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10 Hawker Stalls In Singapore With Michelin Bib Gourmand Award That Are Worth Queuing For

Last Updated: April 20, 2019

Written by Lee Wei Yang

Singapore is a huge food hub, and we Singaporeans are immensely proud of it. In particular, our hawker culture has received recognition from local and international gastronomes alike.

One of the most illustrious accolades we have received of all time is the Michelin Bib Gourmand award. As of the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand list, we have a total of 50 recipients of the coveted award. Talk about Singaporean pride!

We’ve gone around to try most of them, so here’re 10 hawker stalls with the Michelin Bib Gourmand award that are worth queuing for.

1. New Lucky Claypot Rice (新鸿运瓦煲饭)

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Claypot rice is a dish that’s very close to my heart as I grew up eating it. One place that does them really well is New Lucky Claypot Rice (新鸿运瓦煲饭) in Holland Drive Market & Food Centre.

During peak hours, the wait can go up to 90 minutes. But trust me, it’s worth the wait. The stall has retained their Michelin Bib Gourmand award every year since 2017.

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Their signature Claypot Wu Wei Rice (S$10/S$15 for two pax, S$15/S$20 for three pax, S$20/S$25 for four pax) comes with a hearty selection of ingredients that includes salted fish and lup cheong (Chinese sausage). You can also customise the amount of oil used and their speciality dark sauce.

Cooked over charcoal, the rice has a delectable smoky flavour. You can also find crispy charred ends of rice stuck to the pot, the most flavourful bits in my opinion.

New Lucky Claypot Rice (新鸿运瓦煲饭): 44 Holland Drive, #02-19 Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, Singapore 270044 | Tel: +65 6778 7808 | Opening Hours: 11am – 1pm & 5pm – 8pm (Thu – Tue), Closed on Wed | Facebook

2. A Noodle Story (超好面)

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A stone’s throw away from Telok Ayer MRT Station in Amoy Street Food Centre is A Noodle Story (超好面). This stall has been receiving the Michelin Bib Gourmand accolade since 2016 and it’s easy to see why.

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Their Singapore-Style Ramen (S$8/Small, S$11/Medium)boasts a nostalgic flavour that’s reminiscent of wonton noodles. It also comes with a variety of ingredients: Chashu, Potato Prawn, Hot Spring Egg and HK-Style Wontons.

More importantly, their noodles are springy and al dente. Be sure to mix it well with the chilli and sweet sauce so that you’ll get a flavourful bite!

A Noodle Story (超好面): 7 Maxwell Road, #01-39 Amoy Street Food Centre, Singapore 069111 | Tel: +65 9027 6289 | Opening Hours: 11.15am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 7.30pm (Mon – Fri), 10.30am – 2.30pm (Sat) | Facebook

3. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa (馳名結霜橋三輪車叻沙)

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Hong Lim Food Centre is no stranger to housing a multitude of good eats. One of the most popular stalls there is Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa (馳名結霜橋三輪車叻沙).

The stall has been receiving the Michelin Bib Gourmand award every year since 2016. Not only that, it has also earned numerous recognitions from local and international publications alike.

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Their signature Asia Delight Laksa (S$5 per portion, S$9 with crayfish) has a broth with a strong coconut fragrance and bold umami seafood flavours. They mince up dried scallops, dried prawns and dried oysters to make the laksa broth.

Make sure you try their Fruit Juice Mee Siam (S$4 for small, S$5 for large, S$9 with crayfish) too! It’s their take on a healthier mee siam. A secret fruit juice goes into making the broth, so expect to pick up zesty and decadent notes.

Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa (馳名結霜橋三輪車叻沙): 531A Upper Cross Street, #02-66, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Singapore 051531 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 4.30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed on Sun

4. Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck (全記)

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Located in Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck (全記) serves a homely plate of duck rice. Even before earning their first Michelin Bib Gourmand award in 2018, the stall has already been a hot favourite.

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I’m a huge fan of their Braised Duck Rice (S$3/S$4/S$5) as it’s simply sublime. The duck meat is pleasantly chewy and a good contrast against the fluffy yam rice.

They also douse your plate with a generous load of their specialty sauce before serving it. This thick and luscious sauce has sweet and savoury notes that go well with anything. So make sure you dip every single piece of duck meat in it and mix your rice thoroughly!

Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck (全記): 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-04, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, Singapore 270020 | Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Fri – Wed), Closed on Thu & last Sun of every month

5. Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee (歐南園炒粿條麵)

Every time I’m at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, the snaking lines for Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee (歐南園炒粿條麵) never fail to bewilder me. I’ve heard that you can wait up to 90 minutes!

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The stall’s Char Kway Teow (S$4) earned them their first Michelin Bib Gourmand award in 2018. With bountiful ingredients and a strong wok hei flavour, it’s no wonder they’re on the list.

Their unique method of frying the noodles with eggs first results in a creamier noodle texture. They’ll melt in your mouth for sure.

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee (歐南園炒粿條麵): 531A Cross Street, #02-17, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Singapore 051531 | Opening Hours: 6am – 4.30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed on Sun & Public Holidays

6. Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puff

Tanjong Pagar Market and Food Centre houses Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puff, a well-known curry puff maker.

The stall received their first Michelin Bib Gourmand award in 2018. They were also one of the new establishments that took part in the Michelin Guide Street Food Festival in 2019.

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Of their two types of curry puffs, most customers go for their signature Chicken & Egg (S$1.50). They have a buttery crust that’s thin, flaky and simply addictive.

Not only that, you can also find loads of potato chunks and egg in the curry puff. They use a ton of spices to season the fillings, so you can definitely expect it to pack a punch.

Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puff: 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-15, Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market and Food Centre, Singapore 081006 | Tel: +65 9235 8093 | Opening Hours: 9am – 2pm (Daily) | Website | Facebook | Instagram

7. Na Na Homemade Curry (南南咖哩)

With five outlets islandwide, Na Na Homemade Curry has come a long way since its establishment in 1989.

They first clinched the Michelin Bib Gourmand award in 2016 and has retained it every year since.

Over here, you cannot go wrong with their Chicken Drumstick Curry (S$3.50). Thick, rich and smooth, it goes perfectly with a bowl of white rice. Their chicken thigh is moist and decently soft too since they slow-cook it for hours.

We heard their Curry Fish Head is a showstopper as well, so make sure you don’t miss it!

Na Na Homemade Curry (南南咖哩): Block 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-47, Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre, Singapore 151115 | Tel: +65 9106 4316 | Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon – Sat), Closed on Sun | Website | Facebook

8. Chey Sua Carrot Cake (青山菜头粿)

Chey Sua Carrot Cake (青山菜头粿) is located in the heartlands in Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre.

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Run by two sisters, the stall received the Michelin Bib Gourmand award in 2016. However, they’ve already been serving up Carrot Cake (S$2.50/S$3/S$4) way before that. It’s no wonder people are willing to wait up to an hour for a plate.

Though thin and flat in appearance, the dish boasts sweet and salty flavours that form an unbelievably tantalising combination. The charredness and crispiness of the egg crust also make for a good contrast against the pillowy radish cake.

Chey Sua Carrot Cake (青山菜头粿): 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, #02-30 Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre, Singapore 310127 | Opening Hours: 6am – 1pm (Tues – Sun), Closed on Mon | Facebook

9. Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle (知味鮮)

Zion Riverside Food Centre is home to Fresh Taste Big Prawn (知味鮮), a new addition to the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand list.

The stall offers both the dry and soup versions of their signature Prawn Noodle (S$6/S$8/S$12/S$16/S$20/S$25). While they use the freshest prawns daily, it’s their rich and umami broth that has many returning for more.

The key ingredients which make it so tantalising are prawn heads and pork ribs. You can definitely pick up a concentrated porky flavour amidst a sea of decadence.

The noodles they use are not the typical thin bee hoon or thick vermicelli. Nevertheless, they soak up the broth and its flavours extremely well, so every bite you take will be a harmonious party of flavours.

Fresh Taste Big Prawn (知味鮮): 70 Zion Road, #01-04, Zion Riverside Food Centre, Singapore 247792 | Opening Hours: 6pm – 11.30pm (Tue, Wed & Fri), 6.30pm – 11.30pm (Thu), 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 11.30pm (Sat), 12pm – 1am (Sun)

10. Ah Er Soup (阿2老火汤)

ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre is widely known as a food paradise. But in 2017, sceptics were quick to judge when Ah Er Soup (阿2老火汤), then a new entrant, unexpectedly made it onto the Michelin Bib Gourmand list.

However, the scepticisms quickly faded off as the stall’s nourishing herbal soups proved to be something else indeed.

Their Herbal Ginseng Black Chicken Soup (S$6) has a strong ginseng taste that’ll immediately jerk you awake. It also comes with an entire half of a black chicken! Succulent and soft to the bones, you can be certain that the chicken has absorbed all of the soup’s flavours.

If you’re a big fan of dense herbal soups, this is the place to go!

Ah Er Soup (阿2老火汤): 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-143, ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, Singapore 150006 | Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm & 5pm – 8pm (Sun – Fri), Closed on Sat | Website


So those are the top 10 Michelin Bib Gourmand establishments that we feel stand out from the rest. Let us know if you agree with our list. We’d love to know which other Michelin Bib Gourmand stalls we should queue for!

That said, we can’t wait to find out who made it to the 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand list. Do you know of any hidden gems which should be recognised?

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