Singapore has been an unlikely home to the cheapest Michelin star restaurants in the world, despite being the most expensive city in the world. It is also the hub for diners where you can indulge in the mouth-watering Michelin star meals which cost below five Singapore dollars. So, here’s the rundown of top Michelin star meals you should try.
Famous Trishaw Laksha in Sungei Road
Irrespective of its name, Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksha is an 18-year-old delicacy which was not that famous from get-go. It was not so easy to earn the glorious status of Michelin star. Daniel Soo, the owner had to dispose unsold laksha so many times. But the tenacity and hard work paid off. Today, the Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksha is one of the best hawkers in Singapore. You can enjoy different types of seafood in The Asian Delight Laksha ($4), which includes cockles, crayfish, and prawns served in delicious broth, which has been simmered in spices, coconut milk, and dried shrimps.
85 Bedok North Fried Oyster
85 Bedok North Fried Oyster was a leading name already in Singapore thanks to its signature orh luak, when Michelin Guide visited the sunny Singapore several years ago. They fry their specialty Teochew omelette until it turns golden brown to achieve the lip-smacking crisp on the outside and delicious starchy texture on inside. It is served with plump and briny oysters and a steal at just $3 for small part. The hawker stall opens till 3am everyday inside the Fengshan Centre.
Enjoy the authentic Indian dish while exploring your Little India at Allauddin’s Briyani. This Michelin-starred Muslim hawker is well located in the busy Tekka Centre. It proves that award-winning meals shouldn’t be expensive in Singapore. You will be awe-struck when you see the cooks scooping the delicious curry from the giant metal pots on the orangey basmati rice. You can choose from fish, chicken and mutton. The chicken biryani has always stolen the hearts of locals. The soft chicken meat is freaking great which falls off the bone smoothly.
Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
Depot Road Zhen Shen Mei Claypot Laksha is the most anticipated and hottest-favorite name of sizzling hot laksha with silky smooth noodles. Its name has finally grabbed the eyes of Michelin Guide inspectors and it deserves to get its award. During lunchtime, the queues take up to half an hour due to its added fame, despite being located at Alexandra Village Food Centre. Their smoky hot gravy is the rich blend of chili padi, blue ginger, coconut milk, shrimp paste, lemongrass, and turmeric. At the end, you will have spicy punch of every pack.
Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck
Despite being a newcomer at the Singapore 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand Selection, Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck is nothing new at the hawker scene. It is common to see a long queue at this well-known specialty duck stall. But don’t lose hope as the queue moves quite quickly. You can taste the whole range of duck dishes, including duck noodles, duck rice, duck porridge etc, at just $3 per dish. The tender and braised meat blended with the dark sweet viscous sauce in the duck rice has really stolen the show. It is also served with a bowl of delicious herbal soup.
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice Noodle by Liao Fan
In 2016, Liao Fan Hawker Chan was listed as the cheapest Michelin starred hawker in the world. No one really expected it coming when it was entered into international limelight. The delicious soya sauce chicken rice is really a dream dish for the foodies, as it comes at just $2 per plate.
Everyone is crazy for the thin glistening skin of succulent chicken. It has already grabbed the eyes of many gourmands across the world. It goes without saying that the homegrown brand has expanded smoothly across Singapore with four outlets. It also has branches in other metro cities across the world, including London, Bangkok, and Melbourne.
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow
Hong Lim Market & Food Centre doesn’t have air conditioning but it still has relentless crowd and long queue that is formed every day outside Outram Park Fried Kway Teow. Locals don’t have problems waiting up to an hour to grab their delightful Char Kway Teow as its taste really pays off.
The cooks here stir-fry the flat rice noodles on high heat skillfully in the tangy dark sauce with beaten egg and bean sprouts to add a smoky aroma. In Singapore, the Outram Park Fried Kway Teow is the best choice for the foodies on budget as it costs only $4 per plate.
Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice
At Margaret Drive Food Centre, Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice was all-time favorite for Singaporeans. When its founder was passed away, locals thought that they would no longer be able to enjoy their delicious chicken rice. But it was not the end. Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice was reopened by his sons in Holland Drive and they did justice to its legacy. The chicken skin is glossy as it is poached skillfully and its flesh has great amount of juice. It is served with thinly sliced cucumber and fluffy white rice.
Na Na Curry
You can enjoy the piping hot Peranankan style curry in a bowl at the Michelin rated Na Na Curry in the Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre. Also don’t overlook the well-known drumstick chicken curry that costs only $3.5. If you don’t like spices, you should go with caution as it is very potent. If you don’t have problem with spiciness, it’s a treat for you. Don’t forget to have the divine combo of its tender drumstick with its thick hot curry.
Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
Located somewhere in ABC Food Centre, Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee can easily be seen from afar thanks to its long queue. A 69-year-old Toh Seng Wang dons goggles and whips up the delicious Hokkein Prawn Mee in his wok. Bee Hoon and moist yellow noodles are doused well in the delicious shrimp stock. Then, the dish is served with freshest prawns and homemade sambal chili. At ABC, this hawker veteran has been serving this delicious dish since 1993. Unfortunately, he has no one to continue his legacy. You can also grab the best Singapore holiday Packages and hotel deals with AnjnaGlobal.com