Michelin announces its Bib Gourmand 2021 selection of 69 venues for MICHELIN Guide Singapore, including three new entrant restaurants and nine hawker stalls.
Michelin has just unveiled this year’s Bib Gourmand selection for its 2021 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore. This year’s roundup shines the spotlight on a total of 69 Singapore dining establishments that run an eclectic gamut from restaurants to street food and hawker stalls.
12 of the 69 entries in this year’s list are new entries, of which three are restaurants with the rest being mostly hawker centre-based casual street food stalls. They are:
- Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee
- The Coconut Club
- Fei Fei Roasted Noodle (Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre)
- Heng Heng Cooked Food (Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre)
- Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh (Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre)
- Soh Kee Cooked Food (Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre)
- Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh (Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre)
- Hainan Zi (Chong Pang Market and Food Centre)
- Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh (Kai Xiang Food Centre)
- Jun Yuan House Of Fish (Old Airport Road Food Centre)
- Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge (Newton Food Centre)
Gourmands may know of Kotuwa, founded by Chef Rishi Naleendra of award-winning Cheek Bistro and Cloudstreet fame that focuses on presenting his own spin on Sri Lankan dishes. Then there’s The Coconut Club, famous for its nasi lemak; it was recently taken over by the Lo and Behold Group after the unfortunate passing of its late founder Lee Eng Su. Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee, as it name implies, serves prawn noodle soup and fried prawn bee hoon.
Whatever your feelings are about hawker stalls getting into the MICHELIN Guide Singapore, the entries – especially those located in more far-flung neighbourhood hawker centres – are most likely celebrating their new-found recognition. The Bib Gourmand 2021 awards comes during a particularly difficult time for Singapore’s F&B industry, which has been hard-hit by multiple lockdowns due to the ongoing global COVID pandemic.
“Awarded by Michelin inspectors to food establishments that serve good quality food at a good value, Bib Gourmands are often described as ‘personal favourites’ of theirs. It is no surprise then to find a large proportion of Singapore’s cherished hawker stalls and street food establishments among the Bib Gourmands,” explained Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “Their tenacity to brave through these uncertain times has been a source of strength to everyone and this uniquely Singapore’s hawker culture a source of pride to the nation. Now, they are inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Culture List.”
The full MICHELIN Guide Singapore Bib Gourmand 2021 selection will be available on the MICHELIN Guide Singapore website. This year’s MICHELIN Guide Singapore is Singapore’s fifth edition to date. The official star reveal will take place on 1 September 2021.
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