2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore – TOP Shortlist of 15 Restaurants and Food Places

The 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore list was released earlier today. 58 dining establishments made the list this year, including 12 new entries. Here is our TOP shortlist of 15 local eateries which are recognised in the 2019 Singapore Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand list –  places that ” … offer diners very good value for money, with a complete and high quality menu priced at a maximum of SG$45″. We have provided links to our reviews which contain more information and pictures.

Hjh Maimunah Restaurant at Jalan Pisang
New 2019 Singapore Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant – Hjh Maimunah (Jalan Pisang)

When the inaugural 2016 Singapore Michelin Guide was released we thought that the Michelin reviewers seemed to have gravitated around a couple of hawker centres and the rest of Singapore appeared to have been neglected. In particular we were disappointed that none of the stalls in Ghim Moh (one of our favourite hawker centres) was recognised. See our post – “We invite our Michelin friends to the best hawker centre in Singapore for 2017“. We are glad to note that, since then, two of them have been listed – Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow in 2019 and Chuan Kee Braised Duck in 2018 & 2019.

The new 2019 Bib Gourmand names are
Anglo Indian (Shenton Way)
Beach Road Fish Head Bee Hoon (Whampoa Makan Place)
Bedok Chwee Kueh (Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre)
Chef Kang’s Noodle House
Chen’s Mapo Tofu
Fu Ming Cooked Food (Redhill Food Centre)
Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow (Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre)
Hjh Maimunah (Jalan Pisang)
Hock Hai (Hong Lim) Curry Chicken Noodle (Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre)
Indocafe – The White House
Koh Brother Pig’s Organ Soup (Tiong Bahru Market)
To-Ricos Guo Shi (Old Airport Road Food Centre).

For a complete list of the Michelin Guide 2019 Singapore Bib Gourmands you may consult the Official Michelin List.

2019 Singapore Michelin Bib Gourmand – some of the newcomers

We begin our short list of 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore f & b outlets with some of the new entries.

Hjh Maimunah Restaurant

Hjh Maimunah Restaurant at Jalan Pisang
Hjh Maimunah traditional Malay restaurant

Hjh Maimunah Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Singapore for traditional Malay food. It has a clean comfortable dining area and a wide selection of dishes, one dish meals and a good range of colourful and delectable kuehs. It is hard not to have a feast when you are at Hjh Maimunah Restaurant. Read more.

HJH Maimunah
11-17 Jalan Pisang
Singapore 199078

Tel: +65 6297 4294

Opening Hours: 7am-8pm, closed Sun

Other outlet at
20 Joo Chiat Road,
Singapore 427357

Opening Hours: 8am–9:30pm

Tel: +65 6348 5457

Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow (Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre)

Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow is sometimes regarded as the best char kway teow in Singapore. We are glad that they have finally received the recognition they deserve. Read about our post Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow at Ghim Moh Market.

Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow

#01-19 Ghim Moh Road Market & Cooked Food Centre
20 Ghim Moh Road
Singapore 270020


Bedok Chwee Kueh

Bedok Chwee Kueh Chinatown Branch
Bedok Chwee Kueh

The 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand award was given to Bedok Chwee Kueh (Bedok Interchange). We have tried their outlet at Chinatown Complex. The rice cakes of Bedok Chwee Kueh are larger than usual. They were very smooth and had a soft springy texture. They were fragrant and had a tinge of saltiness. The savoury chye poh was slightly sweet and very tasty. The chilli added a different dimension to the taste. The simple traditional snack might look a mess but it was flavour-packed and very enjoyable. You can read more about them in our post Chinatown Complex Popiah & Chwee Kueh.

Bedok Chwee Kueh
Bedok Interchange Food Centre #01-53, Singapore

Chinatown Outlet
#02-43 Chinatown Complex
35 Smith Street
Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 7am to 8pm

2019 Singapore Michelin Bib Gourmand Eateries – some of the old-timers

These are some of the restaurants and establishments that were also featured in the previous Michelin Guide editions.

True Blue Cuisine 

True Blue Cuisine Peranakan Restaurant
True Blue Cuisine Restaurant
True Blue Peranakan Restaurant

True Blue Cuisine is a true blue Peranakan Restaurant. The restaurant is situated next to the Peranakan Museum at Armenian Street and the restaurant itself is a mini museum. It is probably the most beautiful restaurant in the Singapore list of Michelin Bib Gourmand 2019 Restaurants. Read more

True Blue Cuisine
47/49 Armenian Street
Singapore. 179937

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6440 0449

Opening Hours
11:30 – 14:30; 18:00 – 21:30

New Lucky Claypot Rice 新鸿运⽡煲饭

Singapore food Dictionary
Bib Gourmand Claypot Rice at New Lucky

The New Lucky Claypot Rice is a famous claypot rice stall at Holland Drive Food Centre. Each pot is prepared and cooked over charcoal stoves only when ordered. The process takes time and the wait can be a long one. The smart way to eat at this Bib Gourmand restaurant is to call and order in advance, both for eating in or taking away.   Read more.

New Lucky Claypot Rice
Blk 44 Holland Drive
Singapore 270044

Tel: +65 67787808

Opening Hours: Time: 11am – 1.30pm, 5pm – 8.30pm, Closed on Wednesday except Public Holidays


Hoo Kee Rice Dumpling (Amoy Street Food Centre)

Hoo Kee Bak Chang (Amoy Street)
Amoy Street Hoo Kee Bak Chang

Hoo Kee Bak Chang 和记肉粽 sells Hokkien style dumplings or bak chang. There is the original flavour and others such as bak chang with mushroom and bak chang with  salted egg yolk.  Read more about Hoo Kee and other Amoy Street food options in our post Cheap Meal in Amoy Street Food Centre.

Amoy Street Food Centre, #01-18
Mon-Sat: 10am to 5pm
Closed on Sunday and public holidays


Hong Kee Beef Noodle 桐记牛肉粿条

Hong Kee Beef Noodle Amoy Street Food Centre
Amoy Street Hong Kee Beef Noodle

Hong Kee Beef Noodle 桐记牛肉粿条 has been recognised as a Bib Gourmand eatery for a few years. Hong Kee Beef Noodles cost $5 and $6 per bowl with the usual choice of noodles and soup or dry versions. Read Cheap Meal in Amoy Street Food Centre.

Amoy Street Food Centre, #01-42
Mon to Fri: 11am – 7.30pm
Sat to Sun: 9am – 2.30pm

Kok Sen Restaurant 国成球记餐室

Kok Sen Michelin Star Keong Saik

Kok Sen Restaurant is a Singapore zi char outfit that was named a Singapore Bib Gourmand restaurant every year since the first edition of the Singapore Michelin Guide in 2016.  Located in the Keong Saik dining enclave, the humble Kok Sen restaurant ticks all the boxes of what makes a good local restaurant in Singapore – traditional coffee shop atmosphere, good food, friendly service and fairly priced. Being air-conditioned is a bonus. Read more.

31-32 Keong Saik Road
Tel 6223 2005

Opening hours:

Lunch 12:00-14:30

Dinner 17:00-23:00

Nearest MRT Station: Outram

Michelin Guide Website

Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2018 Chuan Kee
Michelin Bib Gourmand 2018 Chuan Kee
Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck $5 Set Meal

Chuan Kee specialises in braised duck (Teochew style) only i.e. no roast duck or char siew or other roast meats. This Bib Gourmand receipient was a new entrant to the Singapore Michelin Guide in 2018. The easiest way to order a complete duck meal is to order their set meals which have $3, $4 and $5 options. Read Two Ghim Moh Duck Rice Stalls.

Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck
Unit #01-04 Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Cooked Food Centre
Ghim Moh Road
Singapore 270020

Shi Hui Yuan Hor Fun Speciality 实惠园

The storefront of Shi Hui Yuan is simple and uncluttered. They only sell one thing – hor fun. But it is available with different permutations of toppings – mushroom, chicken feet, chicken, duck, braised spare ribs etc. There are large tubs of gravy which is where the magic of this stall lies. Read more.

Shi Hui Yuan Hor Fun
#02-33 Mei Ling Food Centre
159 Mei Chin Road
Singapore 140159

Opening hours:  08:00-14:00  Thursday to Sunday

Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow 

Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow
Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow

The char kway teow of Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow has wok hei and a good balance of flavours. It is moist, but not too wet.  The popular stall is located in Old Airport Road Food Centre. Read more.

Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow ⽼夫⼦炒粿条
#01-12, Old Airport Road Food Centre
51 Old Airport Road
Singapore 390051

Tel: 83334828

Bismillah Biryani Restaurant

Bismillah Biryani Restaurant
Bismillah Biryani

Bismillah Biryani Restaurant in Little India is an eatery that occupies two old shophouses along Dunlop Street, the restaurant has become an experiential travel destination of sorts. Tourists eat there so that they can say they have an authentic experience of local cuisine and culture. Bismillah Biryani Restaurant is certainly quite an interesting restaurant in a colourful location and it does serve pretty good Biryani Rice and Kebabs. Read more.

Bismillah Biryani Restaurant
50 Dunlop Street
Singapore 209379

Tel: +65 9382 7937

Opening Hours: 11.30 am -3 pm; 5.30 pm – 9 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Rochor, Jalan Besar


A Noodle Story 超好⾯

A Noodle Story 超好面
Singapore-style ramen hawker stall, A Noodle Story at Amoy Street Food Centre

Much has been written about A Noodle Story at Amoy Street Food Centre, a hawker stall listed on the Michelin Bib Gourmand Guide since 2016. It caused a storm in a noodle bowl when it published a post on its Facebook page with the heading “I’m Going Totally Naked With You!” After that Facebook post was published, we went to eat the famed Singapore styled ramen of A Noodle Story. We would say that both the story about their noodles and the Facebook post are worth retelling. Read more.

A Noodle Story
Amoy Street Food Centre
#01-39 7 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069111

A Noodle Story Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri : 11.15 am – 2.30 pm
5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Sat : 10.30 am – 1.30 pm

Closed on Sunday

Nearby MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar

Facebook Page

Zai Shun Curry Fish Head 载顺咖喱鱼头

Zai Shun Curry Fish Head Curry 载顺咖喱鱼头 in Jurong East received official recognition of their culinary prowess when they were listed as a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the 2017 Singapore Michelin Guide. But fans of high quality steamed fish have known this restaurant for years. It is located at the western part of Singapore – in Jurong East, near Yuhua Food Village. Zai Shun opens from 7 am in the morning and there is usually a full house at lunchtime. We have not tried their curry fish head but they have lots of other choices and their steamed fish selections are what draws many regulars. Read more.

Zai Shun Curry Fish Head
Block 253 Jurong East Steet 24, #01-205
Singapore 600253


Dishes on display at Zai Shun

Yhingthai Palace

Yhingthai Palace Thai Restaurant has been in business in Singapore since the 90s. It has always been a popular Thai restaurant in Singapore.  It has been listed as a Singapore Bib Gourmand for many years. Read more.

Yhingthai Palace Restaurant 
36 Purvis Street #01 – 04
Singapore 188613

Tel: +65 6337 1161

Opening Hours:
11:30am to 2.00pm
6.00pm to 10.00pm

Nearby Stations: Bugis, City Hall, Esplanade

Thanks for reading our list of 2019 Michelin Singapore Bib Gourmand restaurants. Happy Eating!

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