We all know how great the hawker food is in Singapore, but with so many hawker stalls available, how do we know which ones to try? We look to one of the world’s most esteemed culinary institutions, the MICHELIN Guide Bib Gourmand Selection! Every year they announce the best of the best food in the world, including fare from our much-loved Singapore hawker stalls. To date there are 79 Bib Gourmand addresses for hawker stalls in the Lion City, and the newbies are just in for 2023. To celebrate National Day, here they are!

1. With over 40 years of history in Newton Food Centre, it’s no surprise that Kwee Heng has nabbed a Michelin award for its boneless braised duck. Their tender, juicy, and flavourful duck is best enjoyed with rice, congee, or noodles. #01-13 Newton Food Centre, 229495

2. Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee has been serving just one single item since 1960:  hokkien fried mee with prawns. The dish features egg noodles and rice vermicelli tossed in a prawn shell and tomalley-based broth for deep umami. 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-32, 390051

3. Head to No.18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teo at Zion Riverside Food Centre for wok-fried kway teow noodles topped with fish cake and cockles. The dish boasts impressive wok hei, robust flavors, and a touch of spiciness. 70 Zion Rd, #01-17 Zion Riverside Food Centre, 247792

4. Hui Wei Chilli Ban Mian in Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre serves ribbon noodles with options for “soup” or “dry” preparations. The dry version packs in homemade chili sauce, minced meat, meatballs, poached egg, and fried lard. 69 Geylang Bahru, #01-58,  330069

5. Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice, situated at Chong Pang Market and Food Centre, is another of Singapore’s hawker stalls to earn a place in the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand Selection. It’s renowned for its chicken rice sets, offering roasted or steamed chicken, rice, soup, and vegetables. 105 Yishun Ring Rd, #01-152 Chong Pang Food Centre, 760105

6. Tai Seng Fish Soup is a third-generation family business in Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre. Come here for – you guessed it – delicious fish soup with various fishy options. 3 Yung Sheng Rd, 618499

7. Selamat Datang Warong Pak Sapari at Adam Food Centre is a family-run business famous for its authentic Malaysian mee soto and mee rebus. The former is served in broth, while the latter features a thick gravy soup. 2 Adam Rd, 289876

8. Also in Adam Food Centre, Noo Cheng Big Prawn Noodle hawker stall serves prawn mee with dry noodles tossed in prawn paste of varying spice levels. It’s accompanied by a bowl of tangy prawn soup. Come hungry! 2 Adam Rd, 289876

9. Yes, we’re still at Adam Food Centre, this time at Bahrakath Mutton Soup. Open since  1973, this hawker stall is famous for its secret mutton soup recipe. The broth is rich, herbal, and packed with flavours. 2 Adam Rd, 289876

10. Beach Road Fish Head Bee Hoon in Whampoa Market Place serves up sliced fish bee hoon in a milky fish stock, garnished with fried garlic for added aroma and crunch. 91 Whampoa Dr, #01-46, 320091

11. Also in Whampoa Market Place, Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee stall is renowned for its hokkien mee made with rice vermicelli and yellow egg noodles. It’s topped with prawns, squid, and homemade spicy chili sauce. Whampoa Makan Place #01-32, 90/91 Whampoa Drive 91, 320091

12. At Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre, Cheok Kee Situated has been recognised for  for their soy-marinated duck served atop fragrant steamed rice. It comes with chili vinegar and aromatic duck soup. 69 Geylang Bahru, #01-35 Market & Food Centre, 330069

13. Du Du Shou Shi At Jurong at West 505 Market & Food Centre specialises in tu tu kueh with coconut and peanut fillings. The rice cake is chewy and springy, complemented by nutty, sweet, and aromatic fillings. 505 Jurong West Street 52, #01-19, 640505

14. Heng Kee has been operating has been operating in Hong Lim Market & Food Centre since the 1970s. Get a load of their signature dish which includes a mild, well-balanced curry broth, custom-made tofu puffs, fish cakes, and velvety chicken. 531A Upper Cross St, 051531

15. Head to Soon Huat at North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre for”dry” or “soup” noodles topped with butterflied prawns, fish cake, bean sprouts, and fried garlic. The prawn soup is also an absolute banger. 10 North Bridge Rd, #01-105, 190010

16. Don’t miss Spinach Soup at Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre. This comforting bowl comes with tasty broth and crisp, fresh spinach. 69 Geylang Bahru, 330069

17. If you like your noodles springy, head to Yong Chun Wan Ton Noodle at Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre. Order their springy egg noodles in “dry” form, which come dressed in a savory sweet sauce and topped with wontons. Magnifico! 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-56, 151115