Michelin Bib Gourmand 2024 adds 11, including Jln Sultan Prawn Mee & Margaret Drive Sin Kee Chicken Rice

Eh. What are you eating today?

This is the reply to that hard-to-answer question. As we await the announcement of the complete Michelin Stars lineup on 25 June, Michelin Guide has officially unveiled Singapore’s Michelin Bib Gourmand 2024 List.

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Fun fact, “Bib Gourmand” is rooted in comforting, value-for-money yet exceptional food. From familiar faces to promising players, our diverse list of Michelin Bib entrants spans a grand total of 81 stalls with 11 new entries. A small bump from 79 last year.

While 9 are newcomers to the Guide, 2 are promoted from the Michelin Selected Category (stalls which nearly qualified for Michelin Bib Gourmand or Michelin Star)! Without further ado, cue Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee and Ru Ji Kitchen.

1. Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee 

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With over 70 years of operation under its belt, Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee at Geylang is not hae-ing around. Available as both soup and dry, their straightforward prawn mee menu consists of a solid combination of King Prawns, Prawns, Pork Ribs and Noodles. While their prawn broth is perfumed with an umami-filled natural sweetness, the dry version is served with a side of sambal and fried scallion.

Also! Do not miss their ngoh hiang, customers specifically swear by the Prawn Crackers

2. Ru Ji Kitchen 

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Occupying 2 adjoining stalls at Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, Ru Ji Kitchen is said to sell the bounciest fish balls in the vicinity. Specialising in both fish ball noodles and bak chor mee, the 2-stall titan hand-makes their yellowtail fish balls on the spot. Don’t believe that these balls are made from scratch? Well, its inconsistent shape is a telltale sign.

Meanwhile, their al dente mee pok is topped with savoury pork lard and best enjoyed with their dash of vinegar-like chilli.

You’ve met the 2 kena-promoted stalls. Now, here are the 9 New Entrants of Michelin Bib Gourmand 2024 in alphabetical order. 

3. Chef Kang’s Noodles 

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Helmed by Chef Kang himself, Chef Kang’s Noodles is located in a nondescript canteen in Toa Payoh. BTW, the chef also owns a Michelin-Starred restaurant called Chef Kang’s Kitchen.

So, it’s to no surprise that his springy egg noodles are not the run-of-the-mill kind – the stall uses jook sing noodles, otherwise known as bamboo noodles, imported straight from Hong Kong. Nestled on a bed of wanton mee drenched in soy sauce, the lightly-charred char siew is charcoal-roasted to caramelised perfection. 

I’m ready to get transported back to Hong Kong guys. 

4. Delhi Lahori

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Renowned for their crispy yet fluffy charcoal-baked naans, Delhi Lahori at Tekka Centre serves authentic Indian-Pakistani cuisine. The naans come in a variety of tantalising flavours but you should try to catch customer favourites like Butter Naan or Garlic Naan. If you prefer something heartier, the richly-spiced Butter Chicken Naan Set is the way to go. How ‘bout a quick snack? The grilled-to-order Seekh Kebab is perfect then. 

According to Michelin, “The experienced tandoor master knows his clay oven inside out.” And you have to agree. 

5. Fico

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Here’s something fancier. Fico at East Coast Park is situated in an idyllic white house inspired by a masseria in Puglia. From its wispy decor to the picturesque coastal views, this is the ideal spot for your next date.

Bringing a breath of fresh air from his motherland to our sunny shores, the Italian restaurant is owned by a Pugliese chef who formerly opened Michelin-Starred Braci! Expect moreish focaccina and hand stretched linguine with a homely touch. 

Word on the street is that they are fully booked for months, so chope early. 

6. Han Kee

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I initially wanted to cover Han Kee at Amoy Street Food Centre but fate had other plans for me… Is this a sign to try them for once? Included in our Good Food Bad Service series, the hawker stall is rarely seen without a snaking queue. They are famous for their clean-tasting fish soup brimming with the essence of mackerel. Apparently, the portions are really generous too, and those thick slices of batang can’t be missed. 

Tip: Opt to enjoy the broth with porridge or bee hoon, instead of your basic bowl of rice.

7. Jason Penang Cuisine

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Bro, I am lost for words. Before setting up Jason Penang Cuisine at ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, the owner (Jason, duh) used to be a chef for the British High Commissioner. High profile wor. He then decided to showcase his Penang culinary heritage with his wife, Linda. Garnished with fresh mint leaves, the star of his humble stall would definitely be the tangy Penang Assam Laksa cooked in yellowtail broth. 

For the full Penangese experience, indulge in wok-kissed Penang Hokkien Mee or Fried Kway Teow.

8. Margaret Drive Sin Kee Chicken Rice 

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A new era has dawned for Margaret Drive Sin Kee Chicken Rice at Holland Drive. There are multiple stalls under the same name, but this is the real deal. Now helmed by a son of the late Mr Leong who established the original Sin Kee Chicken Rice at Margaret Drive, the stall’s signature chicken rice uses a recipe similar to the original. Best paired with Canto-style ginger sauce, their tender steamed chicken has a gelatinous layer that is infused with aromatic chicken stock.

Coming from someone who prefers roasted over steamed chicken, I guess I need to try the latter now. 

9. MP Thai (Vision Exchange)

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Fellow Westies, is this Jurong’s best kept secret? MP Thai (Vision Exchange) at Jurong East also has outlets at Battery Road and Shenton House too. This location is the only one that’s awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand though.

With a Thai owner and Thai chefs holding the sabai sabai vision together, their Isan-style fare is as authentic as can be. Among the vibrant range of classic Thai dishes, the Tom Yum Soup Hotpot and Basil Pork Fried Rice with Egg are must-trys. 

I won’t dwell much, but just prepare to be wowed by robust flavours with a fiery kick. 

10. Song Fish Soup

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Another fish soup spot?! Song Fish Soup at Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre is said to be under-appreciated if you go by its low-rated Google Reviews. Unlike the aforementioned Han Kee, their menu also includes my favourite Fried Fish, the usual Sliced Fish, and even Fish Maw.

You know the drill – with bee hoon or without? Take your pick. Seafood aficionados unite: aside from fish head, lala and shrimps are also available. 

BRB, I’m making my way down to try their Yuan Yang Bee Hoon. Bye. 

11. Zhup Zhup

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Formerly known as One Prawn & Co., Zhup Zhup at Macpherson is constantly teeming with activity. Touted as a concept “where tradition meets innovation”, their Supreme Prawn Noodles and Claypot Hokkien Mee are simply mouthwatering to look at!

While the hae mee comes with succulent prawns, delicate shabu shabu and melt-in-your-mouth pork ribs, the hokkien mee is topped with crunchy pork lard and their proprietary GAOGAO broth

Yums la.

If you are interested to know more, this is the full Michelin Bib Gourmand list of 2024, all 81 establishments. 

  1. A Noodle Story
  2. Adam Rd Noo Cheng Big Prawn Noodle
  3. Alliance Seafood
  4. Anglo Indian (Shenton Way)
  5. Ar Er Soup
  6. Bahrakath Mutton Soup
  7. Beach Road Fish Head Bee Hoon
  8. Bismillah Biryani
  9. Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang
  10. Chef Kang’s Noodle House (NEW)
  11. Cheok Kee
  12. Chey Sua Carrot Cake
  13. Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck
  14. Cumi Bali
  15. Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee
  16. Delhi Lahori (NEW)
  17. Du Du Shou Shi
  18. Eminent Frog Porridge & Seafood (Lor 19)
  19. Fei Fei Roasted • Noodle
  20. Fico (NEW)
  21. Fool
  22. Fu Ming Cooked Food
  23. Hai Nan Xing Zhou Beef Noodle
  24. Hai Nan Zai
  25. Han Kee (NEW)
  26. Heng
  27. Heng Heng Cooked Food
  28. Heng Kee
  29. Hjh Maimunah (Jalan Pisang)
  30. Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee
  31. Hong Kong Yummy Soup
  32. Hoo Kee Bak Chang
  33. Hui Wei Chilli Ban Mian
  34. Indocafé
  35. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
  36. Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee (FROM MICHELIN SELECTED)
  37. Jason Penang Cuisine NEW
  38. Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice
  39. Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh
  40. Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh
  41. Kelantan Kway Chap · Pig Organ Soup
  42. Koh Brother Pig’s Organ Soup
  43. Kok Sen
  44. Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge
  45. Kwee Heng
  46. Lagnaa
  47. Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh
  48. Lian He Ben Ji Claypot
  49. Lixin Teochew Fishball Noodles
  50. Margaret Drive Sin Kee Chicken Rice (NEW)
  51. MP Thai (Vision Exchange) (NEW)
  52. Muthu’s Curry
  53. Na Na Curry
  54. New Lucky Claypot Rice
  55. No.18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow
  56. Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
  57. Ru Ji Kitchen (FROM MICHELIN SELECTED)
  58. Selamat Datang Warong Pak Sapari
  59. Shi Hui Yuan
  60. Sik Bao Sin (Desmond’s Creation)
  61. Sin Huat Seafood Restaurant
  62. Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee
  63. Soh Kee Cooked Food
  64. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (New Bridge Road)
  65. Song Fish Soup (NEW)
  66. Soon Huat
  67. Spinach Soup
  68. Tai Seng Fish Soup
  69. Tai Wah Pork Noodle
  70. The Blue Ginger (Tanjong Pagar)
  71. The Coconut Club (Beach Road)
  72. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
  73. Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
  74. True Blue Cuisine
  75. Un-Yang-Kor-Dai
  76. Whole Earth
  77. Yhingthai Palace
  78. Yong Chun Wan Ton Noodle
  79. Zai Shun Curry Fish Head
  80. Zhi Wei Xian Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle
  81. Zhup Zhup (NEW)

You can now go ham with these. Fill that tummy up!

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