Kotuwa in Jalan Besar, there is also the Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee restaurant at Killiney road. 

New hawker stalls that made it other than Fei Fei are as follows:

  • Heng Heng Cooked Food (Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre); 
  • Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh and Soh Kee Cooked Food (Jurong West 505 Market and Food Centre); 
  • Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh (Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre); 
  • Hainan Zi (Chong Pang Market and Food Centre); 
  • Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh (Kai Xiang Food Centre); 
  • Jun Yuan House Of Fish (Old Airport Road Food Centre); 
  • Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge (Newton Food Centre).

The Bib Gourmand is awarded to inexpensive restaurants, with menus capped at S$45 (US$33), that are assessed to be of both good quality and value by Michelin’s team of inspectors. 

This year’s ceremony announcing the Michelin-starred restaurants will take place virtually on Sep. 1. It was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Michelin Guide Singapore turns five this year. 

The full Bib Gourmand is available on the website

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