Bedok Chwee Kueh & Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow Are Now On Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand List


Michelin is quite a thing when it comes to the Food and Beverage industry.

The last time I went to Bangkok with my friends, one of them painstakingly queued for the popular chicken rice that was awarded a Bib Gourmand in 2018, and it was the longest wait ever.

I mean, food is a big part of our lives, after all.

But before anything, here’s some info you probably didn’t want to know but I’m still putting them in to hit my word count.

How Are These Stores Selected?

A Bib Gourmand is a guide that highlights restaurants that offers exceptionally good food at a moderate price.

The food must be priced below a maximum that is determined by local economic standards.

As for Singapore, the maximum standard is set at $45.

New Stores Added Into The List

A total of 12 stores were being added in this year’s Bib Gourmand list, making a total of 58 stores on the list right now.

Among the 58 stores, 33 are hawker stalls and 6 of them are classified as street food establishments, and the remaining 19 are restaurants.

Some of the new entrants include Chef Ang Song Kang, who runs a one-Michelin-starred restaurant Chef Kang’s in Mackenzie Road.

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Chef Kang’s one-year-old wanton mee store, Chef Kang’s Noodle House, in Toa Payoh was one of the new entrants that made it to this year’s Bib Gourmand list.

Other hawker stalls that have entered the list includes:

  • Beach Road Fish Head Bee Hoon at Whompoa Makan Place
  • Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow at Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre
  • Koh Brother Pig’s Organ Soup at Tiong Bahru Market
  • Kway Chap stall To-Ricos Guo Shi at Old Airport Road Food Centre
  • Bedok Chwee Kueh at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre
  • Hock Hai (Hong Lim) Curry Chicken Noodle at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre

Restaurants new to the list include:

  • Anglo Indian Cafe & Bar at Shenton Way
  • Indocafe – The White House in Scotts Road
  • Hjh Maimunah in Jalan Pisang

According to The Straits Times, both stalls at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre had constant queues on 10 September 2019 during the busy lunch period.

When being interviewed, an employee at Bedok Chwee Kueh said that “business is as usual” and that the stall was busy every day.

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Hjh Maimunah is also reported to have re-entered the list after it first debuted in 2016.


Some Entered, Some Dropped Off

While some are celebrating their achievements, some may be crying because they have lost their spot.

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A total of 4 food stores were dropped off the Bib Gourmand list:

  • New Ubin Seafood’s Bukit Batok Branch
  • Rolina Traditional Hai-nanese Curry Puff at Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre
  • Shi Wei Da at Fengshan Market and Food Centre
  • The Coconut Club at Ann Siang Road

If you are a foodie check out our list of affordable Bib Gourmand eateries in 2018 here. 

The full Michelin guide will be released on 17 September 2019 and the ceremony will be taking place at Capella Singapore on the same day.