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These Singaporean hawker stalls have the Michelin Guide seal of approval

Any self-proclaimed foodie knows about the Michelin Guide, the international hallmark of fine dining establishments and chefs, and though it’s often associated with ‘atas’ gourmet food, that doesn’t mean they overlook the humble hawker stalls that serve up some of the finest street food around.

Not one, but TWO hawker stalls in Singapore currently hold a Michelin star, while a staggering 28 others made the Bib Gourmand list, where the Michelin Guide recognizes restaurants and street food stalls offering quality cuisines at a modest price.

So dive into the divine deliciousness of our Michelin Guide-approved picks that you should try while in Singapore!

Note: Those marked with * were awarded a Michelin Star.

Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle (*)

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle
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Crowned as the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal on Traveloka’s “50 Cheapest Michelin Meals” list, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle’s Cantonese soy sauce chicken costs a mere S$2.20 and is the Singaporean version of comfort food. Besides chicken rice, you can also order soy sauce chicken noodle, roasted pork rice, char siew rice, and char siew noodles at S$3 or less!

Riding on the wave of its fame after being awarded a Michelin star, the owners have opened branches all around the world, from Bangkok to Melbourne. But everyone says that the best place to enjoy their soy sauce chicken is still at the original hawker stall, located in the Chinatown Food Complex. However, expect to be greeted with a long queue!


Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle
Blk 335, Smith Street #02-166, Chinatown Food Complex, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 10.30am to 7.00pm (Mon – Tues, Thurs – Fri) | 8.30am to 7.00pm (Sat – Sun) | Closed on Wednesdays


Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles (*)

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
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Gobble up a satisfying bowl of Teochew-style bak chor mee (minced pork noodles) at Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles, said to be home to Singapore’s best. Chewy, springy noodles are drenched in a special vinegary sauce, then topped with tender pork slices, minced pork, dumplings and slivers of fried sole fish – it’s no wonder they were awarded a Michelin star!

Located at Tai Hwa Eating House, you’ll have to wait your turn to order this very popular dish, as wait times vary from 30 minutes to two hours. 😱But those who’ve tasted it say it’s worth the wait!


Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
466 Crawford Lane, Tai Hwa Eating House #01-12 Singapore 190465 (near Lavender MRT, behind the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority Building)
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 9.00pm | Closed on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month


Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang

Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang Mutton Soup
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Savor an aromatic bowl of mutton soup at Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang in Bukit Merah View Food Centre. A new addition to the Michelin Guide’s 2018 Bib Gourmand list, this flavorful dish is served with a side of rice and a special chilli sauce to give it a bit of a kick.

Your soup can come with a variety of parts, depending on your preference, from chunks of mutton meat, meatballs, tripe, tendon and even brain. Slow cooked, the tender meat simply falls off the bone and you’re even given a straw to suck the marrow out from the bone.


Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang
Bukit Merah View Hawker Centre #01-51, 115 Bukit Merah View, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 2.30pm (Mon – Sat) | Closed on Sundays


Hong Kee Beef Noodle

Hong Kee Beef Noodle
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Hong Kee Beef Noodle’s signature Hainanese-style noodle dish is served either in a soup or dry, but most loyal patrons will opt for the soupy version, if only to have the satisfaction of slurping up the noodles coated in thick gravy. According to the Michelin inspector, the stall “has over 60 years of history” and its secret lies in the tasty beef stock that’s cooked for 24 hours.

Located only 5-10 minutes away from the Tanjong Pagar MRT station at Amoy Street Food Centre, its proximity to the CBD means hectic lunchtime crowds. So unless you’re okay with a long wait, avoid visiting during lunch on weekdays.


Hong Kee Beef Noodle
Amoy Street Food Centre #01-42, 7 Maxwell Road Singapore 069111 (Tanjong Pagar MRT, Exit G)
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 7.30pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 2:30pm (Sat – Sun) | Closed on public holidays


J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff

J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
Credit: Michelin Guide

Feeling nibbly and looking for something light? We’ve got just the thing: a chicken or sardine curry puff from J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff. Crispy and flaky on the outside, and generously filled with a variety of spicy, savory fillings, their curry puffs are the perfect snack for any time of day.

Priced at S$1.20-S$1.50 per piece, how is J2’s curry puff different from the rest? Each and every curry puff is painstakingly made from scratch by the husband and wife duo manning the stall. Unwilling to compromise on the quality of their curry puffs, they only make up to 500 a day. Uncommon fillings like black pepper chicken and yam are also available.


J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
Amoy Street Food Centre #01-21, 7 Maxwell Road Singapore 069111 (Tanjong Pagar MRT, Exit G)
Opening Hours: 8.00am – 4.00pm (Mon – Sat) | Closed on Sundays and public holidays


Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck

Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck
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Though it’s a new entrant on the the Michelin Bib Gourmand 2018 list, Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck has been in operation for over 10 years and is considered a local institution. The braised duck is tender but tends to be slightly dry, which is why the sweet and herbaly sauce is the perfect accompaniment.

The slices of soft duck meat is served with fluffy rice, egg noodles or in a thick, velvety porridge, which costs between S$3-S$5. For those of you who like it spicy, you’ll appreciate the garlicky zing of the chili sambal served on the side. You can also choose to have stewed peanuts, beancurd or braised egg added on.


Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck
#01-04, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre, 20 Ghim Moh Rd, Singapore 270020
Opening Hours: 10.00am to 8.00pm | Closed on Thursdays and the last Sunday of the month


Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle

Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle
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Based on the Michelin review, which gave this stall a spot on the Bib Gourmand list, its prawn noodle “has a rich prawn flavor”. Topped with large fresh prawns, thick slices of pork belly, fried pork skin and fried shallots, the dish is a definite crowd-pleaser.

At only S$6-S$8 for a generous serving of large prawns, this noodle dish is also value-for-money. Its sweet prawn broth and al dente yellow noodles are a go-to favorite for rainy days.


Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle
#04, Zion Riverside Food Centre, 70 Zion Road, Singapore 247792
Opening hours: 6.00pm – 11.30pm (Mon – Fri), 12.00pm – 1.00am (Sat – Sun)

Eat your way through Singapore’s Michelin-worthy hawker stalls – book your next foodie trip on Traveloka now!

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