There were good news and bad news in the 2016 Singapore Michelin guide. The good news is that Singapore hawker food has been recognised. Two hawkers won Michelin stars and the Bib Gourmand winners include 17 stalls in hawker food centres. The bad news was that not a single stall from the Ghim Moh market and hawker centre was on the list. Our regular readers will know that we have a soft spot for this food centre, which we think is the best hawker centre in Singapore. Anyway, there is no point griping about it – 2016 is over. We prefer to look ahead to 2017 and be constructive.
We do not know whether the mysterious Michelin Guide judges had visited Ghim Moh food centre or not. It is not as famous as places such as Maxwell and Tiong Bahru (which together have 6 names on the list). Actually, its low profile is one of the reasons we think it is the best hawker centre in Singapore. Just in case they did not, we would like to invite our Michelin friends to visit this quiet hawker centre in the West when they work on next year’s 2017 list. We believe that they will not only be impressed by the food but also the friendly stall-holders and the general laid-back feel of the place. For their convenience we have compiled a summary of the stalls we had written about and we hope our friends at Michelin will come to try them.
Here is a compilation of the stalls and pictures of takeaway food we had bought from the respective stalls from Ghim Moh. We have written about these items in earlier posts which contain more details and information on the stalls and their food (links provided below).
Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh from stall 01-51. See more details here.
Granny’s Pancakes from stall 01-52. See more details here.
Pancakes from 王 (Wang) Pancake, stall 01-55. See more details here.
Delicious snacks from Delisnacks, stall 01-23. See more details here.
Addictive char kway teow from Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow, stall 01-19. See more details here.
The best roast duck in Singapore by Jiu Jiang Shao La, stall 01-17. See more details here.
Teochew style braised duck from Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck, stall 01-04. See more details here.
Beef hor fun with loads of wok hei by Hin Fried Hor Fun, stall 01-56. More details here.
Delightful chicken briyani by Mohamed Faisal Seen Eating House, stall 01-37. See more details here.
Which other hawker centre serves good quality Italian and Japanese dishes? Pasta & Donburi by Kenny, stall 01-53. See more details here.
Handmade yong tau foo from Jia Le Yong Tau Foo, stall 01-51. See more details here.
Clean and clear Teochew porridge and steamed fish from Meng Cheong Teochew Food Stall, unit 01-47. See more details here.
When was the last time you tried stingray curry? Hai Nan Hometown Curry, stall 01-49. See details here.
A dish that is neither carrot nor cake, but we call it carrot cake nonetheless. First the black version by Hock Soon Carrot Cake, stall 01-29. See details here.
Here is the white version from Ghim Moh Carrot Cake, stall 01-16. Read our review here.
We must also recognise the dish that keeps many of us alive – the humble economy rice. Excellent specimens from Jin Hua Delicious Economical Rice, stall 01-54. See details here.
We end our list on a sweet note with nonya kueh from Cakes & Mates by Kueh Swee Swee, unit 01-07. See more details here.
Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Cooked Food Centre
Ghim Moh Road