Bib Gourmand awards for Singapore’s first-ever Michelin Guide given to 17 hawker stalls

Raise a glass to some of the most iconic local dishes in Singapore, for they’ve been spotlighted among the line-up of 34 eateries given the Bib Gourmand rating in the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore. This list is usually revealed a few days before the full guidebook launch —which is July 21 for Singapore — and venues have to offer a value-for-money meal under $45 to qualify.

Out of the total number, 17 are hawker stalls, 14 are restaurants and three are found under the ‘other street food establishments category’. Interestingly, more than 19 types of cuisines from around the world — including Cantonese, Vietnamese, Indian and even Turkish — feature among the awardees.

You’ll probably recognise more than a few names on the selection of hawker stalls — some famous ones include Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice in Tiong Bahru Market, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh on New Bridge Road, Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice at Maxwell Food Centre and Balestier Road Hoover Rojak at Whampoa Market Place.

Amoy Street Food Centre received the most recognition, with four stalls making the cut. So next time you head over for lunch in the CBD, check out A Noodle Story (which is run by young hawkers), Famous Crispy Curry Puff, Hong Kee Beef Noodle and Hoo Kee Rice Dumpling.

A bunch of zi char eateries also got a spot on the list; namely, New Ubin Seafood, JB Ah Meng and Sin Huat Eating House in Geylang.

See if you can find your favourite hawker or eatery in the complete list here.

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