9 new restaurants and mobile stalls on the Bib Gourmand list


SINGAPORE – Of the 67 winners of this year’s Bib Gourmand award, nine are new to the list.

Five of them offer hawker fares. They include Kelantan Kway Chap Pig Organ Soup at Berseh Food Centre; chee cheong fun specialist Sing Lung HK Cheong Fun at Beach Road; and One Prawn & Co in Macpherson, known for its rich shrimp noodle soup served in a clay pot.

The other two locations are Hai Nan Xing Zhou Beef Noodles and LiXin Teochew Fishball Noodles – both located at Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Center in Toa Payoh.

The new restaurants on the list are Indonesian restaurant Cumi Bali in Tras Street, Fool Wine Bar in Boon Tat Street and Thai restaurant Un-Yang-Kor-Dai in South Bridge Road – a former Michelin plaque recipient promoted to status by Bib Gourmand.

The Michelin Plate is awarded to restaurants without a Michelin star or Bib Gourmand, but recognized for their very good cuisine.

Fool joins the ranks of its sister restaurants – Bib Gourmand winner Kotuwa and Michelin star Cloudstreet – from Chef Rishi Naleendra.

Rounding out the new entries is Unagi Tei, formerly known as Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant. He is recognized as a new entrant due to his new name.

Ten restaurants from last year did not make the list.

They include Ka-Soh’s flagship restaurant in Outram Park, which closed June 26; as well as nasi lemak restaurant The Coconut Club, which closed its Ann Siang outlet in March and recently reopened on Beach Road in late May.

Others include Balestier Road Hoover Rojak in Whampoa, Chef Kang’s Noodle House in Toa Payoh and Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Laksa in Bukit Merah.

Bib Gourmand’s restaurants – named by Michelin inspectors – offer diners value-for-money dishes priced no more than $45.

Mr. Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guide, says: “With this selection of places recently awarded a Bib Gourmand, we are celebrating the dynamism of the local food industry, which has lost none of its passion, nor of the quality of its offerings.

Bib Gourmand’s release comes shortly before the Michelin Guide’s upcoming announcement of its Michelin-starred restaurants on July 12. It resumes a physical format of the awards ceremony at Marina Bay Sands.

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