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At Your Leisure: A (Michelin) starry night

  • Jed V. Doble

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 30 2016   /  11:16 am

The Lion City’s food fanatics were wagging their tongues as the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore was launched at a gala dinner at Resorts World Sentosa on July 21.

A week earlier, 34 Michelin Bib Gourmand awardees were revealed, acknowledging venues serving good quality meals under S$45 (US$33.32).

The list contained the most iconic Singapore dishes: Laksa, Hainan chicken rice, bak kut teh and even the lowly curry puff. Michelin’s inspectors obviously spent time at the island’s popular food centers, naming 17 stalls in food courts in the category.

The Bib Gourmand list foreshadowed a tribute to Singapore’s amazing street food scene, as two popular hawkers: Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle were each awarded a star.

This was a first for the Michelin Guide and gives Singapore the distinction of having the...