[Singapore] Michelin's 2021 Bib Gourmand List

MIchelin has released its 2021 Singapore Bib Gourmand list:

Full list below - many, many old names which we grew up with: Whampoa’s legendary Hoover rojak, Toa Payoh’s Chey Sua fried chai tow kway, Sungei Road trishaw laksa, Hajjah Maimunah’s Malay nasi campur, Hoo Kee’s bamboo leaf-wrapped rice dumplings, Koh Brothers’ ter huang kiam chye and Jian Bo chwee kway in Tiong Bahru Hawker Centre, and household names like Yingthai, Blue Ginger and True Blue.

  1. A Noodle Story, Amoy Street Food Centre

  2. Alliance Seafood, Newton Food Centre

  3. Anglo Indian, Shenton Way

  4. Ar Er Soup, ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre

  5. Balestier Road Hoover Rojak, Whampoa Makan Place

  6. Bar-Roque Grill, Tanjong Pagar

  7. Beach Road Fish Head Bee Hoon, Whampoa Makan Place

  8. Bedok Chwee Kueh, Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre

  9. Bismillah Biryani, Dunlop Street

  10. Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang, Bukit Merah View Food Centre

  11. Chef’s Kang Noodle House

  12. Chen’s Mapo Tofu

  13. Chey Sua Carrot Cake, Toa Payoh Lorong 1

  14. Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre

  15. Da Shi Jia*

  16. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa, Alexandra Village Food Centre

  17. Eminent Frog Porridge & Seafood, Geylang Road Lorong 19

  18. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre

  19. Fei Fei Roasted • Noodle, Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre*

  20. Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle, Zion Riverside Food Centre

  21. Fu Ming Cooked Food, Redhill Food Centre*

  22. Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre

  23. Hainan Zi, Chong Pang Market and Food Centre*

  24. Hawker Chan Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, 78 Smith Street

  25. Heng, Newton Food Centre

  26. Heng Heng Cooked Food, Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre*

  27. Hjh Maimunah, Jalan Pisang

  28. Hock Hai Curry Chicken Bee Hoon Noodle, Albert Centre

  29. Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee, Tiong Bahru Market

  30. Hong Kee Beef Noodle, Amoy Street Food Centre

  31. Hong Kong Yummy Soup, Alexandra Village Food Centre

  32. Hoo Kee Rice Dumpling, Amoy Street Food Centre

  33. Indocafe – The White House

  34. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff, Amoy Street Food Centre

  35. Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh, Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre*

  36. Joo Siah Bak Koot The, Kai Xiang Food Centre*

  37. Ka-Soh, Outram Park

  38. Koh Brother Pig’s Organ Soup, Tiong Bahru Market

  39. Kok Sen Restaurant, Keong Saik Road

  40. Kotuwa

  41. Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge, Newton Food Centre*

  42. Lagnaa, Little India

  43. Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh, Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre*

  44. Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow, Old Airport Road Food Centre

  45. Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice, Chinatown Complex

  46. Man Man, Tanjong Pagar

  47. Muthu’s Curry, Little India

  48. Na Na Curry, Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre

  49. New Lucky Claypot Rice, Holland Drive Market & Food Centre

  50. Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre

  51. Shi Hui Yuan, Mei Ling Market & Food Market

  52. Shirokane Tori-tama

  53. Sik Bao Sin (Desmond’s Creation)

  54. Sin Huat Eating House

  55. Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice, Holland Drive

  56. Soh Kee Cooked Food, Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre*

  57. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, New Bridge Road

  58. Tai Wah Pork Noodle, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre

  59. The Blue Ginger

  60. The Coconut Club

  61. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Maxwell Food Centre

  62. Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice, Tiong Bahru Market

  63. Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee, ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre

  64. To-Ricos Guo Shi, Old Airport Road Food Centre

  65. True Blue Cuisine

  66. Whole Earth

  67. Yhingthai Palace

  68. Zaffron Kitchen, East Coast

  69. Zai Shun Curry Fish Head

Na Na Curry (#48 in the list above) was one of the “newer” discoveries for me - I was introduced to it by a foodie friend back in Jan 2019. It had the spiciest curries I’d ever tasted in my life!!

Fish-head curry

Pork-rib-and-potato curry

Na Na Curry’s stall at Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre


I’m surprised to see so many in such a small country. By comparision, the UK has only 126 Bib Gourmand places.

It’s hawker/street food heaven here, John! We have street foods from all corners of China, every nook and cranny of India, and every part of the Southeast Asian archipelago represented here. But we can also drive cross-country in Singapore, coast-to-coast in under an hour - hence, you get a very high concentration of good food places within easy reach of everyone & anyone.

When Chowhound founder, Jim Leff, came to Singapore a few years back, we ate at 5 different places before tea-time on one particular day. We were to have dinner with a bunch of Singapore-based CHs that same evening, so Jim went back to his hotel and I went home to “rest”.

But Jim decided he wanted to taste more of Singapore before dinner, so he called (former UK Hound) Limster, who was also back in Singapore from London - and Limster brought him to another noodle spot in town where they ate 2 different kinds of noodle dishes. All these before 6pm.

Where else in the world would you want to have 7 meals in one day!

You come here to Singapore when you can, John! I’ll show you around.