A week before the hotly anticipated launch of this year’s Michelin Guide Singapore on 29 June, the revered Guide has announced its Bib Gourmand list for 2017. Thirty-eight eateries, including nine new entrants, have made the cut. These span Japanese, Indian, Peranakan and French cuisines, as well as — of course — local hawker delights.

Notable names on this year’s list include Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant, a casual eatery along Keong Saik road that specialises in charcoal-grilled eel, Bar-Roque Grill (which offers contemporary French fare), ramen joint Tsuta, and The Blue Ginger — a cosy Peranakan spot in Tanjong Pagar.

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Ramen joint Tsuta is among the new entrants on this year’s Bib Gourmand list.

Liao Fan Hawker Chan along Smith Street, which serves roasted meats, also received the accolade. The eatery is run by Chan Hon Meng, the chef behind Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle — a hawker stall that made headlines last year when it bagged a coveted Michelin star.

For hawker food, Cantonese soup stall Ah Er Soup at ABC Brickworks Food Centre, New Lucky Claypot Rice at Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, and Zai Shun Curry Fish Head in Jurong East, are among the new recipients.

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Char siew and soya sauce chicken rice from Liao Fan Hawker Chan.

A few of last year’s Bib Gourmand winners are absent from the new list. These are popular Geylang zichar eatery JB Ah Meng, Turkish restaurant Alaturka, Hjh Maimunah in Jalan Pisang, Wedang in Aljunied, and The Fishball Story at Timbre+.

Released annually, this award recognises affordable eateries that offer food at a maximum price of S$45. Here is the full list of winners for the 2017 Bib Gourmand awards.

  1. A Noodle Story
  2. Alliance Seafood
  3. Ah Er Soup
  4. Balestier Road Hoover Rojak
  5. Bar-Roque Grill
  6. Bismillah Biryani
  7. Chey Sua Carrot Cake
  8. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
  9. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa
  10. Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee
  11. Hong Kee Beef Noodle
  12. Hoo Kee Bak Chang
  13. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
  14. Ka-Soh Restaurant
  15. Kok Sen Restaurant
  16. Lagnaa
  17. Liang Zhao Ji
  18. Liao Fan Hawker Chan (78 Smith Street)
  19. Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant
  20. Na Na Homemade Curry (Bukit Merah)
  21. New Lucky Claypot Rice
  22. New Ubin Seafood
  23. Peony Jade (Keppel Club)
  24. Shi Hui Yuan
  25. Shish Mahal Restaurant
  26. Sin Huat Eating House
  27. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (New Bridge Road)
  28. The Blue Ginger
  29. 328 Katong Laksa (Joo Chiat)
  30. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
  31. Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
  32. Shirokane Tori-Tama
  33. True Blue Cuisine
  34. Tsuta (Pacific Plaza)
  35. Whole Earth
  36. Yhingthai Palace
  37. Zaffron Kitchen (East Coast)
  38. Zai Shun Curry Fish Head

(Main photo: Michelin Guide Singapore; Featured photo: Bar-Roque Grill)

Sara Yap
Digital Content Manager
Sara Yap is the Digital Content Manager at Burda International Asia, and a contributing writer to Lifestyle Asia’s dining and jewellery beats. When she’s not on the lookout for exciting new restaurants or bejewelled trinkets, she’s probably buried in a riveting read, or reminiscing the good ol’ days with her favourite playlist of ’90s boyband hits.