5 Michelin Star Eats Under $40 in Singapore

5 Michelin Star Eats Under $40 in Singapore
May 03 14:32 2017

Disclaimer: This article was first published in May, 2017. Prices may fluctuate.

Here’s where to get delicious and affordable Michelin Star eats that won’t burn a hole in your pocket!

1. Alma

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Alma (image credit: Alma)

Alma, which is Spanish for “soul”, aims to be a place where friends and family gather with good food for an “unforgettable experience”. The food is certainly a hit, as evidenced by the one Michelin star that it was awarded. Located in Goodwood Park, the restaurant specialises in contemporary European cuisine with Asian influences.

While they have higher end dishes, they also have a relatively affordable 3-course lunch set at $39++, which is quite a steal for a Michelin starred restaurant. The choice of mains includes Boston Lobster with angel hair pasta, Chilean Sea Bass with mushrooms and bacon, and Australian Wagyu Beef with potato gratin.

Address: 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221

Opening hours:

Wed to Fri 12-2.30pm, 6-10pm

Sat to Tues 6-10pm

2. Candlenut

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Candlenut (image credit: COMO Dempsey Facebook)

Known as the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut serves up authentic Straits-Chinese cuisine with contemporary touches. Using only the best seasonal produce, their menu has inexpensive lunch dishes from $12 to $32.

This lunch menu includes the signature Buah Keluak, a traditional chicken stew that is rich and creamy, made with the keluak black nut. Other crowd favourites are the Wagyu Beef Short Ribs, the Homemade Kueh Pie Tee, and the Shellfish Bisque.

Address:  17A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676

Opening hours:

Mon to thurs 12-2.30pm, 6-9.30pm

Fri & Sat 12-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm

Sun 12-2.30am, 12-2.30pm, 6-9.30pm

3. Putien Restaurant

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Putien (image credit: Putien)

Hailing from Fujian, a coastal city in China’s Fujian province, Putien Restaurant aims to deliver unadulterated tastes with a touch of homeliness that you get from comfort food. Their authentic and simple dishes have since earned them a Michelin star.

Their Heng Hwa Bee Hoon is a must-try, made with bee hoon that is milled by hand and sun-dried in Putien, making it fluffy and tasty. Plus, it costs just $9.50 per plate! Other highlights include the Putien Cabbage Rice and the Putien Ca Fen. The latter is a unique combination of mee sua, noodles and bee hoon.

Various locations, details here.

4. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

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Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle (image credit: Hungrygowhere)

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle is well-known for having perhaps the best Teochew-style minced pork noodles (what locals call ‘bak chor mee’) in Singapore. The springy noodles, vinegary sauce, tender minced pork and liver slices, and juicy dumplings combine to give you a delicious experience for a portion of restaurant prices.

The $5-$10 price point is still pretty steep for a hawker stall, but considering the array of ingredients and the one Michelin-star that it was awarded, the noodles are worth a try. Be prepared to queue though– this hawker stall has seen an increase in the number of fans after gaining its Michelin star!

Address: 466 Crawford Ln, #01-12, 190465

Opening hours:

Tues to Sun 9.30am- 9pm

5. Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

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Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle (image credit: Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle Facebook)

Named as the spot for the world’s cheapest Michelin-star meal, Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle is a humble hawker stall that was thrown into the limelight after being bestowed with a coveted Michelin star. For just around $3-$4, you can get a plate of Michelin-starred goodness at this now famed hawker stall.

The stall sells its signature Cantonese-style soya sauce chicken rice, along with chicken noodles, wonton soup, char siew noodles, pork rib hor fan and more. To accommodate the throngs of locals and tourists that visit the stall since its induction into Singapore’s Michelin guide, the owner has expanded with a second stall.

Address: 78 Smith St, Singapore 058972

Opening hours:

Thurs to Tues, 10am- 7pm

Take a stroll to one of these froyo stalls after your meal to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

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