SINGAPORE: More food outlets in Singapore have been granted a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide this year, with 38 given out compared to 34 in the
very first edition of the Singapore Michelin Guide last year.This year’s edition consists of nine new Bib Gourmand entrants that display the city’s gastronomic diversity, Michelin said on Thursday (Jun 22).
These include: Hawker stalls Ah Er Soup and Zai Shun Curry Fish Head, European restaurant Bar-Roque Grill, Liao Fan Hawker Chan which specialises in Cantonese-style roast meat, Japanese dining establishments Man Male, Tsuta and Shirokane Tori-tama and Peranakan organization The Blue Ginger.
Eighteen of the 38 restaurants this year are dining establishments, with a diversity of food types consisting of French, Indian, Japanese and Peranakan food being represented, it added.The French
gastronomic guide was started by tyre company Michelin in 1900 and releases 25 guides covering 28 countries. It awards the Bib Gourmand to food establishments that provide a high-quality menu at a sensible rate – which in Singapore means a maximum of S$ 45.
Bar-Roque Grill is a brand-new Bib Gourmand awardee this year.(Picture: Michelin)” A year after the inaugural launch of the Michelin Guide Singapore, our inspectors remain just as impressed by the vibrant nature of the regional cooking scene, “Michelin guides global director Michael Ellis stated. The Michelin site included: “While last year’s Bib Gourmand list had a strong showing of hawkers formulating a variety of regional meals such as chicken rice to laksa and even the modest curry puff, this year’s list puts the spotlight on 6 brand-new restaurants providing delicious food at inexpensive costs.”
The Blue Ginger is another dining establishment recently granted with a Bib Gourmand. (Picture: Michelin)Below is the complete list of eateries granted a Bib Gourmand: 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 Roadway Trishaw Laksa Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee Hong Kee Beef Noodle Hoo Kee Bak Chang J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff Ka-Soh Dining establishment Kok Sen Restaurant Lagnaa Liang Zhao Ji Liao Fan Hawker Chan (78 Smith Street) Guy Guy Japanese Unagi Dining establishment Na Na Homemade Curry (Bukit Merah) New Lucky Claypot Rice New Ubin Seafood Peony Jade (KeppelClub) Shi Hui Yuan Shish Mahal Dining establishment Sin Huat Consuming Home Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (New Bridge Roadway) 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 Cooking area (East Coast) Zai Shun Curry Fish Head Singapore
This year’s list includes 9 new Bib Gourmand entrants, including hawker stalls Ah Er Soup and Zai Shun Curry Fish Head.
While in 2015’s Bib Gourmand list had a strong proving of hawkers, this year’s list puts the spotlight on 6 new restaurants serving up delicious food at budget friendly rates, Michelin says. (Image: Michelin)