Singaporeans love queuing, especially for things that are famous or highly raved about. So if an eatery wins the Michelin Bib Gourmand title, you can expect throngs of Singaporeans to form snaking queues outside the store soon after.
For the uninitiated, the Michelin Bib Gourmand is an award given to restaurants and street food establishments “that offer diners very good value for money, with a complete and high quality menu priced at a maximum of SG$45”, as stated in the Michelin Guide. It is not to be confused with the Michelin Star or Michelin Recommendations.
As a self-proclaimed foodie, I don’t mind waiting in an arduously long queue just to eat at an eatery with such a prestigious title. However, it can be quite upsetting when the food falls short of one’s expectations, which I have unfortunately experienced with a number of award-winning dining establishments.
With that, here is a list of some of the Michelin Bib Gourmand stalls that I’ve eaten at over the years, some of which I love and others that I won’t bother eating twice at. I am no professional food-taster and these are merely my opinions. Everyone has different tastes and preferences so you may feel differently about some of the places I’m mentioning.