Singapore hawker fare takes chunk of Michelin Bib Gourmand list

US black angus steak with fried rice and wedges from New Ubin Seafood. Photo credit: New Ubin Seafood

TRADITIONAL food centres in Singapore took up half of the total 34 spots in the Bib Gourmand awards list released yesterday, reflecting the importance that hawker fare plays in the city’s culinary landscape.

This award is given to establishments that serve quality food at affordable prices, which in Singapore denotes meals priced at S$45 (US$33) or less.

The SIngapore Bib Gourmand awardees cover 19 different cuisines ranging from Indian and Cantonese to Vietnamese and even Turkish, a testament to the rich diversity of Singapore’s dining scene, said Michael Ellis, Michelin Guides’ international director.

Among the hawker options are popular favourites such as Tiong Bahru Hainanese Chicken Rice in Tiong Bahru Market and J2 Crispy Curry Puff in Amoy Street Market, while celebrated food haunts such as New Ubin Seafood, JB Ah Meng and Sin Huat Eating House in Geylang made the street-food establishment options.

Restaurant options, meanwhile, include established icons such as Peranakan restaurant True Blue on Armenian Street, 328 Katong Laksa, and Song Fa Bak Kut Teh.

This announcement comes just a week before the inaugural launch of the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore – the first in South-east Asia on July 21.

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