With Michelin's induction of street food in Hong Kong for the first time last year, it seems they are continuing the trend and have added this section to the newly launching Singapore Michelin guide as well.
A list of 34 restaurants, that include street food outlets, have been distinguished with Bib Gourmands. This particular distinction rewards establishments that offer a high quality menu with the maximum price of S$45 ranging from street food to more traditional restaurants and the hottest stalls in hawker centres; offering authentic and delectable delights, and the finest of Asian cuisine.
"With some firm favourites selected by our inspectors for their good value for money, we are particularly pleased to present a preview of the Bib Gourmand establishments included in the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore," says Michael Ellis, Michelin Guides' International Director.
"A true crossroads, a mix of cultures with Chinese, Malaysian and Indonesian influences, Singapore's history is reflected in its cuisine - the variety, simplicity and authenticity completely won over our inspectors," Michael Ellis comments.
Aside from the most iconic Singapore dishes of laksa, Hainanese chicken rice, and bak kut teh, 19 styles are represented in the upcoming guide. They include: Turkish, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, just to name a few. This Bib Gourmand selection is a reflection of the richness and colour of the city's culinary landscape. A few of the popular hawker choices who also made it on the list are: Tiong Bahru Hainanese Chicken Rice in Tiong Bahru Market, J2 Crispy Curry Puff in Amoy Street Market, and Wedang Indonesian satay in Golden Mile Complex. Multiple cze char eateries, which are Singaporean takes on casual Chinese restaurants that offer home-style cooking, as well as long-celebrated food haunts and well-known restaurants have made it on the list.
Watch out for the the full 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore when it's launched July 21st, 2016.