Friday, July 20, 2018

Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2018 - 50 Restaurants and Hawkers. Who Is In and Who Is Out?

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Michelin has released its Bib Gourmand Singapore 2018 awardees. A total of 50 restaurants and hawkers made it into this year's list. There are a total of 17 new entrants. Similar to what happened in the release of 2017 bib gourmand list, 5 of last year's winner has been dropped from the list, one hawker and 4 restaurants.


Michelin Bib Gourmand Awardees 2018


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A Noodle Story 超好⾯
Alliance Seafood 联合海鲜烧烤
Ah Er Soup (ABC Brickworks Food Centre) 阿2⽼⽕汤
Balestier Road Hoover Rojak 豪华罗杂
Bar-Roque Grill European 欧陆菜
Bismillah Biryani Street Food 街头⼩吃
Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang (Bukit Merah View Food Centre) 柴船头⽺⾁汤
Chey Sua Carrot Cake 青⼭菜头粿
Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck (Ghim Moh Market &Food Centre) 全記
Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa 德普路真善美驰名砂煲叻沙
Eminent Frog Porridge & Seafood (Geylang Road Lorong 19) 明辉⽥鸡粥海鮮煮炒店
Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa 驰名结霜桥三轮
Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle 知味鮮⼤蝦⾯
Heng 兴
Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee 鸿兴炒苏东虾⾯
Hong Kee Beef Noodle 桐记⽜⾁粿条
Hong Kong Yummy Soup 真之味⾹港靚汤
Hong Kee Bak Chang 和记⾁粽
J2 Famous Crispy Puff 驰名⾹脆咖喱⼘
Ka-Soh (Outram Park) 家嫂 (欧南园)
Kok Sen Restaurant 国成球记餐室
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Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow (Old Airport Road Food Centre) ⽼夫⼦炒粿条
Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice (Chinatown Complex) 联合本记煲饭
Liao Fan Hawker Chan (78 Smith Street) 了凡⾹港油鸡饭.⾯
Man Man (Tanjong Pagar) 鰻满 (丹戎巴葛)
Muthu’s Curry (Little India)
Na Na Homemade Curry (Bukit Merah) 南南家咖哩
New Lucky Claypot Rice 新鸿运⽡煲饭
New Ubin Seafood (Bukit Batok)
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre) 欧南园炒粿条⾯
Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puff (Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre)
Shi Hui Yuan (Queenstown) 实惠园
Shi Wei Da (Fengshan Market and Food Centre) ⾷为⼤潮州糜
Sik Bao Sin (Desmond’s Creation) 吃饱先
Sin Huat Eating House 新发餐厅
Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice (Holland Drive) 新记
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (New Bridge Road) 松发⾁⾻茶 (新桥路)
Tai Wah Pork Noodle (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre) ⼤华⾁脞⾯
The Blue Ginger Peranakan 娘惹菜
The Coconut Club N 椰⼦俱乐部
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice 天天海南鸡饭
Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice 中峇鲁海南起⾻鸡饭
Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee 中峇鲁益⽣炒福建虾⾯
Shirokane Tori-tama ⾣⽟⽩⾦
True Blue Cuisine Peranakan 娘惹菜
Whole Earth 环界
Yhingthai Palace 银泰
Zaffron Kitchen (East Coast)
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head 载顺咖喱鱼头


Michelin Bib Gourmand 2018 - New Entrants


Congratulations to the new winners for 2018. I am surprises that there are so many new hawkers getting into the list. Great to see Char Kway Teow finally manages to make it to the bib gourmand listing.

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Muthu’s Curry (Little India)
The Coconut Club N 椰⼦俱乐部
Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang (Bukit Merah View Food Centre) 柴船头⽺⾁汤
Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck (Ghim Moh Market &Food Centre) 全記
Eminent Frog Porridge & Seafood (Geylang Road Lorong 19) 明辉⽥鸡粥海鮮煮炒店
Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle 知味鮮⼤蝦⾯
Heng 兴
Hong Kong Yummy Soup 真之味⾹港靚汤
Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow (Old Airport Road Food Centre) ⽼夫⼦炒粿条
Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice (Chinatown Complex) 联合本记煲饭
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre) 欧南园炒粿条⾯
Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puff (Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre)
Shi Wei Da (Fengshan Market and Food Centre) ⾷为⼤潮州糜
Sik Bao Sin (Desmond’s Creation) 吃饱先
Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice (Holland Drive) 新记
Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee 中峇鲁益⽣炒福建虾⾯
Tai Wah Pork Noodle (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre) ⼤华⾁脞⾯


Dropouts


A check against last year list, 5 of them has dropped out from this year list. While Liang Zhao Ji is dropped out, it is replaced by another braised duck stall, Chuan Kee at Ghim Moh. Noticeable missing in the list is Peony Jade Keppel Club and 328 Katong Laksa.

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Peony Jade Keppel Club
Shish Mahal
328 Katong Laksa
Tsuta (Pacific Plaza)
Liang Zhao Ji


For for information and details. Check out Michelin Singapore Official Website at https://d3h1lg3ksw6i6b.cloudfront.net/media/pdf/MICHELIN_GUIDE_SINGAPORE_2018_BIB_GOURMAND_SELECTION.pdf

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fifty50 Cafe @ Tanjong Pagar - Cosy Cafe Offering Flexitarian Menu

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Fifty50 at Onze@Tanjong Pagar is a cosy little cafe that offers a 'flexitarian' menu. With meat free dishes occupying half of it, so should either you or your dining partner decide to skip the protein for a meal, both of you could still tuck into proper hot food together at Fifty50, saving that salad bars for other rainy days. Healthy indulgence and balanced living are what is all about here, hence you will discover that some of the instore elements are about recycling, reducing and reusing, such as the menu board, takeaway boxes etc.

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Soup 2.8/5

Started my meal with a Hearty Soup of the day - Tomato based Crab Bisque, served with a side of garlic bread ($5). I'm not a fan of cream based soups, hence this works well for me. I would say it tasted a lot better than it looked. The bisque was well-seasoned and flavourful, and the sweetness of the crab meat was quite pronounced.

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Penne Pumpkin 3/5

For my lunch, I opted for the Penne Pumpkin ($10.50),served in a marinara cream sauce. The combination of the dense feta cheese and soft pumpkin gives a rich, mouth-filling texture, and their juxtaposing flavours coupled with nutty nuances from the pine nuts makes the pasta really appetizing. Perhaps that was why I was barely half-way through when all that was left was only pasta and the sauce. Still, I feel the portion of the toppings can be a lot more generous.

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Daily Green 3/5

Fifty50 Daily Greens ($6.50) changes regularly and what I had was seasonal vegetables with cous cous and house pickled beetroot, served with a zesty orange dressing. Options to add on proteins are available, including Crunchy Falafel which is less commonly available in cafes.

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Scrambled Eggs On Sourdough Toast 2.5/5

A couple of beakfast items are available till 11am, which I feel they could have been done a lot better. Looking at my Scrambled Eggs On Sourdough Toast ($6.50) with a Smoked Salmon (+$2), I actually miss my own homemade eggy breakfast.

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Seven Spice Chai 4/5

Even you don't intend to have a meal, there are very decent coffees are served at Fifty50 from Allpress Espresso but what I really miss is its Seven Spice Chai ($5). Mildly sweet, it was such a comforting post-meal drink. Highly recommended if you are always looking around for a decent Chai Latte.

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.


Fifty50
Onze @ Tanjong Pagar
11 Kee Seng Street
#01-04
Singapore 089218
Tel: +65 98552848
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Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
(Closed on Sat-Sun)

Direction: 
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Tanjong Pagar Road. Cross the road at Tanjong Pagar Road. Turn left onto Tanjong Pagar Road. Walk down Tanjong Pagar Road. Turn right onto Kee Seng Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

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