1. Michelin-Star Dining in Singapore
New Ubin Seafood
Address: 63 Hillview Avenue, Level 6 (Canteen)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00am to 3:00pm, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Mondays: 5:30am to 10:00pm
Phone number: +65 6466 9558
Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle
Address: 78 Smith Street, Singapore 058972
Opening hours: 10:00am to 8:00pm, daily except Wednesday
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
Address: Tai Hwa Eating House
466 Crawford Lane, #01-12, Singapore 190465
Opening hours: 9:30am to 9:00pm daily
Phone number: +65 6292 7477
Address: 52 Boat Quay #05-01/#06-01
Opening hours: Monday and Saturday: 5:00pm to 12:00am
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00pm to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 12:00am
Closed on Sundays
Phone number: +65 6866 1933
In 2017, the Michelin Guide bestowed the Bib Gourmand Award to some 38 food establishments in Singapore. The Bib Gourmand is awarded to food establishments that offer high quality food at reasonable prices – a meal can’t cost more than $45 – so you won’t be paying an arm and a leg here.
Receiving a nod from the Bib Gourmand list is New Ubin Seafood. An established food haunt with humble beginnings, it started in a home kitchen offering mouthwatering kampong-style seafood on the rustic island of Pulau Ubin off the eastern waters of Singapore. Now located in an industrial building at Hillview Avenue, this zi char ("cooked food" in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect) restaurant continues to whip up wok-fried delicacies like Sri Lankan chili crab, salted egg yolk squid, and delectable western staples such as the Black Angus rib eye steak.
A trip to Singapore wouldn’t be complete without a taste of its national dish – the humble yet unmistakable chicken rice. At Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, you’ll be able to savour a Cantonese twist to the dish, while checking off “Eat the world's cheapest Michelin-star meal” from your bucket list. It’s one of only two hawker stalls in Singapore to be bestowed with a Michelin star; the other is the equally queue-worthy Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles.
For more upscale dining options, try Braci, a new entrant to the Michelin Guide Singapore 2017. Braci is an unpretentious Italian restaurant occupying the top floor of a restored shophouse along the Singapore River. With only space for 20 people, the Braci experience is akin to being a guest in someone’s kitchen, where you can interact with the chefs while viewing how your meal is being cooked and put together.
Game for something hot and spicy? Offering an experience that is akin to a Michelin-starred restaurant, Si Chuan Dou Hua is well known for its authentic and out-of-this-world spicy Sichuan cuisine. For chilli-lovers, don’t miss out on the Chong Qing Diced Chicken with Dried Chilli; it promises to raise your capsaicin tolerance levels to new astronomic heights. Other notable dishes here are its Ma Po Tofu (spicy fried tofu with minced meat concoction) and Sichuan Dan Dan Noodle.
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