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.
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.
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.
- A Noodle Story
- Alliance Seafood
- Ah Er Soup
- Balestier Road Hoover Rojak
- Bar-Roque Grill
- Bismillah Biryani
- Chey Sua Carrot Cake
- Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
- Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa
- Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee
- Hong Kee Beef Noodle
- Hoo Kee Bak Chang
- J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
- Ka-Soh Restaurant
- Kok Sen Restaurant
- Liang Zhao Ji
- Liao Fan Hawker Chan (78 Smith Street)
- Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant
- Na Na Homemade Curry (Bukit Merah)
- New Lucky Claypot Rice
- New Ubin Seafood
- Peony Jade (Keppel Club)
- Shi Hui Yuan
- Shish Mahal Restaurant
- Sin Huat Eating House
- Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (New Bridge Road)
- The Blue Ginger
- 328 Katong Laksa (Joo Chiat)
- Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
- Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
- Shirokane Tori-Tama
- True Blue Cuisine
- Tsuta (Pacific Plaza)
- Whole Earth
- Yhingthai Palace
- Zaffron Kitchen (East Coast)
- Zai Shun Curry Fish Head
(Main photo: Michelin Guide Singapore; Featured photo: Bar-Roque Grill)