Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2023: 19 affordable gems make their debut

By Evan Mua June 15, 2023
Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2023: 19 affordable gems make their debut
Singapore has a total of 79 entrees in this year's edition. Photos, clockwise from left: Michelin Guide Singapore, A Noodle Story/Facebook, The Coconut Club/Instagram

Hot off the press: The list of Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2023 awardees is out!

This year, there are a total of 79 establishments on the Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2023 list. Out of these, 19 are new to the list.

For those unaware, the Michelin Guides are a yearly affair celebrating the most exceptional dining experiences in countries and cities around the world. 

The guide was originally started by Michelin — yes, the tyre company — in 1900 to cover the best eats across France, but has since grown into a global authority on food.

Now, it covers more than 25 countries around the world, with guides spanning the biggest cities including Tokyo, New York City, Hong Kong and, of course, Singapore.

Since 1997, it has also started awarding a Michelin Bib Gourmand award that spotlights “exceptionally good food at moderate prices“. 

Restaurants are thus awarded Bib Gourmand recognition for providing quality eats at affordable prices.

Ever since the debut of the Singapore Michelin Bib Gourmand list, many of our city’s local gems have received the award.

Before this year’s update, we were sitting at a grand total of 67 Michelin Bib Gourmand entries in 2022.

2023’s best value eats

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Keong Saik’s iconic zichar Kok Sen had recently relocated but it’s on the list! Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

2023’s Michelin Bib Gourmand award list consists of 21 restaurants, 53 hawker centre stalls, and five street food establishments

Stalwart Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is one of the notable exclusions from this year’s list. The stallowners retired earlier this year.

The majority of the 19 newly minted awards for the latest Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore in 2023 have gone towards hawker stalls, with two new restaurants making the cut.

The first is the new restaurant of Keong Saik’s iconic zi char Kok Sen, which had relocated just down the street from its original home. Similarly, The Coconut Club’s glitzier new home at Beach Road is also included.

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Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee is one of the go-to stalls at Old Airport Road Food Centre. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

The remainder of the new accolades go towards a diverse array of hawker stalls, each with its distinct signatures, found from hawker spaces all over Singapore.

Here’s the full list of 17 hawker awardees, listed in alphabetical order:

  • Adam Road Noo Cheng Big Prawn Noodle
  • Bahrakath Mutton Soup
  • Beach Road Fish Head Bee Hoon
  • Cheok Kee
  • Du Du Shou Shi
  • Heng Kee
  • Hui Wei Chilli Ban Mee
  • Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice
  • Kwee Heng
  • Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee
  • No.18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow
  • Selamat Datang Warong Pak Sapari
  • Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee
  • Soon Huat
  • Spinach Soup
  • Tai Seng Fish Soup
  • Young Chun Wan Ton Noodle

As per tradition, the Michelin Bib Gourmand announcements herald the start of the Michelin award season.

Stay tuned as we draw closer to the announcement of the Michelin Star awardees on June 27.

For more ideas on what to eat, check out our stories on Mister Donut’s first sit-down cafe in Singapore and HungryGoWhere’s exciting first birthday giveaway

Cheok Kee, Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice, Kok Sen, and The Coconut Club are on the GrabFood delivery service and offer free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited. They can also be found on GrabFood Dine-in.

Book a ride to these Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2023 eateries.

Evan Mua


Evan started off writing about food on Instagram, before joining outlets such as Buro and Confirm Good to pursue his passion. His best work usually comes after his first whisky shot in the morning.

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