As is the case for the past four years, the Michelin Guide Singapore unveils its Bib Gourmand list a week before the official unveiling of starred restaurants. The Bib Gourmand is a special category in the Guide, listing down restaurants and hawkers that serve quality food at wallet-friendly prices (at a maximum of $45 per head).This year, the Michelin Guide welcomes 12 new dining establishments to the list. The Bib Gourmand also saw a few dropouts from last year’s edition, bringing the total of restaurants featured to 58.
Since its first unveiling in 2016, the Michelin Guide has received criticisms from local diners at the lack of representation of certain food enclaves and iconic Singaporean dishes.

 

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2019’s list has proven to be more diverse, with the addition of well-loved names like Indocafe, To-Ricos Guo Shi from Old Airport Road Food Centre and eateries from Bedok Interchange Hawker Center such as Bedok Chwee Kueh and Hock Hai Curry Chicken Noodle.

 

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Other noteworthy fresh additions include Chef Kang’s Noodle House, a wanton mee hawker stall by chef Ang Song Kang of one-Michelin-starred restaurant Chef Kang’s kitchen, and Anglo Indian (Shenton Way) which has been a CBD lunch favourite for its fragrant biryani.

The list also welcomed back HJH Maimunah, a popular nasi padang restaurant that has been left out from the Bib Gourmand since its debut in 2016.
There were also a couple of slip-ups from the list since last year. Modern zichar restaurant New Ubin Seafood, newly-relocated restaurant The Coconut Club and satay bee hoon hawker Shi Wei Da are not on the list this time.

For the full list, see below (* marks the fresh entrees):
1. A Noodle Story, Amoy Street Food Centre
2. Alliance Seafood, Newton Food Centre
3. Anglo Indian, Shenton Way*
4. Ar Er Soup, ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre
5. Balestier Road Hoover Rojak, Whampoa Makan Place
6. Bar-Roque Grill, Tanjong Pagar
7. Beach Road Fish Head Bee Hoon, Whampoa Makan Place*
8. Bedok Chwee Kueh, Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre*
9. Bismillah Biryani, Dunlop Street
10. Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang, Bukit Merah View Food Centre
11. Chef’s Kang Noodle House*
12. Chen’s Mapo Tofu*
13.Chey Sua Carrot Cake, Toa Payoh Lorong 1
14. Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre
15. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa, Alexandra Village Food Centre
16. Eminent Frog Porridge & Seafood, Geylang Road Lorong 19
17. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
18.Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle, Zion Riverside Food Centre
19. Fu Ming Cooked Food, Redhill Food Centre*
20. Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre*
21. Hawker Chan Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, 78 Smith Street
22. Heng, Newton Food Centre
23. Hjh Maimunah, Jalan Pisang*
24. Hock Hai (Hong Lim) Curry Chicken Noodle, Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre*
25. Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee, Tiong Bahru Market
26. Hong Kee Beef Noodle, Amoy Street Food Centre
27. Hong Kong Yummy Soup, Alexandra Village Food Centre
28. Hoo Kee Rice Dumpling, Amoy Street Food Centre
29. Indocafe – The White House*
30. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff, Amoy Street Food Centre
31. Ka-Soh, Outram Park
32. Koh Brother Pig’s Organ Soup, Tiong Bahru Market*
33. Kok Sen Restaurant, Keong Saik Road
34. Lagnaa, Little India
35. Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow, Old Airport Road Food Centre
36. Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice, Chinatown Complex
37. Man Man, Tanjong Pagar 
38. Muthu’s Curry, Little India
39. Na Na Curry, Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre
40. New Lucky Claypot Rice, Holland Drive Market & Food Centre
41. Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
42. Shi Hui Yuan, Mei Ling Market & Food Market
43. Shirokane Tori-tama
44. Sik Bao Sin (Desmond’s Creation)
45. Sin Huat Eating House
46. Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice, Holland Drive
47. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, New Bridge Road
48. Tai Wah Pork Noodle, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
49. The Blue Ginger
50. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Maxwell Food Centre
51. Tiong Bahru Hainanese Chicken Rice, Tiong Bahru Market
52. Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee, ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre
53. To-Ricos Guo Shi, Old Airport Road Food Centre*
54. True Blue Cuisine
55. Whole Earth
56. Yhingthai Palace
57. Zaffron Kitchen, East Coast
58. Zai Shun Curry Fish Head
The Michelin Guide 2019 Singapore will be announced 17 September.

Jasmine Tay
Senior Writer
Jasmine Tay is the dining, culture and jewellery writer. She makes fine silver jewellery and causes mini-explosions in the kitchen when she can't afford fancy dinners. Sometimes she tells people what she thinks about art, and binges on the music of Danzig when they don’t agree.